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Added by PvtCaboose91 on 18 Aug 2012 03:23
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Films That DESERVE A Remake

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The Premise? The Earth is covered by water, and people live on ships and floating islands

Why Should It Be Remade? It's not that Waterworld is a bad film, but it was definitely crippled by the technology of its era. Plus, the ever-inflating budget reportedly prevented the original vision of the film from being achieved, with the makers wanting to get a film in the can, and not the film they wanted. The idea is solid and full of potential; the execution is just meh.

With the benefit of a better creative team and a blockbuster budget, I could see this leading somewhere. Potentially a franchise. I'd love to see it happen.
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The Premise? An adaptation of the video game of the same name.

Why Should It Be Remade? The video game is not rocket science: a fighting tournament. We've seen tournaments done in films like Kickboxer, and it works. If done right, it's a solid foundation for an action film, and for God's sake make it an R-rated action film to do justice to the violent game.
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Green Lantern (2011)
The Premise? An adaptation of the DC Comics character of the same name. Hal Jordan is turned into the Green Lantern as a result of alien machinery.

Why Should It Be Remade? I'm not talking about a beat-by-beat remake of this rancid movie. I'm talking about a complete reinvention from top to bottom. No Ryan Reynolds, no goofy CGI, no shitty storytelling... Rather, a clean start which concerns itself with a self-contained origin story, not a movie which just wants to set up sequels.

The character of Green Lantern deserves a good film franchise. Such a shame that he hasn't received one yet.
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Jonah Hex (2010)
The Premise? A film about the DC Comics character of the same name.

Why Should It Be Remade? This film was a disaster from every angle. It was mangled in the cutting room, trimmed from R to PG-13, and there's no singular vision here.

Josh Brolin works in the role. All he needs is a good script and a director capable of making good action, not to mention a studio willing to fund an R-rated film.
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The Premise? An everyday man going vigilante to punish street criminals

Why Should It Be Remade? Death Wish has such a malleable story. The original movie is fantastic, but it'd be intriguing to see a contemporary take on vigilantism; one which further examines the moral implications of taking the law into one's own hands, which observes more contemporary criminals, and which explores the plausibility of getting away with killing scum in today's world (where most everything is captured by surveillance cameras).

Sylvester Stallone has talked of doing a remake for years. Other filmmakers have started getting serious about it, too. Just make it happen, and do it right!
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The Premise? Bambi encountering Godzilla

Why Should It Be Remade? Just imagine what a visionary animator could do with this idea. He could craft an inspirational story about Bambi, who's prancing around one morning enjoying the company of all his friends. And then, suddenly, tragedy strikes, and Godzilla's foot lands on top of Bambi.

The outpouring of grief from forest critters would be emotionally devastating as Bambi's flattened corpse is buried/cremated. I see so much potential...

I'm not talking about a feature film. A five-minute short will suffice.
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Remakes get so much bad press these days, but that's mainly because movies are being remade that are already perfect in their current form. Why remake great movies like Total Recall or Psycho?

Filmmakers should instead be remaking flawed movies which had room for improvement. A talented creative team could use the premise and a few of the ideas, and situate them into a far more engaging, successful movie. Here are some movies that I feel should be remade.

Suggestions are welcome.

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Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 13 16:34
Completely agree about all the films mentioned here; although I thoroughly enjoyed Green Lantern, with the sole exception of Sarsgaard as Hammond (who I thought was atrocious) - Reynolds as Jordan and Strong as Sinestro were perfect casting.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 14 3:21
Death Wish has already been remade....it was called Death Sentence. Not an official remake, but still a remake as much as it ripped it off.

Death Sentence is actually based on the sequel novel to Death Wish. Epic fail.

And did you actually read what I wrote, moron? I'm not talking about scene-for-scene remakes of these movies -- I'm talking about complete reinventions from top to bottom, with stronger scripting. An opportunity for the flaws of the original creations to be ironed out by a competent creative team who take the basic premise and do something interesting with it.

Please don't breed.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 15 14:30
all we need is 1 street fighter movie and it's www.listal.com/movie/gekitotsu-satsujin-ken
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 15 14:39
i would like to see a remake of Street Fighter but with a great screenplay and a great director like Zhang Yimou or Ang Lee and a excellent fighting choregrapher like Yuen Woo Ping because the original movie was so bad and i think a great remake would erased from our mind that horrible film. : )
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Mar 7 20:43
@ PvtCaboose91 Only a dickhead would use the expression Epic Fail in the context you have, i.e., like a child sticking his tongue out at someone. You then go on to call the guy who posted a 'moron' even though he wasn't in the slightest bit confrontational with you. His comment may have been factually inaccurate but it hardly merits your abusive response - are you really that insecure that you have to badmouth anyone whose ideas or opinions differ from yours?

Also, if you knew as much about filmmaking as you seem to think you do you'd realise that the creative and talented people you refer to don't set out to make flawed or bad films but are often hindered by uncreative untalented producers who think they know better. I say this as someone who works in the business and has experienced it first hand. Now doubt you'll come back to me with some childish comment intended to put me in my place. Go ahead - I've been insulted by people smarter and wittier than yourself so I doubt anything you have to say to me will even register.

Lastly, 'Death Wish', although not officially remade, has inspired more movies than I can be bothered to list here, most memorably 'Law Abiding Citizen'. It was also an incredibly successful movie in its day, which is why it spawned four sequels.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Mar 8 1:03
Only a dickhead would use the expression Epic Fail in the context you have, i.e., like a child sticking his tongue out at someone.

Aww you're cute. We got a live one, folks!
You then go on to call the guy who posted a 'moron' even though he wasn't in the slightest bit confrontational with you.

☭Bolshevik Gary☭, is that you?
His comment may have been factually inaccurate but it hardly merits your abusive response

My list, my rules ^_^
are you really that insecure that you have to badmouth anyone whose ideas or opinions differ from yours?

Are you really that insecure that you have to open a sock account to strike back at me? Or that you feel the need to step in and defend a random? LMAO!
Also, if you knew as much about filmmaking as you seem to think you do you'd realise that the creative and talented people you refer to don't set out to make flawed or bad films but are often hindered by uncreative untalented producers who think they know better.

Yah, so give these films another shot with producers who know what they're doing. You're not very good at this ^_^
I say this as someone who works in the business and has experienced it first hand.

Ooooo we got a badass over here, guys!
Now doubt you'll come back to me with some childish comment intended to put me in my place.

Childish? I'm insulted :|
Go ahead - I've been insulted by people smarter and wittier than yourself so I doubt anything you have to say to me will even register.

There are people smarter than me? LIAR!
Lastly, 'Death Wish', although not officially remade, has inspired more movies than I can be bothered to list here, most memorably 'Law Abiding Citizen'. It was also an incredibly successful movie in its day, which is why it spawned four sequels.

Bruh, I love Death Wish, and I love its sequels. I'm not questioning its worth as a film, because as a product of the 70s, it's a wonderful snapshot of its time with penetrating societal commentary. The sequels were dumb fun. The third film is an especially enjoyable guilty pleasure. But I like the idea of transplanting the story to today's world, where the chances of Paul Kersey getting caught are higher. Remakes don't necessarily mean bad -- the Last House on the Left remake surpassed the original movie.

Don't get ya panties in a wad, Sally.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Mar 8 6:37
Want a medal, fuckyou?
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Mar 8 7:58
I was thinking of shoving it down your throat, but it seems you already have multiple dicks blocking the passage 24/7.

Hmm. Your loss.

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