Plenty of people will tell you that Mark Wahlberg was seriously miscast in M. Night Shyamalan's
latest sci-fi/thriller misfire The Happening. But Wahlberg looks equally lost
in space in Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes. Sure, Rick Baker's makeup
looks great and Burton does his best to give the yarn a fresh spin, but Wahlberg's astronaut and
that confounding ending just makes you go, "huh?" Although it was a box office success, Fox wisely opted
not to make a sequel.
all I can say and yes I know I'm seeing this a year later than everyone else on this list but Godzilla was a good remake for an American twist on a Japanese favorite and I can't believe you put War of the Worlds as a good remake and said Cruise was on "full cylinders" by that point in his carreer he stopped trying he knew that people would watch him because he's been a great actor up to that point but Dakota Fanning acted circles around him in that movie and she spent half of it screaming her fool head off
Your list of bad remakes is flawed. The original Day the Earth Stood Still was fantastic! The remake was horrible. The Smith kid crying to Klatuu about his dead dad was supposed to make the alien change his mind regarding eliminating mankind. WHAT CRAP! It just proves one thing. That there's a lot of drugs in Hollywood and they're not sharing with the rest of us!
What an original story! Going to see Footloose tonight. Hollywood is more creative than ever. ***scenesfromtheoccupation.com
i love the thing, i enjoy see this movie, before halloween movie.
I am Legend was good. But the original "The Omega Man" with Heston was great. I do think The Thing-1982 version was excellent. Kurt Russell was perfect as MacReady. I like the trailers for the new version. Going to see it tonight. Will let you know what I think about it.
Not a great list
Can't agree on Lost in Space or the Godzilla movie , both were pretty good
The best remake list.. left me wondering what other remakes might be more deserving.
I am Legend had serious plot holes, War of the worlds..really?
Im excited to see the Prequel... I cant wait!!
I've read the book by Pierre Boulle. This remake was long overdue and excellent.
Pierre Boulle did Planet of the Apes..
Agreed. Everything in The Thing in 1982 was practical effects. Where the hell did you see CG?
“Arguably better than its source film?” Really? Although the advent of CG technology allowed Carpenter to make a movie that was much closer to the original story “who goes there” in concept than James Arness’s “plant-man-from-the-stars” but here is otherwise no comparing the two movies.
The original had a script that required amazingly skillful acting because special effects couldn’t erase the need for it, and instead of one shock-scene every forty seconds, the original gave us a few real good ones that stick with you forever and Ken Russell? Has he ever been in any thing that wasn’t a z-grade movie?
The remake is, as the reviewer points out, “arguably” better than the original, but then the moon is “arguably” made of soft green cheese.
wow, so many things about your comment are wrong. The acting in the 1982 Thing movie was excellent. It had many horrific scenes that were unforgettable. Like the dog kennel scene, the CPR headcrab scene, the blood testing scene... And who the hell is Ken Russell? And whats all this about CG in the 1982 film? They used puppets... -_-
Your probably the only person who thinks that way about that movie.
You are so correct kashmir. Wtf, CG wasn't even around at the time and all the effects were created with traditional materials. It was based so very closely to Joseph Campbell's story "Who Goes There" which was written in the 1050's. "The Thing from Another World" was great movie based on that story but it was not close to it even thought the effects could of been accomplished through other ways like dissolves or transitions. Lol, Ken Russell. Shows what you know.
Correction- It was written in the 1950's and btw read the story. It's like a novelization of the 1982 movie.
If you don't even know which movies used CG, and who Kurt Russell is, how are we suppose to take your comment seriously?
You think you know them...but do you really?
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