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The lost art of originality.

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As a father, I am sometimes subjected to some of the worst kid movies available. We recently watched Marmaduke. Those of you familiar with the Sunday funnies will recognize Marmaduke as a comic strip following the misadventures of a large dog.

As much as I’d like to rant about how painful the movie was to watch, it brought up a more painful realization. You may have also noticed it as well, the lack of originality coming out of Hollywood. Why is it that every other movie coming out is a remake of some sort?

Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not necessarily remakes that are the problem. Some of the best movies out there were remakes; The Departed, The Bourne Identity, Brewster’s Millions and even my all-time favorite Heat.

My beef is with the selection of remakes. Honestly, they’re failed attempts at someone trying to revive their Saturday morning.

Let’s start with Scooby Doo. It was bad enough that they felt it necessary to torture us with more than one.

Underdog took one of my favorite actors, Jason Lee and cut off his balls.

Transformers, I have to admit as a fan of the animated cartoons it carried over to the films. Even if the storyline and writing was piss poor.

Chipmunks finished off the castrating of Jason Lee.

GI Joe, frankly I was surprised I didn’t see the Trubble Bubble (kinda disappointed actually).

Sadly we have more on the way. Currently in production is the live action movie, Smurfs……dear God take me now. Seriously, are there really any kids that actually know about the Smurfs? I have 2 kids and after 30 minutes of trying to explain Smurfs, all they could say was how lame that cartoon sounds. After reliving an episode on Hulu, I have to agree.

How much longer do we have to endure this crap? If you’re a filmmaker and looking for a film to do, for the love of god, please find something that didn’t start on Saturday morning.

So what’s the worst remake you’ve seen?





Source of the Bitter: CoolGuyGreg

Comments, rants and other stuffs below
JAS on Sun, 10/10/2010 - 3:16pm

I agree that Hollywoods constant desire to rehash shit instead of trying to make something... new has gotten utterly boring and is ruining an industry I truly love.

As for the worst remake... I'm hearing talk of a Blade Runner remake. This might just push me over the edge. I don't think I can tolerate a BR remake. Even if it was somehow good, highly doubtful, the fact that they forced a remake for no real good reason tells me this industry is as much a joke as I feared it was becoming.

Great post, btw!

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