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.