Another Hollywood Remake

If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It...

So was it just me or was anyone else sitting there saying to themselves “They’re going to what, whatchutalkinboutwillis?!?!” When Yahoo splashed the news tidbit about Dirty Dancing being remade. This is again a case of a situation causing the Greek Girl to temporarily loose her filter. Seriously, note to Hollywood: STOP remaking movies and start finding original screenplays.

My only issue with this is that it doesn’t “need” to be remade.  There is an old saying,
“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Ah hello? Bueller, Bueller?  Anyone?  Is Hollywood listening?  For crying out loud there was talk about remaking Ferris Bueller and even The Breakfast Club.  Like I said, I get the idea of doing a remake, but at least do it from something from 50 years ago or at least a movie that in it’s first go-round was not so hot.

So what is my point?  As an avid filmgoer and an actor I love to watch new movies. Nothing is better than watching a new story never before seen be told and unfold before your eyes.  Who wants to watch the new version of Grease or Dirty Dancing?  We know the story,  we know what happens,  we know how it ends, period.  There are tons of amazing screenwriters and screenplays just waiting to be made.  Is it so hard to think outside of the box and make an actual “original” movie vs. the “Hollywood formula” remake with the same 10 actors in it?

Okay, here are some movies I think are okay being remade:

  • Anything with Charlie Chaplin
  • Any silent movie
  • Three Stooges (in production now)
  • Little Rascals
  • Mr. Ed

Here are others that just cannot be remade (at least until they are 50 years old):

  • Dirty Dancing
  • Grease
  • The Outsiders
  • The Breakfast Club (they’ll just ruin it with arbitrary nudity and crass language)
  • Rocky (any of them)
  • E.T.
  • Jaws
  • Ghost Busters
  • Back to the Future

You get my drift as this list can go on for infinity.  The point is it gets old seeing movies over and over as a remake with the same 10-15 actors.  Time for some originality
Mr. Demille.

Blessings, Love & Music,
Ava xox

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7 Responses to Another Hollywood Remake

  1. I hear you!! I cracked it when I heard they were doing a remake of this. Remakes are such a bad idea! Totally agree with your list, can I add the Goonies as one they should leave alone? 😉

  2. I agree – Dirty Dancing should be left alone they can’t top the wonderful cheesiness of the orignal! And def leave Back to the Future alone please!!

  3. The Hook says:

    So you won’t be first in line for the Footloose remake?

  4. cassiebehle says:

    Miss Ava! I couldn’t agree more! You do NOT mess with the 80s! 🙂 Unless it’s bringing leg warmers and/or the side crimped pony back.

    Mr. Bricks, don’t even act like you don’t know what I’m talking about.

  5. Blockader says:

    I remember the original Dirty Dancing, My sister rented it and since we only had one TV I had to watch. I fell asleep during the middle of it and to this day I remember that as being the best nap I ever had… no way a remake can top that nap!

  6. Doug Brown says:

    This just speaks to the bean-counters drowning out the artistic voices in contemporary cinema. Predictable and inevitably disappointing. Great post!

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