The unnecessary reboot/remake of the week thread

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Foxhot, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Aragorn

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    Disney+ wants to revive Santa Clause with Tim Allen for a limited series.
     
  2. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

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    Huh, pleasantly surprised there working with Tim again, yay!
     
  3. Jayson1

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    I liked those Tim Allen movies so I would like to see a return to that world.
     
  4. Morpheus 02

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    JUst saw that they are doing a KOREAN remake of Money Heist, and keeping the city naes, but different personalities.

    not quite sure how i feel about that
     
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  5. marillion

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    Yeah. I'm not sure either. I invested a lot of time watching the original. Not sure I want to do that again if it's just going to be a straight remake. There will have to be a real hook for me to be interested. That said, I'm sure I'll probably give the first couple of episodes a go.
     
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  7. Owain Taggart

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    It at least makes sense for a remake being done by a different culture with a different language, unlike say, a French-Canadian movie later being remade in English also in Canada, which was exactly that scenario with La Grande S├ęduction (or its english title Seducing Dr. Lewis, which was remade 10 years later into an English remake called The Grand Seduction. The problem is that if something like a movie evokes a very specific feeling and is a great success, it's almost impossible to capture lightning in a bottle twice, due to so many factors. Sometimes the script may be good, just as good as the original, but between the actors and directors, the chemistry might be very different leading to a different feel coming across on film, and might even end up feeling uninspired or that the actors are going through the motions. You can often tell when actors are having a lot of fun with the material as it can come across on screen.

    More recently, there was an American remake of a French movie, Les Intouchables, a very good movie in its own right. The remake is called The Upside starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart. I was apprehensive because I loved the original movie, and it was clear that the actors were enjoying themselves, and surely the remake couldn't be as good? But I watched it and I was surprisingly impressed, enough to say that I think I may like it even more than the original, because Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston managed to have great chemistry and really sold the movie, and again, it seemed like these actors were really enjoying themselves, which imho made all the difference. When everything works, when all the ingredients are there, there's something to say about performances that crackle with energy.
     
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  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Yeah, I mean it's the same show, innit? Just changing the name a bit.

    The original show was set in Vegas. So is this one. Therefore, same show. :shrug:
     
  9. Aragorn

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    A Christmas Story sequel coming to HBO Max. Not to be confused with My Summer Story or A Christmas Story 2 (which ignores My Summer Story), this one will actually have returning actors.
     
  10. Jayson1

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    TO late. 8-Bit Christmas beat them to the punch.