I'm not a big fan of reboots/remakes but I thought the last Hulk movie was good. And the last 2 Batman movies were very good. The original with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson was also very good.
I can't think of any others that I really liked, but I'm workin' on it.
Edit: Doh! Battlestar Galactica, my second favorite TV show ever, was a reboot/remake. I minimized the browser, saw my "BSG Last Supper" wallpaper, and remembered. -- "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken
IMO, there has been 1 case of a TV show based on a movie being better then the movie.
Well maybe 2.
Alien Nation the movie was ok. Alien nation the TV series was able to go a bit further and explore more in its run.
Highlander the movie and Highlander the series. The first highlander movie was great, the rest should not have been made. The series at least stuck to the premise of the movie.
Buffy the movie and buffy the series. The series is how the creator had wanted it to go, not the way the movie went. The series addressed teen issues [from what I read about it from the creator of the series].
But ya, the reboot craze is wearing a tad thin. Next thing you know they'll try remaking Rocky Horror picture show, lol... as if they could. -- Omne initium est difficile
The difference between a reboot and a remake is somewhat nebulous, but to me a reboot steals the characters and changes the story, while a remake sticks mostly to the original story. -- The law of supply and demand: The fewer people controlling the supply, the more they can demand
The difference between a reboot and a remake is somewhat nebulous, but to me a reboot steals the characters and changes the story, while a remake sticks mostly to the original story.
Yeah, quite a blurry line there as something more significant than characters has to change in order to even think about remaking a movie.
Just thought of another one while sitting here: Knight Rider. Yeah, TV series, but they tried rebooting it. Unfortunately, I think they were on the verge of figuring out the right character dynamics in the final few episodes before it was canned.
As for BSG, I do like the original (every Saturday at 9pm on RTN) but the remake is certainly more riveting. IMOHO, that's one that they certainly got right.
Peter Jackson's King Kong wasn't that bad, just a little long. The special effects were great and Naomi Watts played a good damsel in distress. Bionic Woman was ok, it looked like it was getting a little better as the show went on. Plus Katee Sackhoff was in it. -- "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken
As for Alien, I've only seen 3 and 4 in their entirety. I've not gotten through 1 nor 2....just didn't get into them for some reason. Say 3 in the theater with some friends and I don't remember why I watched 4.
What!?!?! 1 and 2 are what made Alien(s) what it is. 3 and 4 were craptastic ones.
- Lost In Space All I can say is....ugh it Stars Matt LeBlanc who went on to fame as Joey on Friends... that should be enough right there.. »www.imdb.com/title/tt0120738/
I thought he did fine in his role. Who cares where he came from.... Just like David Schwimmer who played as Capt. Herbert Sobel in Band of Brothers. My wife watched Friends a lot and pointed out he was from that show.
The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 with Denzel Washington is coming out real soon. I can't say if it's good or not, but definitely should not have been made.
Concur. Just from seeing the ads about it, I think there's no way this is going to live up to the original. -- "The trouble with computers, of course, is that they are very sophisticated idiots." - Doctor Who (from Robot)
Robocop just wouldn't be the same without that 80s feel to it.
What really makes that movie for me is the social satire, in fact the whole thing is satire. I'll bet the reboot totally forgets that. -- The law of supply and demand: The fewer people controlling the supply, the more they can demand