Monday, January 30, 2012


So I should be feeling better after two rounds of antibiotics for my sinus infection, but for some odd reason I am still sick. Tomorrow I have an appointment with the ENT who did my sinus surgery two years ago and hopefully I find out what is the deal. I am seriously going on a month of being sick. Boo, plus I found out on top of all of it I have to have another colposcopy. Double boo! Some day my body will be normal hopefully. Any who enough complaining and back to what I really meant to post.

This weekend since I didn't feel well I played it low key and lazy. Turns out for some reason I had free HBO. I was able to watch some movies that I love like "Life As We Know It", "Say Anything", "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves",  and "Rocky IV". I also watched the new "Clash of the Titans" which I must say I am glad that I didn't pay for. Growing up, I remember watching the original over and over again. My siblings and I loved it. This one was all special effects and totally lame in my opinion. It got me thinking about movies and the remakes that they do. I must say very rarely should they be done. For example, could you imagine someone else other than Audrey Hepburn being in "Breakfast at Tiffany's", someone other than Matthew Broderick being "Ferris Bueller" or any of the "Breakfast Club" kids played by any other actors. It makes me think of Jaden Smith as the "Karate Kid", somebody else as Johnny Castle in "Dirty Dancing". It just doesn't work for me. Now I admit there are sequels that I enjoy and that is different like the Mission Impossibles, the Bourne movies, and even Grease 2. I do think some things should not be messed with though. Movies like "Top Gun", "Pretty in Pink", "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and all the others I have mentioned should just never be redone. I think they always end up disappointing people. I did enjoy the remake of "Footloose", but that was an exception. Not sure if I could go see the "Dirty Dancing" that they are doing. I could maybe be talked into seeing the remake of  "Red Dawn" even though I don't think it will ever be as great as the original. Wolverines!

The point that I am trying to get at is remakes just don't really work for me. I love the originals even if they are old and the special effects are lame compared to today's standards. I was trying to think of some remakes that were as great as the original and I was struggling to think of any. Who has some that worked for you and on the flip side of that what is on your "never should be remade list"? 

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