The horrors of a remake

Rose Loza, Staff Writer

To make a movie memorable, especially those people watch again and again even if they’re not the most serious and tend to be on the goofy and adventurous side a lot has to go into it. I think it’s the unforgettable lines and sometimes even the cheesiest moments. That’s what makes a classic movie so beloved by many. Movies like Back to The Future that has fans from all around the world remembering trivial things such as the exact date they went back to the future. It’s movies with a sick scoreboard. It’s the actors and their hard work and dedication that make a movie unforgettable.

Over the past decade there has been reboots of films done. To some this may be a blessing but to most, myself included, this is upsetting. Remakes should not be done as it is pointless, insulting, and completely unnecessary.

When I heard there was talk about remaking the beloved 1995 classic film Jumanji starring the late Robin Williams, it was safe to say I was distraught. The idea alone seemed ridiculous to me. Calling it a re-imagining or a re-invention does not change the fact that they are ripping apart our childhood memories to make modern, cringe worthy films. I think it’s moronic to do so as it is equally and completely uncalled for.

Don’t get me wrong; not all remakes are bad. An example would be the reboot of the 1932 film The Mummy remade in 1999 starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz directed by Stephen Sommers. With memorable characters and an interesting storyline it was easy to see why the film became an instant favorite in my household. Although I somewhat dislike the sequels made after. It pains me to know there is a reboot of the same film coming out the following year starring Tom Cruise. No disrespect to the actor, but the idea of another remake itself sickens me.

Notable remakes of films currently out to name a few are films such as Robocop made the year 2014, Carrie starring Chloe Moretz made 2013, and Poltergeist made last year to which in my opinion is by far the worst remake of a film ever made.

Aside from The Mummy, some films that are going to be released are The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ghostbusters, and The Crow according to IMDB. There has also been rumors about remaking the 1985 film, The Goonies, to which has outraged fans around the web.

Although some view this as a new way to expand an idea, change the whole movie using the same concept or to even use better technology that wasn’t around before, I think some films should stay how they are. After all, isn’t it these movies that we love to curl up to and watch again and again to relive a nostalgic memory?

The bottom line is that remakes should not happen. It is rare for them to be any good, and all they do is upset the cult following of each individual film. Why they’re even suggested is unknown to me. It is however apparent that Hollywood is becoming less creative and running out of ideas.

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