Shouldn’t We Do Something Different The Second Time Around If We Remake Movies?

There seem to have been a number of remakes in the last few years, movies that were perfectly fine when originally made but for some reason someone decided to do an entirely different version. Maybe there haven’t been any more than usual, but it seems like it to me.

And maybe there is a reason when this happens. People want to do it over again with better special effects, better acting. Something. But, as I understand it since I don’t end up seeing many of these, most seem just like newly filmed versions of the original.

If we’re going through all the work of remaking a movie, or watching a remake, shouldn’t we do something different the second (or third or more) time around? We have the chance to do something new, and we already have the old. Only so much use for an almost identical movie with just different people.

Just consider. We could do something like remake the Rocky movies but cast Henry Kissinger instead of Sylvester Stallone. He could talk in a monotone at people instead of hitting them, put them to sleep. It’d be hysterical. I’d definitely watch that.

See? Isn’t it just a waste of time doing the same movie over in the same way? My idea is much better. Too bad no one in Hollywood listens to me.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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