I love a good movie.
And by that I mean I love action movies filled with car chases, gun fire, explosions, twists and turns, tanks and heavy artillery. I also go for movies that involve magic, alien species, space travel (especially if that includes something trying to suck your face off). Chick flicks usually don’t interest me and nor do romantic comedies (for the most part). When I sit down in that theater chair with my popcorn and Reeces Pieces (no soda as I have a bladder the size of a walnut), I want to be entertained. I don’t necessarily want anything deep or moving or relevant to today’s world.
I just want to be entertained.
However, this is becoming difficult since it seems as though Hollywood is only interested in remaking movies rather than coming up with anything new. I liked the original movie and don’t want to spend $800 to go see a remake.
Okay, I may have exaggerated a tad about the high cost of the movies but I wasn’t far off.
But the fact remains that there has been an awful lot of remakes coming out: Karate Kid, Footloose, Arthur, King Kong, Pink Panther, Total Recall, Spider Man (I know it’s a different bad guy but seriously…enough already!). The thought of watching anyone but Arnold in Total Recall makes me cringe. Arnold is Douglas Quaid and no one else will ever fill those shoes.
Is Hollywood so low on ideas that they just look back through old movies and say “Gee, let’s pin 100 of them onto spinning board and remake the one the pointer hit!” Umm…*cough cough* I can hand over some books that would make damn fine movies
And not just my books! I have read plenty of books that would make awesome movies (as long as they aren’t butchered too badly).
What do you think? Am I the only one fed up with all the remakes? Or is it fun to see a different take on a movie?