Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck
Quote: Originally Posted by strollin
Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X
It is a remake
of a Charles Bronson movie. That is Strike One!
Correction, it was a POOR REMAKE
of a Charles Bronson movie.
Has anyone ever seen a remake that was better than the original? I don't think I have.
Is that because all re-makes were actually worse than the original, or because you began watching whilst thinking about the original, remembering the original actors, and constantly thinking about changes from the original?
Were you able to watch the remake as a separate film, or was your attention always focused on it being a remake of an old classic?
Accepting the reality that a remake can never truly be watched without remembering back to the original, and that how much it is accepted by an audience will, for the most part, have been decided in advance, or based upon unobtainable expectations, it is possible for a remake better than the original to exist?