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.
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)
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?
True Grit is showing up on a lot of lists today.ReplyDelete
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!
Reeves is always a zombie (well except for the Matrix movies)Delete
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 sureReplyDelete
kiddo was my gage for the re-make of true grit, she really preferred itDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed the original Wonka, but Johnny Depp and the Ommpa Loompas made this for meDelete
I liked the remake of the producers though the original was still much betterReplyDelete
I don't think I saw the originalDelete
I really like Johnny Depp but the Gene Wilder one is ingrained in my childhood forever.ReplyDelete
Johnny makes all movies my fav :)Delete
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 :)ReplyDelete
pink panther should never be more than a cartoonDelete
Agree with you on the Pink Panther remakes man, the most recent one was absolutely terrible!ReplyDelete
I think a lot of people hate the pInk panther remakes. Frankly, I love the cartoons better.:)ReplyDelete
cartoon is how it should have stayedDelete
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.;PReplyDelete
young Jodie was greatDelete
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.ReplyDelete
did you prefer the originalDelete
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!ReplyDelete
the new one is great!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
the oompa loompas in the remake made me laugh so much :)Delete
LOL - I have Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also, but it's is my worst list.ReplyDelete
the original was a childhood fav for a lot of peopleDelete
The Martin/PINK PANTHER combo was sheer idiocy -- and not in a good way.ReplyDelete
I loved John Carpenter's re-make of The Thing.ReplyDelete
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.
I haven't seen the Thing in sooo longDelete
I can't argue about any of your choices. I totally forgot about the Pink Panther (gratefully so), that was SO bad.ReplyDelete
wish I could forget itDelete
I haven't seen True Grit, but the book has been recommended by an insistent aunty! :)ReplyDelete
she has good tasteDelete