I’m sure this has probably been done to death (I guess that would make this thread a remake) but I would like to know what you think about remakes. Sometimes they are pretty good, most times they suck monkey butts and sometimes you have to ask yourself, “Who was the mental snowglobe that greenlighted this?” I’m not talking about sequels so don’t nominate Basic Instinct 2. I will accept adaptations of previous works, for example The Departed was adapted from the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs.
The Good: The Departed. After seeing this film I went out and found Infernal Affairs. I was impressed at how well the movie was made and the power of the actors. While I really liked Infernal Affairs, I loved Departed
The Bad: Rollerball. I’ll admit that the original will never be compared favorably with, say, Casablanca, but it was miles ahead of the POS that came out a few years ago.
The WTF: The Honeymooners Take one of the best shows from the so-called Golden Age of Television, staring The Great One ™ himself, Jackie Gleason, in an iconic role. Bring it to the present and put Cedric the Entertainer in the lead. What escapee from the short bus thought this would fly?