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Do You See Movie Remakes Of TV Shows Any Good?  
User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8522 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

In this past recent decade and now movie remakes of TV shows have been a mainstay, TV shows like Dukes of Hazard, Sex and the City, Transformers, The "A" Team and others have been made and the critics have mostly panned them as well as those who used to watch the original TV series for most of these movies.

For the most part with the exception of Sex and the City which was likely a continuation of the storyline of the TV series the remakes of TV shows to movies is made to appeal to a younger audience that for the most part was not even born in the time the series was made so they make the remakes appeal more the younger generation by making a lot of changes alienating a lot of the older audience.

IMHO most of the remakes do not do the TV shows justice, I see it as something essentially different from the primary concept, producers as I see it use the name of the show and a couple of lineage items and call it a remake.


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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
Do You See Movie Remakes Of TV Shows Any Good?

Some.Star Trek,Batman series are probably the more successful.

IMHO,my ratings.

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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5274 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

The vast majority of them are complete crap. The worst offenders are the SNL characters that are given full lenght movies. With precious few exceptions, almost all have been turkeys. I don't know why they believe that taking an annoying character that isn't even funny in a 5-10 minute skit, and giving them a full lenght feature is going to be a recipe for success.


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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting OA412 (Reply 2):
almost all have been turkeys.

Most.But the Blues Brothers really shined! And remember, this film is now a Catholic Vatican Classic.(LOL)I still can't believe that one.And another was "Wayne's World" which I didn't care for.

Others that did do well from small to the big screen:

Superman 1 and 2 and sadly, largely successful, but blemished because of O.J. is "Naked Gun"



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 1):
Charlie's Angels

I remember being on a DL flight which was delayed and they announced that the movie would be free. Then the Flight Attendant announced the movie is going to be Charlie's Angels. The entire airplane burst out in laughter. The Flight Attendants had a hard time giving out free headsets.


User currently offlineAKiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 609 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Quoting bohica (Reply 4):
Quoting PSA53 (Reply 1):
Charlie's Angels

I remember being on a DL flight which was delayed and they announced that the movie would be free. Then the Flight Attendant announced the movie is going to be Charlie's Angels. The entire airplane burst out in laughter. The Flight Attendants had a hard time giving out free headsets.

They charge for movies on DL now? How the hell does that work...?



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

The Brady Bunch.
That is one of the funniest movies I'eve seen!
You had to have been brought watching The Brady Bunch TV show to understand all the little comments and parts through the movie. That is truely a under-rated classic.
This is not to be confused with the stupid sequal; Hawaiian vacation. That was really dumb.


Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
the critics have mostly panned them

You actually pay attantion to what those talking heads say?



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Quoting AKiss20 (Reply 5):
They charge for movies on DL now? How the hell does that work...?

You used to pay to rent the headset. They weren't the types you plug into your i-pod today. They were basically two tubes you plugged into the end of the armrest and a frame to hold the other end in your ears. The flight on DL I mentioned previously took place about 9-10 years ago.


User currently offlinerottenray From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Most of the US television programming which has been sequeled fails miserably, for one simple reason.


The original shows (at least in the US) were the product of what I'll call "collective skill."

Nobody can replace Buddy Ebsen as Jed Clampett or Max Baer as Jethro. These roles were written around the actors playing them, including their foibles and strengths.

You simply cannot re-make a show crafted as such using "casting" help and have it play the same.

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Superfly writes:

The Brady Bunch.
That is one of the funniest movies I'eve seen!

Herein lies the problem. It is easy to make a good comedy, but it is nigh impossible to re-create the long-running, warm, humorous, and entertaining Brady Bunch sitcom. It was much more than just funny.


It has been said that there are only so many stories to be told. I don't believe this. I think there are a lot of stories which haven't been told yet. I'm sure there a lot of good plots sitting around to draw good movies or tele shows from.

The problem with American directors / producers is that they have become risk-adverse, meaning they would rather re-hash something and count on "X" results than take a chance creating something new.


One of my fave flicks of all time is "Stand By Me," one of the few Stephen King stories brought to film which actually resembled the original novella.

It's clearly not something you could ever make a serial out of, and you would be hard-put to make a re-make which makes any sense at all.

But it is a piece of work you never get tired of seeing. Kind of like comfort food.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Quoting rottenray (Reply 8):
Herein lies the problem. It is easy to make a good comedy, but it is nigh impossible to re-create the long-running, warm, humorous, and entertaining Brady Bunch sitcom. It was much more than just funny.

Have you seen the Brady Bunch movie? The one from 1995 that is.
I like how they're still trapped in the early 1970s living in the world of angst, grunge and cynicism of today.



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User currently offlinerottenray From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):

Have you seen the Brady Bunch movie? The one from 1995 that is.
I like how they're still trapped in the early 1970s living in the world of angst, grunge and cynicism of today.

Yeah, I did.

As you say, it was an interesting "intersection" between the Bunch and modern times.

I was not a huge fan of the original series, but have to admit that the TV show did a much better job of dealing with angst, grunge and cynicism of the time.

