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Added by Nonfictionguy on 13 Dec 2008 11:00
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Déjà vu - Battle of the Remakes

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People who added this item 1688 Average listal rating (1094 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Prelude told me this was a good remake, and it a cracking film, but I haven't seen the original yet. Looking at points, I'm sorry this one is too close to call - its a tie!

Too close to call on points!

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People who added this item 216 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
I personally prefer excellent originals, without which there wouldn't be a remake. But personal feelings aside, this fight is judged on points alone!

Too close to call on points!
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A black cast with token white, and having seen the trailer, it looks like another badly done remake. Time will tell.

Loser on Points (by -1.6 Points / -2.6 Points)
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People who added this item 1000 Average listal rating (635 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
So funny, this has to be the winner, but time will tell.

Winner on Points (by 1.6 Points / 2.6 Points)
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People who added this item 702 Average listal rating (451 ratings) 4.2 IMDB Rating 4.5
Taxi (2004)
So wrong, so very wrong - its starts with Queen Latifah in lycra and goes downhill from there. I suspect the only reason for the 4.2 votes is the costume change scene.

Lose on Points (by -2.2 Points / -2.6 Points)
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People who added this item 757 Average listal rating (489 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7
From the writer that penned Leon and Nikita, comes a very light and enjoyable buddy movie, where even the car or rather the driving is often the star. There is even a little social commentary for the literati to pick up on.

Winner on Points (by 2.2 Points / 2.6 Points)
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Certainly winner on points!

Winner on Points by 2.5 Points / 3.3 Points

Thanks Escafeld for this one!
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People who added this item 982 Average listal rating (619 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 4.9
So much has occured in 36 years; technology has improved, film makers have an arsenal of tools at their disposal and a history of film making to borrow and learn from. So to produce a stinker takes quite some lack of talent. No contest here.

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People who added this item 1183 Average listal rating (725 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
This is more like it, a clear winner against two tries. The original and still the best!

Winner on points (vs 1976) 2.1/2.4
Winner on points (vs 2005) 0.8/0.5
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People who added this item 384 Average listal rating (270 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
I disagree with the votes on this one, but hey everyone to their own.

Lose on points (vs 2005) -1.4 / -2.1
Lose on points (vs 1933) -2.1/-2.4

Thanks to Prelude for this one!
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People who added this item 4530 Average listal rating (2997 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
King Kong (2005)
Didn't beat the original, but topped another remake!
This is wrong, but...

Win on points (vs 1976) 1.4 / 2.1
Lose on points (vs 1933) -0.8/-0.5
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I haven't seen this movie yet - not being a horror fan. But certainly winner on points!

Winner on Points by 1.6 Points / 1.6 Points

Thanks Markjazz for this one!
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Can anyone tell me what is scary about this movie? It was on TV so I watched it, which was a waste of my time. Best scene oh they've got a lift, oh he's got a knife, where has it gone, oh he's dropped them off where they wanted to go - tut!

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People who added this item 425 Average listal rating (248 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Another movie I haven't seen this movie yet - not being a horror fan. But certainly another winner on points!

Winner on Points by 1.4 Points / 1.6 Points

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People who added this item 703 Average listal rating (452 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.6
Haven't seen this either and my thanks to Markjazz for the warning (see comments).

Loser on Points by -1.4 Points / -1.6 Points

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People who added this item 1633 Average listal rating (1079 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Despite the great stars, it just doesn't have the same level of tension.

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People who added this item 476 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Close, but the Original and still the best!

Wins on Points by 0.6 Points / 0.7 Points
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People who added this item 319 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Based on true life. The Original and still the best!

Wins on Points by 2 Points / 1.4 Points
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People who added this item 969 Average listal rating (651 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Decent action movie, good stars, but this isn't real life, but it is great for learning how not to kill someone. Giant Gun in Car with remote control - yeah right!

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The line "Get your dirty hands off me you darn dirty ape!" and the emotional scene at the end of this film made this movie the powerful visual treat it was. Superb! The Original still the best!

Wins on Points by 1.5 Points / 2.5 Points
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People who added this item 3082 Average listal rating (1990 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
How can you top the best, why have a double twist ending of course! Shame it was just so lame. This should have went straight to DVD.

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People who added this item 357 Average listal rating (238 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Help me! The original is dated, special effects are limited at the time, but it still shocked. Late at night this film still holds its own - Tie.

Too close to call on points!
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People who added this item 2143 Average listal rating (1346 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Special effects were, at the time, advanced and impressive. If you saw the original you knew what to expect, but it is still a good movie - Tie.

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People who added this item 1347 Average listal rating (780 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.6
How can anyone try to improve on a classic! Steve Martin actually does a good job, but the slapstick looks forced and humour is dated. With the original in colour and english, why would anyone want to make a remake - bad idea!

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The classic looks its age, its humour is very light. But as the first in the series, its place in history is reserved. The Original and still the best!

Winner on Points by 1.8 Points / 2.2 Points)
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A film of its time, this had everything, humour, action and a sense of realism. The ending is a classic. I've got an idea! Winner, the Original and still the best.

Winner on Points by 0.4 Points / 0.5 Points
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Not so much a remake, more of a new car movie with a familiar name. This is how remakes should be done. Take a concept and take it on. Sadly it doesn't have the longevity of the original.

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People who added this item 517 Average listal rating (282 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Classic movie, certainly still the best!

Winner on Points by 2.5 / 3.9 Points
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People who added this item 312 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.1
What can I say, anyone involved in this movie should hang their head in shame.

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People who added this item 2066 Average listal rating (1270 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
This is actually a very good remake, the atmosphere is superb and acting is first class. Surprised, but for making me think Williams can act, the remake should win!

Loser (On Points by -0.8 / -0.1 Points)
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People who added this item 196 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
The original and a superb film, well shot, atmospheric and gripping. If you enjoy movies, then do watch this film, it is a classic (hence they did a remake in english). The Original and slightly better!

Winner on Points by 0.8 / 0.1 Points
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People who added this item 1331 Average listal rating (847 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
No no no no no! Do not watch this movie! I watched it all and knowing the original so well, could see what they were trying to do, but the original is just in another league. This movie should sit on the DVD rental shelf next to the remake of Planet of the Apes.

Loser (On Points by -1.9 / -1.8 Points)
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People who added this item 403 Average listal rating (232 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
You can see the skill of all the actors in this movie, which flows wonderfully. Its the original, a classic and certainly the Best!

Winner on Points by 1.9 / 1.8 Points
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Simply replacing the threat of Global Nuclear War with the Green Agenda might have worked, but there are so many flaws with this movie. Do not watch if you have a mind.

Loser on Points by 2.5 / 2.5 Points
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The original and still the best!

Winner on Points by 2.5 / 2.5 Points
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Remake or Original, but which one is best?! There is only one way to find out FIGHT!!! Personal opinion aside, I've used both Listal Points and IMDB Points to judge the outcome.

If you cannot wait for the result - Originals are best (but not always!).

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