Friday, May 17, 2013

The Best & The Worst of The Remakes



Best & Worst Movie Remakes Blogfest!


We're all still just coming off the A to Z high, and the Blogging Ninja Alex J is at it again!  This time with the best and worst movie remakes blogfest.


True Grit (2010)
There have been a few really good remakes in my mind from King Kong, to War of the Worlds, 3:10 to Yuma, Brothers and The Magnificant Seven.

I think the top 3 BEST REMAKES are:
3) Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (1971 and 2005)
2) The Departed (2002, 2006)
1) True Grit (1969, 2010)





Image of Swept Away

There have also been a few too many bad remakes.... The Stepford Wives, Poseidon, Arthur, The Women

The top 3 WORST REMAKES:
1) The Pink Panther (1963, 2006)
2) The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, 2008)
3) Swept Away  (1974, 2002)


What do you think?  Best and Worst?





34 comments:

  1. True Grit is showing up on a lot of lists today.
    I didn't select it, but that Day the Earth Stood Still remake really is one of the worst. Horrible script and Reeves was a zombie.
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

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    1. Reeves is always a zombie (well except for the Matrix movies)

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  2. I am not a fan of the True Grit remake at all. I love the girl who played Maddie-she was better than Kim Darby but Jeff Bridges doing that crusty voice just wanted to make me give him a losenge. Agree with the worst for sure

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    1. kiddo was my gage for the re-make of true grit, she really preferred it

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  3. I'm absolutely too devoted to the original Willie Wonka to give the remake a chance. I can't think of any remakes that have been as good as the originals, but then again I'm not really a movie buff. Just as long as Hollywood never tries to remake To Kill a Mockingbird, I'll be happy!

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    1. I enjoyed the original Wonka, but Johnny Depp and the Ommpa Loompas made this for me

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  4. I liked the remake of the producers though the original was still much better

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  5. I really like Johnny Depp but the Gene Wilder one is ingrained in my childhood forever.

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  6. I'm seeing The Pink Panther on a lot of 'worst' lists today...and I have to agree. I didn't see it all, but saw enough to know it was a stinker :)

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    1. pink panther should never be more than a cartoon

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  7. Agree with you on the Pink Panther remakes man, the most recent one was absolutely terrible!

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  8. I think a lot of people hate the pInk panther remakes. Frankly, I love the cartoons better.:)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. cartoon is how it should have stayed

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  9. LOVE War of the Worlds, one of my favorites. I also like the remake of Freaky Friday, but then again you really can't beat young Jodie Foster.;P

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  10. I know I am in the minority, but I simply could not stand the True Grit remake...and I blame the director...he made the actors look like stiffs to me....like they were reading off of a page.

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  11. 3:10 to Yuma is in many lists. And all of them list it as the best remake. I didn't see the original but I liked the new one very much. Thanks for participating!

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  12. I hate to mention this but I think every blog I've been to that mentioned Willie Wonka has it listed as a worst. You must have seen something there that the rest of us missed.

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    1. the oompa loompas in the remake made me laugh so much :)

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  13. LOL - I have Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also, but it's is my worst list.

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

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    1. the original was a childhood fav for a lot of people

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  14. The Martin/PINK PANTHER combo was sheer idiocy -- and not in a good way.

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  15. I loved John Carpenter's re-make of The Thing.

    I thought the re-make of True grit was pretty unnecessary. Same story with a less-charismatic lead actor who talks weird. I'll take the original any day.

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    1. I haven't seen the Thing in sooo long

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  16. I can't argue about any of your choices. I totally forgot about the Pink Panther (gratefully so), that was SO bad.

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  17. I haven't seen True Grit, but the book has been recommended by an insistent aunty! :)

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