Remakes of classic movies/music .
Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 07:17 AM
I watched the new version of True Grit which happens to be a favorite of mine & was sadly disappointed .
Thankfully I rented it & hadn't just bought it on faith .
So name off a few older movies that have been redone & post your opinion of the newer version versus the original .
Dukes of Hazard = Sucked oh so badly .
True grit = sucked
A Team = Not bad , different from the TV show , but still a 1/2 decent DVD
The Hulk DVDs , special effects were cool .
All the X-men/Marvel DVDs , I'm a huge fan !
Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 07:30 AM
One of the latest movies I've seen was 'The Thing' form this year, a remake of the 1982 movie with the same title. I must admit that the original from 1982 had something special, just the entire vibe of the movie made the movie what it was to me. However, I did enjoy the remake from 2011, and the special effects were pretty crazy, perhaps a bit too crazy haha. None the less, I still enjoyed it.
I've also seen 'James Bond; Casino Royale' from 2006, the remake from the 1967 original movie, and the reboot of the James Bond franchise. I never seen the original, so I can't really talk if it is better, or worse. I never been much of a Bond fan, mainly due to him being a bit of a, dare I say... softie. However with the reboot, it seems they threw that image away, and the new James Bond seems more fitting to what you'd expect in modern movies. Which of course would piss off a lot of the old school and die hard James Bond fans, but for me personally I like it. Daniel Graig did a good job and overall, the remake was a good action driven movie.
Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:05 AM
I didn't know Casino Royale was a remake. I loved it. Daniel Craig is sooooo sexy. I'm queuing with the other 3.5 billion women for a chance to lick his abs... ... well, they're all queuing, aren't they?... ... So, I've been standing here all this time for nothing???
I also like all the remakes of those Jane Austin books based movies. There are so many versions, I wouldn't know the original, anyway.
I loved the "remake" of Jimmy Hendrix on Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower. I love the original, but Hendrix's version rocks.
Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:09 AM
But, I do love when artists do covers. Love Fiver Finger Death Punch's cover of "Bad Company", Metallica's "Here I Go", and Killswitch Engage's "Holy Diver".
Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:10 AM
But, I do love when artists do covers. Love Fiver Finger Death Punch's cover of "Bad Company", Metallica's "Turn the Page", and Killswitch Engage's "Holy Diver".
This post has been edited by Big T: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:11 AM
Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 02:39 PM
To be honest decent cover versions are far and few between. What really annoys me is when 'boybands' think it is there divine right to cover true rock classics...and always make a hamfisted job of it. The decent cover versions are usually 'Trad arr.' versions or songs so obscure that very few people have heard of the original.
As for movies, The Magnificent Seven was a remake of the The Seven Samurai, but again I'm not a lover of remakes. I usually prefer the original. To me a remake is telling me that the film industry is losing it's creativity and originality and has to rely on a rehash of a classic movie. However does a big screen version of a television series count as a remake??
Posted Sun Dec 04, 2011 08:48 AM
I enjoyed Metallica's 'Whiskey in the jar' cover, though the 'original' by Thin Lizzy is just as amazing to me really. I say 'original' because the song is an Irish tradional song. The song was made famous by first by another band before Thin Lizzy, but I can't think of the name right now.. however Metallica's cover is more as that of Thin Lizzy's, just a heavier sound.
Korn's version of 'What's Up' is pretty cool too, and I enjoy it a bit more than the original done by Cameo. I am more of a rock guy so that's probably why.
The 'While my guitar gently weeps' cover by Spineshank is a song I used to enjoy quite a bit back in the day. The song is original one of The Beatles, and again I do enjoy the original a lot as well. The versions sure are a lot different in sound, with Spineshank delivering a heavier sound.
Rage Against the Machine's version of Bruce Springsteen's 'The ghost of Tom Joad' is pretty awesome too, again bringing a pretty different sound to the song, and surprise surprise, I enjoy both version haha. I just enjoy the music, and the different sounds the bands bring to a song. As long they don't get ruined too badly, I'll love a lot of song covers
Posted Mon Dec 05, 2011 06:43 AM
i LOVE a good music cover, though a lot of the ones i know aren;t terribly old originals. One of my favourite is john Mayer's cover of Tom Petty's "Free Falling" but i have a heap of covers in my collection. Think i should make a playlist of them...
Posted Mon Dec 05, 2011 09:31 PM
as for music it just depends. if it was a poorly written song to begin with remaking it won't help.
Posted Mon Dec 05, 2011 09:42 PM
In my eyes, if it's a classic it's a classic for a reason, why remake it at all?
Posted Wed Dec 07, 2011 08:09 PM
Posted Wed Dec 07, 2011 08:33 PM
The Amityville Horror remake sucked! Even though Ryan Reynolds is fit as it was just awful.
The Italian Job terrible remake
Dawn of the Dead
Night of the Living Dead. Both ok in my opinion... Even though the originals are classics.
Posted Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:35 PM
Posted Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:59 PM
Same here, I thought the Halloween remake by Rob Zombie was pretty good.
Posted Thu Dec 08, 2011 01:11 AM
The Departed- One of my favorite movies of all time
The Hills Have Eyes- I really enjoyed the remake
Dawn of the Dead- Like Winter said the original is a classic, but the remake did it justice
The Mummy- Big fan of this since I was little, and I still enjoy the hell out of it!
The Crazies- Big Tim Olyphant fan and I like it alot
There's a few more good ones but i'm not gonna keep going on haha
Arthur- Like Russell Brand but I didn't find it funny at all
Godzilla- Even with Ferris Bueller , it was just awful haha
A Nightmare On Elm Street- It all started with the make up, nuff said
Planet of the Apes- Do I really have to say anything?
Again there's more but I don't wanna keep going on and on!
As as music goes,it's the same as movies, some covers can even be better than the original. Look at what Johnny Cash did with Hurt, outdid the original in every way and is one of my favorite songs!
Posted Thu Dec 08, 2011 01:21 AM
I agree 100% , Robs versions were F'n awesome !
Posted Thu Dec 08, 2011 01:50 PM
Posted Fri Dec 09, 2011 06:23 PM