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Office debate: Best Hollywood remakes of all time?


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#1 pstall

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:18 PM

In honor of The Thing coming soon which is a remake of a remake. Whatcha got?

I say, well, The Thing in 82 is THE greatest remake of all time.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:38 PM

I would have to agree with the Thing, but the Departed, the Fly, Scarface, dawn of the dead, and the Magnificent 7 would have to be up there. Of course some of those are remakes of foreign films.

I also thought the new the Thing was a prequel to the remake? (Talk about mind fug)

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:41 PM

Seems like some don't like it, But I like new True Grit.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:03 PM

I can't think of a single remake that was better than the original that I saw. The problem is they remake the classics. I know some will laugh at this, but I don't think you mess with The Longest Yard. Or Planet of the Apes. Or anything that got it right the first time. Remake something that someone effed up.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:07 PM

Seems like some don't like it, But I like new True Grit.


Agreed. Liked the original, loved the remake.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:26 PM

The only remake I have ever seen that was almost as good as the original was "The Elusive Pimpernel" starring David Niven as The Scarlet Pimpernel. This was a remake of "The Scarlet Pimpernal" played perfectly by Leslie Howard. "Sink Me!"

The Scarlet Pimpernel was the original James Bond and Batman rolled into one!

"The seek him here,
They seek him there,
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere!
Is he in Heaven,
or is he in H3ll
That damned elusive Pimpernel!"



"Sink me, it rhymes!"



Every remake since, even the mini-series, have never stood up to Howard's protrayal of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Niven's was the closest and tolerable to watch.

Very Few follow on movies are worth watching. Star War 4, 5, 6 were good. James Bond were mostly good to watch.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:56 PM

I can't think of a single remake that was better than the original that I saw. The problem is they remake the classics. I know some will laugh at this, but I don't think you mess with The Longest Yard. Or Planet of the Apes. Or anything that got it right the first time. Remake something that someone effed up.

Do you really wanna see a remake of Bio Dome? :eek:

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:04 AM

Do you really wanna see a remake of Bio Dome? :eek:


No. But how about The Firm?

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:52 AM

No. But how about The Firm?

The movie or the workout?

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:06 AM

Insomnia.

/lock thread

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:11 AM

Ben Hur was a remake of an old silent film.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:37 AM

Carpenter's Thing is great, Ocean's 11 is far superior to the original, I thought True Grit was better, 3:10 to Yuma and the Fly are great as well...

Whoever said The Departed and Magnificent 7... no.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:39 AM

3:10 to yuma was a great movie

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:41 AM

the nutty professor

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:44 AM

Carpenter's Thing is great, Ocean's 11 is far superior to the original, I thought True Grit was better, 3:10 to Yuma and the Fly are great as well...

Whoever said The Departed and Magnificent 7... no.


No where did I state they were better than the original, but you can tell me that they were not good movies that deserve any type of consideration?