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Old 12-05-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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Top 25 worst movie remakes

According to moviefone. Here they are.

http://movies.aol.com/movie-photo/wo...00020000000075
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I really, really hated both Godzilla and Planet of the Apes (but never saw either original).
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that seems about right to me, some real stinkers in there...
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Tim Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was horrible. It's one thing casting Johnny Depp to play Gene Wilder. What transpired in that film made it ten times worse.
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I actually liked the new "The Fog". Not realizing that a quarter of those were remakes makes me feel like an idiot
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I really, really hated both Godzilla and Planet of the Apes (but never saw either original).
The original Planet of the Apes was one of my favorite movies growing up. To see it now, it's obviously a little dated in terms of production but it's still a damn good movie.

The remake was a piece of dung.
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Is it just me or is this list very short-sighted?
Seems like most of these movies came out in the last decade.
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Well, they've been making an awful lot of unnecessary and insipid remakes lately. It doesn't surprise me that list is so recent-heavy.
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The '90s Psycho isn't that bad, but it's not good either.

It doesn't deserve #1 over Planet of the Apes, Stepford Wives, Down to Earth, et most of them...
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The problem with Psycho is that it brings absolutely no originality to it. At least the other films didn't rip off the original shot by shot.
It's just difficult to remake a classic like Psycho.

And Planet of the Apes. I just wrote a term paper about why the new Planet of the Apes sucked so much. I should have done it on Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, or as I like to call it, The Murder of Gene Wilder.
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I don't see why people are so hung up on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Sure it wasn't that good a film but like the Gene Wilder version was an adaptation of an existing book and did Wilder's portrayal no disservice at all.

Anyway, the only one I've seen out of those is 101 Dalmations. I don't remember it being that bad back in the day; a bit slapsticky, Glenn Close was great and Hugh Laurie still used his English accent.

I've seen 11 of the originals though. Charade is one of my favourites.
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I'm sure there are countless films that deserve a place on that list over films like Meet Joe Black, Psycho, or The Truth About Charlie, all of which are watchable, even enjoyable films.
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The problem with Psycho is that it brings absolutely no originality to it. At least the other films didn't rip off the original shot by shot.
It's just difficult to remake a classic like Psycho.
True, but some aspects of the remake were better than the original (William H. Macy, Aragorn, and Robert Forster were all better than their original counterparts). Other than that and the use of color, it's a lame movie, but not as terrible as others on that list. Lack of originality kills it, as does the casting of the 3 most important roles (Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, and Vince fucking Vaughn, what???).

I'd still watch it over the godawful Planet of the Apes remake any day, even if Tim Roth, Paul Giamatti, and Helena Bonham Carter are playing giant fucking monkeys.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory isn't that terrible either for reasons Monkeyskin listed above. Sure the first version was better, but this one is a more faithful adaptation to the source material. I still prefer the psychedelic boat ride and "You lose! Good day, sir!" in the end as well though.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is bad for reasons that have nothing to do with being an adaptation or a remake. It's just horrible.
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I feel like the only person alive (especially in my age group) who does not like the Gene Wilder version of the movie. I just didn't like it.

I didn't mind the remake; I dug Johnny Depp's take on it. I fast-forwarded through anything having to do with Oompa-Loompas. That helps.
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