The only thing Hollywood knows how to do anymore is REMAKES.
Apparently Originality took the week off.
Just a couple of days after Universal Studios announces that they'd be (Reimagining) CLUE with Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski at the controls, (Reimagining) being the Politically correct way to say, REMAKE, comes word that both--
TOTAL RECALL and THE NEVERENDING STORY will get extreme makeovers of their own.
Add those 3 films to the previously announced plans to make a new--
KARATE KID, ARTHUR and ROMANCING THE STONE and you've got something much more than a mere trend, this is an EPIDEMIC.
For me Remakes are plain pathetic, This is Nothing more than a desperate attemt by (No Talent) directors to Cash in on already established and popular brand names and Other Peoples Ideas.
Lets take a gander at some recent Remakes
The Bad News Bears--2005, So watered down for todays Stupid Kiddies it was just NO fun.
Oceans 11--2001, George Clooney and Company Destroyed a Rat Pack Classic and turned it into a 3 parter.
Halloween--2007, Rob Zombie turned all of the character into Pot Smoking, Beer Guzzling, Partying, Sex Addicts.
The Uninvited--2009, Hollywood completely changed the original story.
King Kong--2005, In 1933 Kong was Ruthless, In 1976 Kong was a Stud and in 2005 Kong was Tender.
The Parent trap--1998
Sabrina--1995, The Original was SOOOOOOOOOOO much better. Audry Hepburn, Nuff said.
The Little Shop Of Horrors--1960
The Manchurian Candidate--1962
The Pink Panther--2006
The Thing--1982, FX is what made it good.
The War of the Worlds--2005, FX is what made it better.
Charlie and the Chocolate factory--2005, FX is what made it better.
Friday the 13th--2009, Turned into a Slasher BOOB Fest
Herbie Fully Loaded--2005, More FX
My Bloody Valentine--2009
Prom Night--2008, Turned into a Savage Blood Fest
The day the earth Stood Still--2008, I want my 104 minutes back
and last but not Least-----
Race for Witch Mountain--2009, The names were changed, The kids were aged-Tia by 4 years and Tony by 3 years. They gave Tia Boobs.
And as usual, Tons of FX were added.
Reimaging/Retelling/Reimagining/Retelling all = REMAKE.
Once again Hollywood shows its Lack of Original Ideas.
There are no more Scriptwriters, Only Copy Machines