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Spike Spiegel
07-28-2017, 11:05 AM
There's a lot of remake bashing here on the Internet, so I started thinking about some "reimaginings" of existing movies/shows/franchises that actually justify their existence.

My personal list:

Power Rangers (2017) - The characters were more interesting than the nostalgia/mecha porn.
The Thing (1982)
The Fly (1986)
Transformers Prime (2010-13)
Bates Motel (2013-2017)
The Thing (2011) - Studio meddling covered up some respectable practical effects with awful CGI. I'd like to see a directors' cut of this.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - Alfred Hitchcock remade his own film.
Dredd (2012)
Blair Witch (2016) - I thought it was as good as the original, but without its novelty.
Rebuild of Evangelion (2009-present)
Man of Steel (2013) - Yeah, I like this one...despite angrily blogging (https://arussthebus.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/contemporary-heroes/) about it around the time of its release. I was an obnoxious college aged fanboy at the time.

ZariusTwo
07-28-2017, 12:08 PM
Battlestar Galactica
He Man and the Masters of the Universe
Danger Mouse
Transformers Animated
Hannibal
Sherlock

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
07-28-2017, 12:10 PM
I think most people of today prefer colour remakes of films and TV series where the original film is black and white.

CyberCubed
07-28-2017, 12:52 PM
Planet of the Apes has got to be the only modern successful series of an old movie franchise we've ever had. Especially since the 2001 Burton movie reboot before it flopped.

raph27
07-28-2017, 01:34 PM
Batman Begins- rebooted the Batman movie franchise successfully and took it in a new, darker direction that was far away from whatever Batman and Robin tried to be.

Spider-Man: Homecoming- while I know not everyone likes it (especially on here) it did a solid job of bringing Spidey fully into the MCU. Drawing upon the climax of the first Avengers to make up a major plot point I thought worked wonderfully as world connecting without being too intrusive. A few things felt missing that were in previous Spider-Man movies, but hopefully the sequel can fix those.

drgon78
07-28-2017, 01:40 PM
The Thing (1982 and 2011)
He-Man(2002)
Thundercats(2011)
Power Rangers(2017)
Oceans 11(2001)
Let Me In(2010)
The Fly(1986)
Little Shop of Horrors(1986)
The Blob(1988]
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels(1988]
True Lies(1994)
MLP:FiM(2010)

TMNT_Guy
07-28-2017, 01:46 PM
King Kong (2005)
True Grit (2010)

CyberCubed
07-28-2017, 03:20 PM
Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible movies were so successful the 6th film is coming in 2018, and this series started back in 1996 or so. It's been going on over 20 years, and there were two Mission Impossible TV series this came from, the original 60's show and the 80's reboot.

newfan
07-28-2017, 03:59 PM
Batman begins, I liked that we saw how he trained on this.
New Star Trek

TurtleWA
07-28-2017, 05:02 PM
It's hard to imagine these ever happened. I prefer the more modern versions. That Spider-Man soundtrack though! :tcool:

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Candy Kappa
07-28-2017, 05:07 PM
The 1990 Captain America movie, that kinda happened. Just like the Reb Brown Captain America movies.

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For some reason the video is named Death Too Soon, but the footage is from the first movie not the second:lol:

TurtleWA
07-28-2017, 05:21 PM
The 1990 Captain America movie, that kinda happened. Just like the Reb Brown Captain America movies.

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For some reason the video is named Death Too Soon, but the footage is from the first movie not the second:lol:

For some reason I really want to watch these now. I can't look away like a moth to a flame. Would be great for MST3K.

Candy Kappa
07-28-2017, 05:24 PM
The first Reb movie is a bit slugish but the sequel is fun, Death Too Soon even got Christopher Lee as the bad guy.

ToTheNines
07-28-2017, 05:25 PM
Lez Zeppelin.

THGhost
07-28-2017, 05:41 PM
Here's just a "few". :lol:

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Bates Motel (2013-2017)
Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009), Caprica (2010) and Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012)
Cat People (1982)
Cape Fear (1991)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1998 )
Dredd (2012)
Evil Dead (2013)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Friday the 13th (2009)
Fright Night (2011)
Godzilla (2014)
Insomnia (2002)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 )
King Kong (2005)
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Let Me In (2010)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Piranha 3D (2010)
Planet of the Apes (Rise, Dawn & War, 2011-2017)
Predators (2010)
Scarface (1983)
Shin Godzilla (2016)
Star Trek (2009-2016?)
The Dark Knight trilogy (2005-2012)
The Departed (2006)
The Fly (1986)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
The Parent Trap (1998 )
The Ring (2002)
The Thing (1982)
True Grit (2010)
True Lies (1994)

There's quite a lot of horror films in there. Feel free to disagree with some of 'em. :P

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
07-30-2017, 12:46 PM
Here's just a "few". :lol:

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Bates Motel (2013-2017)
Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009), Caprica (2010) and Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012)
Cape Fear (1991)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1998 )
Dredd (2012)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Friday the 13th (2009)
Insomnia (2002)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 )
King Kong (2005)
Let Me In (2010)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Piranha 3D (2010)
Planet of the Apes (Rise, Dawn & War, 2011-2017)
Scarface (1983)
Star Trek (2009-2016?)
The Dark Knight trilogy (2005-2012)
The Departed (2006)
The Fly (1986)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
The Parent Trap (1998 )
The Ring (2002)
The Thing (1982)
True Grit (2010)
True Lies (1994)

There's quite a few horror films in there. Feel free to disagree with some of 'em. :P

Did you watch all these original films?