My whole bitch with most remakes is that they represent zero in the way of creativity. It's much harder to write and film something engaging and relevant to modern times than it is to roll something up the basement stairs and cash in on it's value.

If I had to name a "new" TV series which could, conceivably, be made into a trio or quartet of movies, it would be Scrubs.

The show ran for fewer seasons than it should have, basically (I think) due to writer laziness.

It was actually based loosely on the novel "The House of God," by Samuel Shem.

If you enjoy medical comedy, check that title out for reading - it's absolutely hilarious, with a nice warm under-penning.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Quoting rottenray (Reply 10):
I was not a huge fan of the original series,

I was a huge fan of the Brady Bunch as a kid That's probably why I liked the spoof remake movie from 1995.

Quoting rottenray (Reply 10):
have to admit that the TV show did a much better job of dealing with angst, grunge and cynicism of the time.

In terms of keeping a positive attitude and setting a good example, yes. The movie on the other hand was very clever.
It's the only example of a remake I can think of that was done well.

Quoting rottenray (Reply 10):
My whole bitch with most remakes is that they represent zero in the way of creativity.

....and it's not supposed to. That's just like asking a cover band to be original. It's meant to be a tribute if anything. It's a way to honor and pay homage to artist that made an impact in the past.

Quoting rottenray (Reply 10):
It's much harder to write and film something engaging and relevant to modern times than it is to roll something up the basement stairs and cash in on it's value.

Unfortunately, creativity is a thing of the past. Today movies rely on too much special effects an CGI.  



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
The Brady Bunch.
That is one of the funniest movies I'eve seen!
You had to have been brought watching The Brady Bunch TV show to understand all the little comments and parts through the movie.

So true! I went to see The Brady Bunch Movie at the theatre with two friends. The one who was my age and grew up watching The Brady Bunch and I almost peed our pants with laughter, while our friend who was about ten years younger than us and had only seen one or two original episodes of the TV show didn't think it was particularly funny.

One I saw recently that was most enjoyable was Land Of The Lost. It was true to the original in the ways that mattered, but it had vastly superior special effects and a far more believable story line (please note I said "more believable", not just "believable"). In fact, I'll go so far as to say that the movie Land Of The Lost should serve as an example how to select an old TV series to remake into a movie:
Pick a series that had a fun premise and a few good ideas but was hampered in it's original run by low production values (resulting in cheap/lame special effects), bad writing, or bad acting. The original TV series Land Of The Lost had all these qualities in abundance.



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User currently onlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1871 posts, RR: 41
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1808 times:
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the movie sequel to the series Dead Like Me was pretty cool IMO, all but 1 of the original actors. I hate modern movies of old series like the mentioned Dukes of Hazard or the Ateam...

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User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1787 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
The Brady Bunch.
That is one of the funniest movies I'eve seen!
You had to have been brought watching The Brady Bunch TV show to understand all the little comments and parts through the movie. That is truely a under-rated classic.
This is not to be confused with the stupid sequal; Hawaiian vacation. That was really dumb.

I too grew up with the Brady Bunch. And I never liked Marcia either!!! Like Fly says, you had to have been brought up watching them to understand everything.

Another show I liked even more was The Partridge Family! I had such a crush on Laurie Partridge (Susan Dey, she's still a hottie in her 50's!) I wonder if Hollywood will ever try a remake with that one???

Creativity in Hollywood these days? Hmmmm, what a concept. Wonder if it will ever return!

As for Land of the Lost, I loved it. Too funny.

I never listen to critics, just someone giving their opinion.

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 13):
the movie sequel to the series Dead Like Me was pretty cool IMO, all but 1 of the original actors. I hate modern movies of old series like the mentioned Dukes of Hazard or the Ateam...

I liked it too Martijn! Great series, great DVD sequel!



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7190 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

The fact of the matter is all they are effectively doing is stretching plots and scripts that were designed to fit into a 30min tv slot over 1h30 or longer. This inevitably leaves the funny lines few and far between and the special effects ramped up to fill in and pad out the other 70min that the plot/storyline can't cover.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 14):
I never liked Marcia either!!!

LOL!
  



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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Some movie remakes are pretty good, not all are bad even if they do cross generations, Batman and Batman Returns where good movies but the latter two where not especially Batman & Robin, Batman Begins Dark Knight where great but they probably needed time after the last one. Superman and Star Trek also had some good movie adaptations.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 1):
Some.Star Trek,Batman series are probably the more successful.

It all depends. In the case of Star Trek, the sequels have turned out to be pretty good (with perhaps the exception of Star Trek TMP, Star Trek V, IX and X, the latter 2 with TNG cast). The prequel doesn't appeal to me though. As for Batman, the first one with Jack Nicholson as the Joker was good, the rest (with the exception of The Dark Knight, which was pretty good) was so-so.

Quoting OA412 (Reply 2):
With precious few exceptions, almost all have been turkeys.

I wouldn't call them turkeys, I'd call them lemons.  


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