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Good and Bad TV remakes.


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#26 OFFLINE   Church AV Guy

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:35 AM

One of the absolute worst remakes was The Avengers movie--no not the recent one, the one with Fiennes and Thurman. :( The series with Macnee as Steed was terrific, but this was unwatchable.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

I have found almost all the remakes of 80's cartoons are absolutely terrible.

They don't even count as cartoons. Animated maybe, but not cartoons.

I've seen some re-treatments of the classics with characters like the Pink Panther talking.

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I was refering to the 2003-2004 series staring Ed O'Neill.

Never heard of it.

You're right! I was thinking of the movie version which came about the same time...

The movie sucked. Akroyd should have been run out of Hollywood for that mess.


I don't generally do remakes so Five-0 and BSG were non-starters and have never been on my set.

As far as other re-treaments, "Lois and Clark" outpaced the earlier Superman versions ... until it got soapy that is.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:06 AM

Side note, TV remakes recently turned movie: 21 Jump Street and Dark Shadows. What a travesty those were and an insult to the original TV shows (which I thouroughly enjoyed).

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

IMHO,

Star Trek. The "re-boot" movie remake of the original TV series is unwatchable. Among the worst remakes ever.

Dragnet. The Ed O'Neil remake was awful. The late 60s series was hardly a remake. It was more like the show just took a few years off and returned.

V. Original series was thoughtful, but lost its way. Remake never was as interesting.

Worst remake ever was a movie. The deeply thoughtful and complex Manchurian Candidate, remade as a simplistic and preachy action movie with a totally different plot.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

Worst remake ever was a movie. The deeply thoughtful and complex Manchurian Candidate, remade as a simplistic and preachy action movie with a totally different plot.

This made me think about a so-so movie remake and couple of good ones, IMHO:

Not so good:

Sean Penn's All The King's Men vs. Broderick Crawford's original.

Pretty good:

Body Heat (based on Double Indemnity)

A Perfect Murder (based on Dial M for Murder)
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

"Star Trek. The "re-boot" movie remake of the original TV series is unwatchable. Among the worst remakes ever."
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See, I totally disagree on that one. It got me actually rejuvinated and looking forward to future Star Trek movies. The Friday the 13th reboot has done the same for me. Also enjoyed Rob Zombie's Halloweens. On the other hand, what they did to Nightmare on Elm Street was unforgivable. Freddy wasn't a child molester in the original.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

Charlie's Angels.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

Now, Hinter, I thought he was, that's why the town attacked him. Or was he just a murderer?

SayWhat, you're denying yourself entertainment not watching those two remakes. 5-0 is excellent and BSG was frakking awesome (pun intended).
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:01 AM

There's a small screen to big screen thread somewhere.

I thought this one was old small to new small.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

Charlie's Angels.


To clarify, I am talking about the original TV show vs. the 13 episode 2011 ABC series that got cancelled after a few shows aired.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

This made me think about a so-so movie remake and couple of good ones, IMHO:

Not so good:

Sean Penn's All The King's Men vs. Broderick Crawford's original.

Pretty good:

Body Heat (based on Double Indemnity)

A Perfect Murder (based on Dial M for Murder)


I may be tarred and feathered for this one, but I greatly prefer the Oceans 11 remake.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

"Star Trek. The "re-boot" movie remake of the original TV series is unwatchable. Among the worst remakes ever."
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See, I totally disagree on that one. It got me actually rejuvinated and looking forward to future Star Trek movies. The Friday the 13th reboot has done the same for me. Also enjoyed Rob Zombie's Halloweens. On the other hand, what they did to Nightmare on Elm Street was unforgivable. Freddy wasn't a child molester in the original.


Overall, I did like Star Trek, but he really needs to lay off the lens flares. I saw the first 9 minutes of the new one, doesn't look like he did for this one.

Still prefer TNG and DS9.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

Still prefer TNG and DS9.


So did I. They made the original look more like "The Thunderbirds".

But I consider them more like sequels or continuations than remakes.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

Now, Hinter, I thought he was, that's why the town attacked him. Or was he just a murderer?

SayWhat, you're denying yourself entertainment not watching those two remakes. 5-0 is excellent and BSG was frakking awesome (pun intended).


He was just a child murderer, not a child molestor. I also found the the comedic side of Freddy from the original nightmares a bit lacking/missing.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:06 AM

Speaking of small to small, i've also found the new 90210 'okay', but still seems to be missing something from the original. Perhaps it's my age also, but the original 90210 seemed a bit more ground breaking edge to it, as it relates to teen/high school targeted shows. Prior to it, you had things like Saved by the Bell (which I loved) and dealt with 'real' teen issue at times, but more in the candy store way then a reality based way if that makes any sense.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

Wasn't "NYPD Blue" more or less a remake of "Hill Street Blues"?

And aren't most of the high school series like "90210" more or less remakes/adaptations of "Room 222"?
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:26 AM

I don't generally do remakes so Five-0 and BSG were non-starters and have never been on my set.


I gotta echo previous posters here. You're really missing out on the new BSG. There's a lot of great stuff in there.


last half of the last season may be a little 'what?!' though

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

Then we have "Elementary". No sure what category it is in. Sherlock Holmes has been around on film since the silent movie days. The Arthur Conan Doyle stories have been remade many times and we are now into new stories to fit the times. The producers of "Elementary" have had to agree not to infringe on any rights held by the makers of the BBC show "Sherlock". The Sherlock Holmes character has endured for over a hundred years and there seems to be no end in sight.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

^^ I would call that a treatment, same as the multiple variations of Superman and the OK Corral story.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

An adaptation perhaps?
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

The Sherlock Holmes character has endured for over a hundred years and there seems to be no end in sight.

According to archive.org, the very first Holmes on film was Sherlock Holmes Baffled, from 1903!

I grew up loving Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, but my favorite Holmes up until now as the Granada series, with Jeremy Brett and Edmunde Hardwicke playing Holmes and Watson. They haven't done it for as long, but kudos to Cumberbatch, Freeman and the BBC, though. What a great job they've done bringing Holmes into the 21st Century. Elementary is OK, but pales by comparison, IMHO.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:48 AM

The new Three Stooges movie sucked I thought. Some(most) things you just can'r duplicate.........

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

To me, the appeal of the "Sherlock Holmes" method of crime investigation is three-fold: attention to (otherwise insignificant) detail; deductive reasoning, explained (thus, the need for a "Watson"); iron-clad, virtually irrefutable conclusions.

Holmes was the original 'forensic' investigator, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a genius.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

To me, the appeal of the "Sherlock Holmes" method of crime investigation is three-fold: attention to (otherwise insignificant) detail; deductive reasoning, explained (thus, the need for a "Watson"); iron-clad, virtually irrefutable conclusions.

Holmes was the original 'forensic' investigator, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a genius.


Holmes wasn't the first, maybe the most popular though.

True detective fiction in the English-speaking world is considered to have begun in 1841 with the publication of Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" itself,[8] featuring "the first fictional detective, the eccentric and brilliant C. Auguste Dupin". Poe devised a "plot formula that's been successful ever since, give or take a few shifting variables."[12] Poe followed with further Auguste Dupin tales: "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" in 1843 and "The Purloined Letter" in 1845.

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