Originally Posted by Scruffy
but more often remakes deliver disappointment and taint the memory of the original.
I used to share this opinion, but now Im more philosophical about remakes.
Yes I agree that the chances of this new version getting even close to Carpenters 'original' are slim at best, and yes it will probably suck But I cant see how it can taint the original. It will surely make the original look even better!?
OK, so the teen audience will prefer this one over the original because its shinier on the surface with CG effects and has an American hottie shoe-horned in but fuck em, what do they know? It doesn't make them right.
Carpenter's Thing is a masterpiece. It will still be a masterpiece after the release of this one. Its not going anywhere. This doesn't replace it.
Does the new Halloween make the old one a worse film somehow. If anything it makes it even better for me.