posted on Jul, 5 2013 @ 05:41 PM
The problem is people always want to remake good movies instead of remaking bad ones. Also, remakes never have strong directors at the helm. Why was
the new "True Grit" so good? Because the original was kind of bad. I know, I know, people love it, but there's a lot of flaws in it. First off, why
in the world is Glen Campbell acting in a movie? Secondly, look at Jeff Bridges in True Grit, now look at John Wayne. The difference is character.
John Wayne is playing John Wayne the way he does in almost all of his movies. Jeff Bridges is transforming himself. You've also got the Coen Brothers
in the driver's seat. They have a nearly spotless track record.
The problem with a Jaws remake is is there really any way it could be better than the original? The original is an amazing movie. It's hard to find
fault in it. Aside from novelty there's nothing to be gained from re-making it.
The real problem is of course money. Studios remake movies because they have built in audiences. If they remake a movie like...I don't know...just
because I can't think of anything else I'm going to say "Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter." One of the most boring movies I've ever
watched, but doesn't that premise sound awesome? But if they remade it's built in audience would be extremely small.
Or obscure, good movies. "Sullivan's Travels" could be re-made very well. It could easily be set in the present. But to counter-balance the
obscurity they would have to anchor it with a big name hack.
The only remake for a movie that I absolutely love that I think could be done well is "The Man Who Would Be King." If you found two strong actors
with great chemistry I think it could be done.