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 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)


People who think that updating special effects is reason enough to remake a movie need to think again. They need to start paying attention to the story being told, and to the characterizations, instead of to the special effects.

Richard




So you apparently say that EVERY movie featuring special effects have good or maybe even great story and characterizations? Then you better think again. By the way I think that a lot of movies with bad special effects have ruined their movie whether the movie have good story or not.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

1984. Just to remind everyone what is going on in the US today..

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

I'm not big on remakes and sequels and such, but I thought this would be a good pad for putting down the shows you think could have been better.

I'll go with the TV movie "The Warriors." It's pretty to look at, but I thought the movie was rather weak.


I just wish they would have left The Warriors as it was. The comic book intros ruined it for me. The only scene I would leave in is the original beginning. For me, the film was good enough as it was.
I would like to see the score released on CD. Anyone?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

People who think that updating special effects is reason enough to remake a movie need to think again. They need to start paying attention to the story being told, and to the characterizations, instead of to the special effects.

That! Simply that!!!


So true...

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Time and again remakes strip the soul from the original.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

The Guns of Navarone.

The original was great. So make it up to date with improved effects(lord those toy cannons falling into the bathtub looked fake even back then).


You mean the guns weren't real?!! Dont tell me that!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)


People who think that updating special effects is reason enough to remake a movie need to think again. They need to start paying attention to the story being told, and to the characterizations, instead of to the special effects.

Richard




So you apparently say that EVERY movie featuring special effects have good or maybe even great story and characterizations?

No. I didn't say that. You did.

I will say, however that the story is more important than the special effects and the cgi environments. Lately I've been seeing films which are the opposite -- all razzle-dazzle and no story. Worse, I'm seeing inadequate writing, even amateur writing, and agenda-driven writing. When the cgi and special effects become more important than the story, I lose interest.

An agenda is not a reason to remake a classic film. Robert Wise's THE HAUNTING (1963) is a masterpiece because it relies on the power of suggestion to scare us. It has humanity, and makes us feel for the characters on screen (like all his films do). It shows us a haunting taking place in which nothing is revealed, prompting our imaginations to conjure up worse things than he could depict. The 1999 remake trivializes and violates the original by turning the story into a complaint about molested children coming back from the grave to seek justice and punish the men. It does this with unconvincing cgi effects in a cgi-generated production design that makes no sense. It wasn't scary, either. The remake was a stupid idea, agenda-driven, to please the idiots and morons in the audience.

Richard

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

I think the idea behind Honey, I Shrunk the Kids would loan itself to a very nice, modern update with state-of-the-art special effects. : )

 
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