An epic clash …

There have been a whole lot of remakes lately, and one of the latest is the new Clash of the Titans movie. It hasn’t gotten fantastic reviews, but part of me still wants to see it.

Why? Because every time we had a movie day when I was in school, we watched one of three movies — The Princess Bride, The Neverending Story, or, you guessed it, Clash of the Titans. So I have a certain nostalgic fondness for Harry Hamlin, stop motion animation, and a golden owl. Inconceivable, isn’t it? ;-)

I think this is part of the reason why remakes are so popular these days. You have folks like me who have fond memories of the original TV show or movie — a built-in audience who will go to the theater and tune in to see the remake. Easy money, in other words.

Sometimes, the remakes are better; sometimes, they’re worse. And sometimes, the original should just be left alone. I hear there’s a Karate Kid remake coming out this summer. I’m sorry, Jackie Chan, but you are no Mr. Miyagi.

There are some other remakes in the works too — The A-Team movie, of course, along with Hawaii Five-O and The Rockford Files. I’ll watch all three of these because I’m a sucker for a good action movie or a cool detective show. And yeah, I’ll probably go see the new Karate Kid too. Who knows? Maybe the villains will still be the guys from Cobra Kai. We shall see …

What about you guys? Which remakes are you looking forward to this year? Share in the comments.

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2 Responses to “An epic clash …”

  1. A Lady says:

    Actually I think the boy character was quite annoying in Karate Kid. *Laughs* It’s nice to see remakes; however, movies made in their time era should be left alone, in a sense– because it was good for that time.

    I haven’t seen Clash of the Titans yet, but I’m very fond of Greek Mythology. So I’d probably cringe if I saw the new-er edition. It seems now-a-days everyone’s making Hades the evil god. Well, at least he’s never cheated on Persephone (almost once, but Persephone fixed that. Not even another time after that. Haha!) Can’t say the same about the other Gods though:
    Poiseidon –> Medusa
    Zeus –> let’s not go there.

    Anyways, going back to my former line of thought. . . past concepts are great to be re-used. . . on rare occasion. Also, it keeps the past culture alive, in a sense. But that’s my opinion! =]

  2. Jennifer Estep says:

    Oh, I was totally in love with Ralph Macchio when the movie came out. He knew the crane move! ;-)

    I love mythology too, but I agree. You don’t want to think too much about who was romancing who. It’s kind of icky when you get right down to it.

    I guess my point was that it’s rare when the remake is better than the original — just like it’s rare when a movie is better than a book. I can only think of one of those — Sense & Sensibility the movie is much better than the book, in my opinion, if only for the presence of Alan Rickman.

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