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The Inescapable Role
Why Bother? (Stupid Remakes)
Movie Serial Killers
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One extra entry! Now don't you feel special. (Updated weekly and in no particular order.)
Why Bother:(Stupid Remakes)
Listed in order of production (Read: the good ones are first).
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- Purple Noon/The Talented Mr. Ripley: Please. The original starred Alain Delon in his prime. The second? Matt Damon. Case closed.
- Spoorloos/The Vanishing: The first is a masterpiece. (Reviewed here.) The second, a lame Kiefer Sutherland vehicle.
- Psycho/Psycho: Don't get me started.
- La Femme Nikita/Point of No Return: Sorry. There was no point to remaking Nikita.
- El Mariachi/Desperado: Please, somone keep Robert Rodriguez to a budget of $7000 or less.
- Insomnia/Insomnia: The second version wasn't horrible but the first simply didn't need to be revisited. Stellan Skarsgård at his best.
- Abre Los Ojos/Open Your Eyes: What was Cameron Crowe thinking?
- Ocean's Eleven/Ocean's Eleven: A crappy remake of a crappy original. At least the first one had Frank Sinatra and an entertaining ending. The only entertaining thing about the remake, was when it ended. (Reviewed here.)
- The Island of Dr. Moreau/The Island of Dr. Moreau: The second is so bad it couldn't have possibly out performed the original (Though, I confess I have not seen the 1977 version.)
- Planet of the Apes/Planet of the Apes: Duh.
- Nick Cage Tie-Fest
Wings of Desire/City of Angels & Gone in 60 Seconds/Gone in 60 Seconds: Please. Nick. With your remake record
STAY AWAY from the Elvis catalog.