The cat's out of the bag I suppose. They're now working on the franchise reboot sequel scheduled for 2012 release.
Sat 19 Mar, 2011 03:13 pm
The first reboot Star Trek movie was pretty good. My 12-year old nieces saw it and became instant Trekkies--it was amazing. And they've been devouring the original series on DVD since. Yeah, we need a new Star Trek movie.
Tall Blonde Man original or Star Trek original? Two conversations wove together!
Sat 19 Mar, 2011 11:30 pm
WHY? The old '80s Star Trek movies were good enough.
Sun 20 Mar, 2011 02:53 am
The movie, "The Birdcage" with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane was a remake of the French-Italian film, "La Cage aux Folles". Both films were equally good and quite funny.
The 1978 film, "Heaven Can Wait" with Warren Beatty and Julie Christie was a remark of the 1941 film, "Here Comes Mr Jordan" with Robert Montgomery and Claude Rains, and still another remake, "Down to Earth" with Chris Rock was done in 2001. I didn't see that last one, but the other two were equally good.
A basically good story can benefit from some updating and a new cast, so the remake can be as just enjoyable as the original, but with a fresh take.
The 1957 film, "An Affair to Remember" (a movie I love) with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr was a remake of the 1939 film, "Love Affair" with Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. In 1994 it was again remade as "Love Affair" with Warren Beatty and Annette Benning, but I didn't think that version could hold a candle to the other two.
Sometimes, a remake can benefit from superior camera work. And the personality of an actor(s) can make a difference. I love repertory theatre because it provides an opportunity to see the same actor play different parts, but, I go to see as many productions of Shakespeare as I can. I love to see what directors and set designers do with the same material. It's also interesting to see how a beloved character, like Puck or Rosalind or Kate the shrew or Hamlet, changes with the actor portraying that character. I've taught Henry V and Twelfth Night and have encouraged my students to watch more than one version of the play on DVD.
Mr. T said he hated the new A-Team movie- the original series was a family-friendly show. He didn't like the fact they despoiled the movie by putting sex scenes in it. He is a man of God and I don't blame him.
Mon 21 Mar, 2011 08:08 am
All plays are written with the intention that they will be performed repeatedly with changing casts. And that is part of the enjoyment of seeing a play more than once with a different cast or a different approach by a director.
Sometimes a movie script is well enough written that it merits another cinematic treatment with different actors or an updating setting, or the script is taken directly from a successful stage play and the material is good enough to warrant more than one movie treatment (and that's certainly the case with Shakespeare).
But, why they continue to remake things like King Kong (1933 original, remade in 1976 and 2005) eludes me.