Movies based on remakes, shows, or sequels that should never have been made before?

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  1. elegant20

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    Think of any movie that based itself on a show, movie, or sequel that shouldn't have seen the light of day at all? Name them.
     
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    Saw I and Saw II were decent, but the others should not have seen the light of day
     
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    The Italian Job remake was not that good compared to the original in 1969.

    Plus the above posters Saw comment.
     
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    The "The Fog" remake from 2005 sucked balls compared to the John Carpenter one from 1980.
     
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    The plagiaristic remake of Psycho in 1998. *shiver*
     
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    I hate remakes of old and classic horror movies from the 60's, 70's or even 80's in general. Even though the special effects weren't quite as good back then, they made up with the great and "scary" atmosphere and often better actors/actresses.
    How could you ever make of remake of a Hitchcock movie anyways, he was brilliant?!

     
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    The totally whacked out PLANET OF THE APES remake by Tim Burton. I wonder if he & Hicky share the same meds?
     
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    I don't mind people trying to do it. It really depends on the director and how they envision the original movie. I will agree that most of the remakes have just been dreadful. Psycho '98 was practically the same exact film, line per line and scene per scene, with new actors. Rob Zombie seems to take every film and order a few million gallons of pig blood to throw in every scene. Although I was rather intrigued with how he tried to show more of the killer's past roots with the Halloween series. Michael Bay should be forced to clean bathroom stalls with his tongue after doing what he did with Friday the 13th.

    Part of me would really like to see someone redo Wait Until Dark, however, I would be really pissed if they messed it up.
     
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    I really don't know if this counts or not but I hated Transformers.
     
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    Wow there are so many... I really don't believe in remakes. I would have to say one of the worst was The Woman. What on earth made them think they could pull it off when the original was timeless?
     
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    I agree. But like as you said, even though the special effects are considered to be "primitive" by today's standards, the overuse of CGI in certain movies (especially horror) almost make it comical. Sometimes I watch these special effects and it almost looks cartoonish. Definitely, the atmosphere of horror movies in the 70's (which I consider to the be the golden age) overcomes some of the campy effects.

    But onto my list

    Halloween
    Amityville Horror
    The Omen
    Nightmare on Elm Street


    And if Hollywood even tries to attempt to re-make The Exorcist or The Shining (granted there was a made for tv remake) I will throw a fit.

    I forgot one more Black Christmas
     
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    Oh wait, i thought i read movies made from books. Sorry, anything related to House on Haunted Hill and The Hills Have Eyes sort of genre.
     
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    I think one reason why there was a Remake of "Shining" for TV, in 4 parts, was that the movie with Jack Nicholson (brilliant, absolutely brilliant!!!!) was pretty different from the book.
    I think Stephen King didn't like that fact, so they had a remake done that was really close to the story in the book.
    But even though the remake was more like the book than the movie, it wasn't exactly better.
    I'd hate to see them do a remake of Pet Sematary.

     
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    Planet of the Apes was a HUGE disappointment. (Tim Burton)

    The others mentioned, for me, rank as gag material as well.
     
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    The upcoming Let Me In.

    It's a remake of Let The Right One In, which was simply beautiful and really needs no remake. The original is great. So they speak Swedish! Is it a problem to read English subtitles? I know it wasn't for me.
     
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    Me too. i honestly don't know the appeal. The second one was completely exhausting to watch.
     
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    This, this, this! Along with every one of its sequels.

    Not sure if this counts, but I didn't enjoy Burton's Alice in Wonderland at all.

    That Freddie Kreuger movie that just came out (with the actor that plays Rorschach in Watchmen) was fucking terrible. The antagonist (or would he be protagonist?) was just too comical. Bunch of really cheesy lines.

    The Silence of the Lambs sequels/prequels (they're all just one bad blur in my memory actually, so one may've been decent, but I've totally forgotten).

    The third Godfather. Bleh.
     
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    I thought the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was pretty lame.

    A few others;

    Fame
    Dukes of Hazard
    Sunset Boulevard stage production with Glenn Close
    The Parent Trap
    Flinstones
     
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    Speaking of horrible remakes, I'm sure this one is gonna suck too.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkF5VMRJGek

    The original one, with its low budget quality, freaked me out as a kid. But this new one just looks like it's going to blow chunks.
     
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