Remakes… tricky at best. Some are reaaaaally good, some are awful. And in today’s world, they are everywhere. Today I talk about two of them: favorite and least favorite… which is which?
39. Least Favourite/ Favorite Movie Remake.
Least favorite: Psycho.
When I first heard that they’d make a remake of Psycho, and that it would be EXACTLY the same, I thought it was an interesting idea. However, when you see it… well, it’s not. I enjoyed Vince Vaughn’s Norman Bates, but that was pretty much what I liked. There is really no excitement in watching the same thing all over again, copied bit by bit. I’d rather see an adaptation. But I think the main problem here is that they made a remake of one of those unique movies which DO NOT need a remake. Ever.
Favorite remake: A Nightmare on Elm Street.
I love Freddy Krueger. I have to say that soon. I always loved him, because he was so cinical. Robert Englund did a great job at creating Fred Krueger… such a good job, that there came a moment when you couldn’t think of one without the other. And then came Jackie Earle Haley. He gave Freddy a new dimension of cruelty and creepiness. Plus, I liked that backstory they gave on him. I always got the idea that he had been a horrible man, but me being so small, I never knew why. This was a cool explanation. I also liked this new approach; the old movies were scary, but also funny and sometimes even ridiculous. This new movie was scary and… scary. And scary is good!!
So, that’s it. There are other remakes I like or dislike, but that’s another story… What about you? What’s your favorite and least favorite remake?
See you soon!