Which do you prefer, Original classics or Remakes?

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Re: Which do you prefer, Original classics or Remakes?

Post by Morgan Jones » 18 Jun 2018, 21:04

Origianl seems to always be better than a remake. I don't know the reason for it but I am yet to stumble upon a remake that's just overall better than the original movie.
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Post by Moonlight91 » 19 Jun 2018, 02:47

This is a hard question and the boring answer for me is: It depends.

Nowadays the film industry has a lot of cool ways to tell the stories with CGI and 3D cameras. Sometimes they rely on the tools too much though. I didn't like "Ghost in the Shell" for example. The original movies were much better.

I enjoyed watching the old movie Westworld is based on and I recommend it! It didn't age well, but it is very interesting to see how they created the robots.

Old Disney movies will always have a special place in my heart and I am going to show them to my kids someday. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy the live action remakes though. 8)

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Post by Lil Reads » 28 Jun 2018, 20:46

I think it depends on the film or book.

Sometimes the film cannot match the book due to limits, censorship or special effects, and it takes major changes, such as advances in technology, so that the film can more accurately reflect the book. The early monster films had some great makeup effects, but not all of them are, e.g. Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolfman; more recent werewolf films can use a mix of practical and CGI to make the transformation much more effective.

Sometimes the need to 'update' a book can backfire though. Adding too many details or changing so much that it veers wildly from the book can alienate fans. Death takes a Holiday is a great dramatic play about death and humanity; the original movie is dramatic and has a quiet menacy; it got remade into a movie called Meet Joe Black in the 1990s that didn't use those same themes or add in new questions about quality of life or how humans should help each other. I really did not understand what the main character learned about humans during the movie.
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Post by MsLisa » 29 Jun 2018, 07:16

It varies. Sometimes when it is an old movie the visuals and effects need updating so I always welcome a remake for that opportunity but sometimes the quality of the movie's visuals and effects is upped and the storyline suffers which is frustrating.

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Post by Riszell » 29 Jun 2018, 09:51

There's nothing like the original... And classic. :wink:

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Post by KatSims92 » 29 Jun 2018, 10:25

Original classics, for sure! There's always an internal groan when I hear of a new remake coming out soon.

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Post by arinjerry » 09 Jul 2018, 01:40

it depend the original and remake sometime the original will be intresting while the remake will not be ike the original and sometimes more ideas are added to make the remake intresting

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Post by arinjerry » 09 Jul 2018, 01:44

remake as in the case of movies like spider man.the movie was more interesting than the original

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Post by scratchcat318 » 09 Jul 2018, 20:20

arinjerry wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 01:40
it depend the original and remake sometime the original will be intresting while the remake will not be ike the original and sometimes more ideas are added to make the remake intresting
This was literally exactly what I was about to say. I like remakes when they add something interesting that the original didn't offer and improve upon the original in some way. I think remakes that exist to be carbon copies of the original classics are incredibly insulting to the original material. If you're going to remake something, do something different and unique with the source material.

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Post by PABS » 27 Jul 2018, 17:39

I usually prefer originals. I'm trying to think of one remake that was better than the original, and right now I got...nuthin'. If you usually prefer originals, why? I think it's because the remakes always try to do something unique, something different, and that backfires. Perhaps, too, it's because a particular actor just nailed the role in the original, and the actor in the remake doesn't have the same charm, for lack of a better word. The remake of The Flight of the Phoenix comes to mind. Giovanni Ribisi is a good actor, but he just doesn't pull off the role of Dorfmann like Hardy Kruger.

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Post by jjmainor » 10 Aug 2018, 01:07

It's rare for the remake to be better, but what helps it is the time span between it and the original. What's been hinted at is whether or not a remake needs to update the film to a modern audience. Certainly a silent film remade with sound or sometimes a black and white film remade in color can do well, but today, there are too many movies remade where the original isn't that old and still holds up - ie. it doesn't feel dated.

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Post by JudasFm » 10 Aug 2018, 02:45

If we're talking about black and white vs. colorized versions, it depends which one I saw first. I know Rope was originally black and white, but the version I saw was the colorized one, and I can't get my head around the original monochrome ;)

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Post by braithwaite » 10 Aug 2018, 20:15

I preffer the orignal

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Post by booklysis » 12 Aug 2018, 11:31

I think remakes turn the originals into something amazing and they are also well-crafted than the originals. So, I prefer remakes.

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Post by sam_jennifer_may » 13 Aug 2018, 11:32

My preference really depends on each film. I generally prefer remakes of originals from 1950s/1960s, but I think for most films you can’t beat the original. I also think it really depends on which you see first. I find that once I’ve seen an actor play a role/character I find it very hard to watch anyone else take on the role.

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