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Speaking of sheep, you do realize the remakes are just graphics driver updates in The Matrix right?

Yes, but the imprinting of someone else's memory on the brain of an android does not constitute the creation of a new lifeform, but rather, a poor replication of an already established sentience.
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Sriracha wins again!
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Hot stuff, bo'fem....
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Yeah, but here's a picture of her without makeup from the same movie that shows her in a different light entirely!



or how about this adorable shot...

Any actress looks better with proper hair styling and makeup. I always thought Sissy Spacek was quite attractive, myself.
post #66 of 100
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Am I the only one that thought Let Me In was just OK? Didn't really add anything new to the original masterpiece for me. I wonder how many 'Mericans skipped LTROI because it had *gasp* subtitles!


The Ring > Ringu

I too thought Let Me in was just ok in comparison to the Let The Right One In. The latter is a masterpiece and the former isn't anywhere close.

I'm excited for the remake of Carrie though, as it seems to be covering some new ground with a great actress.
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I too thought Let Me in was just ok in comparison to the Let The Right One In. The latter is a masterpiece and the former isn't anywhere close.

I'm excited for the remake of Carrie though, as it seems to be covering some new ground with a great actress.

I thought they were both nearly identical and liked both of them. I'm curious what the new Carrie does.
post #68 of 100
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I thought they were both nearly identical and liked both of them. I'm curious what the new Carrie does.

They were very close I'd say. But the American version lacked the mood and atmosphere that the original had. The American version seemed like an American movie.

I'm very curious to see what the new Carrie does. I personally think it looks pretty good. I have no aversion to remakes or re imaginings simply because of what they are or the reason behind them, as all Hollywood movies are made to make money first and foremost, at the end of the day.
post #69 of 100
I absolutely despised LET ME IN. Whereas LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is easily one of the best films I have seen in the last ten years.

For GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO... The original is pure perfection. The remake was far less interesting or captivating, despite a budget about 8 to 10 times the original's.

My opinion. cool.gif

By the way, everyone here needs to watch this. And watch to the end. Just trust me. It's relevant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlOxlSOr3_M
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They were very close I'd say. But the American version lacked the mood and atmosphere that the original had. The American version seemed like an American movie.

I'm very curious to see what the new Carrie does. I personally think it looks pretty good. I have no aversion to remakes or re imaginings simply because of what they are or the reason behind them, as all Hollywood movies are made to make money first and foremost, at the end of the day.

I mostly attribute that mood to the foreign setting and language.
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I mostly attribute that mood to the foreign setting and language.

I don't know if i'd attribute it to that solely, or even mostly, but I'd have to watch it again to be sure. It looks as though the same with the new Carrie. The mood that pervades the original may be lost with the remake.
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I absolutely despised LET ME IN. Whereas LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is easily one of the best films I have seen in the last ten years.


By the way, everyone here needs to watch this. And watch to the end. Just trust me. It's relevant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlOxlSOr3_M


That was fantastic.
post #73 of 100
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I thought they were both nearly identical and liked both of them. I'm curious what the new Carrie does.

The new Carrie will do exactly the same thing as the old Carrie, but there will be more blasting, jolting sound effects, more shots of levitation, and there will be no Oscar nominations for best actress and best supporting actress like there were for Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
post #74 of 100
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The new Carrie will do exactly the same thing as the old Carrie, but there will be more blasting, jolting sound effects, more shots of levitation, and there will be no Oscar nominations for best actress and best supporting actress like there were for Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
But the blood is now oil and Carrie is now CGI Carrie, and... eh you get the picture.
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Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post

The new Carrie will do exactly the same thing as the old Carrie, but there will be more blasting, jolting sound effects, more shots of levitation, and there will be no Oscar nominations for best actress and best supporting actress like there were for Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.


Then it should be just fine.
post #76 of 100
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Then it should be just fine.

...and completely unnecessary, and the sheep will make it good box office, and Hollywood wins again, and talented new writers get shoved aside in the meantime....
post #77 of 100
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They were very close I'd say. But the American version lacked the mood and atmosphere that the original had. The American version seemed like an American movie.

What a strange criticism. It WAS an American movie. Didn't the Swedish version seem like too much of a Swedish movie to you?

