Friday, May 17, 2013

Best/Worst Movie Remakes

Best/Worst Movie Remakes

When Hollywood runs out of ideas, they remake older films. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it fails miserably. 
List the best remake you’ve ever seen and the worst. 
Added bonus – list the worst and/or best song remake you’ve ever heard!

Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, Stephen Tremp, Livia Peterson, Father Dragon Al.  

Best Remakes:

The Karate Kid 2010-
Though I enjoyed the original back in 1984, the story was ready for a remake.  The new version, starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith is a refreshing take on the original story line.  Being set in China brings a wonderful new perspective. I especially love the scene where master and student visit the ancient temple, it gives the film an entirely new character.

Worst Remake

Dinner for Schmucks 2010- 

I never saw the original French film called Le Diner de Cons (1998), but honestly I don't think it could be worse than the remake.  With Steve Carell, I was hoping for a night of laughs and while it was mildly funny, the movie resorted to bad taste and stupidity.  And often I'm a fan of stupidity, I love Dumb and Dumber but this one just didn't do it for me.  

What remakes are your favorites?

Kathy :)

Have a great weekend!


Tyrean Martinson said...

Interesting choices. I haven't see the worst one, but I have seen both Karate Kids. I love Jackie Chan, and I really like that temple scene, however, I still like the old one better - it may be cheesy in some parts, but I like the vulnerability of the characters in the first.

Debra McKellan said...

Neat, I've seen Karate Kid in the Best and Worst slots now. lol

nutschell said...

I enjoyed the Karate Kid but chose it as my worst remake just because I liked the original better:)

Isis Rushdan said...

The Karate Kid has come up a few times as worst and best. I didn't want to see the remake, but my husband enjoyed it.

L.G. Keltner said...

I haven't seen the Karate Kid remake, but I loved the original. I may have to give the remake a chance some time in the near future.

DiscConnected said...

While I would not have picked it for this 'fest, I did like the Karate Kid remake better than I thought I would...I'd still give the nod to the original.

DiscConnected said...

While I would not have picked it for this 'fest, I did like the Karate Kid remake better than I thought I would...I'd still give the nod to the original.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Karate Kid remake is a love it or hate it film, as it's been on lists on both side of the equation today. I liked it though.
Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

mike spain said...

neat choices

Milo James Fowler said...

I had high hopes for SCHMUCKS, but holy cow, that was bad!

LD Masterson said...

I'm afraid I can't agree with you on Karate Kid. The original had way more heart than any of the sequels or remakes.

Interestingly, it's shown up on a lot of blogs today - some as Best and some as Worst.

I never saw Schmucks.

Maurice Mitchell said...

KMC I tried watching"Donner with Schmucks," but couldn't make it through. said...

I've seen Karate Kid on both sides of the remake debate.

Rhonda said...

Hmmm, I haven't seen the karate kid remake, but was just reading about it on a "bad" list on another blog. I guess this is what makes the blogfest so much fun.


DL Hammons said...

I've seen the Karate Kid remake on somebody else worst list. Taste are a fickle thing! :)

Trisha F said...

There comes a moment when there is just too much stupidity. i.e. I wasn't a fan of Dumb & Dumber even though I love Jim Carrey a lot of the time.

Not sure I could stomach the new KK - haven't seen it but love the original (re-watched it last night actually :)).

Denise Covey said...

Hi Kathy. I can't say for sure, but I'm sure The Great Gatsby is going to be the best remake in history for those of us who love Baz Luhrmann's work. Not to mention Scott F Fitzgerald's work.