Shark_Blade
07-30-2017, 06:21 PM
101 Dalmatians (Glenn Close/1996 film)
Beauty and the Beast (2017 film)
Carrie 2013
Clash of the Titans (2010 film)
Freaky Friday (2003 film)
Hitman: Agent 47
House of Wax (2005 film)
James Bond Casino Royale (2006)
King Kong (2005 film)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
The Mummy (1999 film)
Planet of the Apes (2001 film)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
RoboCop (2014 film)
Power Rangers (2017)
Shin Godzilla
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film)
The Jungle Book (2016 film)
The Parent Trap (1998 film)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 film)

drgon78
07-30-2017, 08:26 PM
The Mummy(1999)
Carry(2013)
Beauty and the Beast(2017)
The Jungle Book(2016)
Smurfs: The Lost Village(2017)
Freaky Friday(2003)
Star Trek(2009+)
Spider-Man: Homecoming(2017)

CyberCubed
07-30-2017, 08:41 PM
The Karate Kid. Jackie Chan >>>>>

ProphetofGanja
07-30-2017, 08:47 PM
The Karate Kid. Jackie Chan >>>>>

motherf**king yes

THGhost
08-01-2017, 09:56 AM
Did you watch all these original films?

Of course. Again, feel free to disagree with some of 'em. But be gentle. :P

Allio
08-02-2017, 08:49 AM
just watched Shin Godzilla the second time. Purty good.

THGhost
08-02-2017, 06:34 PM
just watched Shin Godzilla the second time. Purty good.

Certainly one of the better Toho Godzilla movies in recent years.

Updated my list on page 1.

Allio
08-02-2017, 06:58 PM
you say "recent" years but the last Godzilla film was 2004

CyberCubed
08-02-2017, 07:12 PM
you say "recent" years but the last Godzilla film was 2004

2004 isn't that long ago. I mean I know it is, but the early 2000's are still "recent" to most of us.

Shark_Blade
08-02-2017, 07:26 PM
just watched Shin Godzilla the second time. Purty good.

You're doing amazing sweetie.

THGhost
08-02-2017, 09:27 PM
you say "recent" years but the last Godzilla film was 2004

2004 isn't that long ago. I mean I know it is, but the early 2000's are still "recent" to most of us.

I'm with Cubed on this one. And you forgot about 2014's Godzilla, unless you meant just the Toho movies.

sdp
08-02-2017, 09:48 PM
2004 is a long time from the last Godzilla movie. Final Wars was that, the end of the millennium series. When people say "recent" Godzilla movies I would think of the American 2014 one and the upcoming anime film not Final Wars or any of the millenium series, I mean when the first movie of that series came out the Nintendo 64 was still there and when Final Wars came out the Gamecube chugging along, we wouldn't get the Wii for another 2 years.

Shin Godzilla, the best movie since the original 1954.

CyberCubed
08-02-2017, 10:29 PM
I consider King Kong 2005 recent and that's more than a decade old now. Hard to believe I now have to say "King Kong 2005" instead of just "the newest King Kong" because of the new Kong that just came out this year.

Shark_Blade
08-02-2017, 11:25 PM
Shin Godzilla, the best movie since the original 1954.Yep, and I've seen plenty of Godzilla movies too. The Japanese know their stuff.

The Hollywood wannabe remake versions are simply pale in comparison.

THGhost
08-05-2017, 04:48 PM
I consider King Kong 2005 recent and that's more than a decade old now. Hard to believe I now have to say "King Kong 2005" instead of just "the newest King Kong" because of the new Kong that just came out this year.

Exactly. So would I. "Recent" doesn't have to mean just in the last 5 years or so.

The Hollywood wannabe remake versions are simply pale in comparison.

It'll be interesting to see how the next Hollywood Godzilla movie and the Godzilla vs Kong movie shape up.

CyberCubed
08-05-2017, 11:47 PM
I think anything from 2000 onward is recent. 80's/90's movies generally feel old though, which kinda makes sense as they're 30+ years old now.

chrisdude
08-06-2017, 02:21 PM
It's pretty crazy that Godzilla 2014 and Shin Godzilla were both great. Looking now, it appears Shin Godzilla FINALLY hit blu-ray in the US. Which is nuts, because I watched that in the theater in October. I just stopped typing this and ordered it. I'll try to contribute something different.

Little Rascals. Not only was it respectfully done, it legitimately became a classic for a new generation. How often does that happen?

The Three Stooges. I don't care what people say, they did everything right.

drgon78
08-08-2017, 08:41 PM
I also liked the three stooges movie, would love to see a well done remake/revamp of the Marx Brothers.

Utrommaniac
08-08-2017, 08:56 PM
Netflix's Voltron is pretty much the one reboot/remake I can think of off the top of my head that I've seen all the way through.

I've tried to watch the original, but got to a point where it was both too slow and the voice acting was too silly. Though I greatly enjoy the clips of peak silliness. The little girl (clearly voiced by a man) that gets lost in a rush gets me every time :lol: . "Don't leeaaaave meeeee"