Let Me In did what the best remakes are supposed to do. It found a way to adapt the story for its own setting and tell it in its own way, without simply aping the original shot-for-shot (as this new Carrie appears to do, judging by the trailers).
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I"m waiting on Fire Starter remake, and then Carrie Vs Fire Starter sequel.... smile.gif


Djoel
post #79 of 100
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What a strange criticism. It WAS an American movie. Didn't the Swedish version seem like too much of a Swedish movie to you?

Let Me In did what the best remakes are supposed to do. It found a way to adapt the story for its own setting and tell it in its own way, without simply aping the original shot-for-shot (as this new Carrie appears to do, judging by the trailers).

Unless you're a newcomer to the way many people speak when describing something, especially a piece of art, it's not a strange criticism at all. Especially when you take into account that the original movie is not an American movie. I don't watch enough Swedish movies to know what a Swedish movies tends to feel or look like. But I'm very much aware when Hollywood has it's heavy hands in a movie, and Let Me In felt very much that way. Let The Right One In felt like a story was being told and there was a very distinct mood surrounding it, as well as a strong aesthetic.

I don't think Let Me In did what remakes should do. It stuck far too closely to the original, while missing out on what made the original so good. I'm hoping Carrie doesn't do the same thing. Let Me In didn't carve out it's own notable space at all, whereas Let The Right One In certainly did. I rushed to buy one, and don't care if I own the other. If Carrie does the same thing, then it is a failure. I'm hoping that they do something original and something good with it. It's an amazing story, and there are lots and lots of ways they can make it great.
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...and completely unnecessary, and the sheep will make it good box office, and Hollywood wins again, and talented new writers get shoved aside in the meantime....

So the you've done the easy part: identifying the problem. Now solve it.
post #81 of 100
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So the you've done the easy part: identifying the problem. Now solve it.

I have had the solution for years now....

If you wish to remake a movie, find a crappy movie and remake it into a good one. Find a movie that had some good ideas but was poorly delivered and turn it into what it should have been.

Otherwise, leave the classics alone.
post #82 of 100
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I have had the solution for years now....

If you wish to remake a movie, find a crappy movie and remake it into a good one. Find a movie that had some good ideas but was poorly delivered and turn it into what it should have been.

Then why haven’t you done it?
post #83 of 100
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Then why haven’t you done it?

I don't have the connections, distribution channels or money.
post #84 of 100
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So now that the movie has been released, and the verdict is in....

...I rest my frickin' case.
post #85 of 100
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So now that the movie has been released, and the verdict is in....

...I rest my frickin' case.

Not to incite but what case? What verdict? I've not seen it yet and hate to judge things on RT or whatever.
post #86 of 100
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My case is that Carrie (2013) was a totally unnecessary cash grab, and that the original De Palma version didn't need remaking.
post #87 of 100
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My case is that Carrie (2013) was a totally unnecessary cash grab, and that the original De Palma version didn't need remaking.
Most films are cash grabs. There it's said. You want art go to a museum.
post #88 of 100
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Most films are cash grabs. There it's said. You want art go to a museum.
This is not about art. This is about being too lazy to come up with your own idea for a movie, even if it's a shoot 'em up with lots of explosions.

There ARE some good remakes, absolutely, but the thing that makes them good is the fact that they are a different take. The Magnificent Seven is an excellent remake of one of my favorite films, Seven Samurai.

The problem with Carrie (2013) is that it appears to be a carbon copy of De Palma's Carrie, just with different actors (none of which who will be nominated for Academy Awards), newer film stock, FX and sound.
post #89 of 100
Total forgettable flop.
post #90 of 100
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Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post

This is not about art. This is about being too lazy to come up with your own idea for a movie, even if it's a shoot 'em up with lots of explosions.

There ARE some good remakes, absolutely, but the thing that makes them good is the fact that they are a different take. The Magnificent Seven is an excellent remake of one of my favorite films, Seven Samurai.

The problem with Carrie (2013) is that it appears to be a carbon copy of De Palma's Carrie, just with different actors (none of which who will be nominated for Academy Awards), newer film stock, FX and sound.

We've been down this road already in other threads. Nearly every story is a remake of something.
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