I recently asked you whether all remakes, reboots, re-imaginings etc were rubbish? You responded in force - here I pick out some of your comments.

 

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  • Comment number 55. Posted by dan meadows

    on 29 Mar 2013 21:39

    Other than The Fly and The Thing, I reckon Martin Scorsese's version of Cape Fear was a very worthy remake.

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  • Comment number 54. Posted by I_am_I

    on 25 Jan 2013 01:54

    I appreciated SOLARIS (Soderbergh) for what it was. Actually I didn't like it at first, but it's grown on me and now it's one of my all time favourites. And I cannot help feel there's a certain intellectual snobbery involved when people look down upon it insisting that the Russian 'original' (as some have already pointed out, it's not exactly the original), with terrible English subtitles, wooden acting, rubbish set-design and interminable tedium is a better film. Plainly, the emperor has no clothes. Oh and btw, I *do* have a few foreign language films in my collection; I'm not a complete Luddite. I just happen to think people are wrong about SOLARIS.

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  • Comment number 53. Posted by Steve Tudor

    on 24 Jan 2013 12:34

    I started watching the Psycho remake once, after 15 minutes I turned it off and put on Hitchcock's.

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  • Comment number 52. Posted by themaddogmax

    on 22 Jan 2013 15:38

    @Harry Limes Shadow

    Sorry about not mentioning that the films were an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's stage play but my point was that it was a remake by the same director who put back in the central theme of the accusation of the lesbian relationship that destroyed the lifes of the main characters and I think for its time a very brave film.

    But as Doctor K was saying about the director remakes of The Vanishing and Funny Games I just wanted to ask was The Children's Hour a worth while remake putting back in the lesbian theme. Thanks for replying :)

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  • Comment number 51. Posted by Dooljm012

    on 22 Jan 2013 12:10

    #49 just my opinion but the only 'good' thing about Rob Zombie's Halloween is the Gag Reel - Malcolm McDowell is hilarious.

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  • Comment number 50. Posted by Dooljm012

    on 22 Jan 2013 12:06

    The problem with remakes is that the original was either made too recently (so fresh in the mind), made in a different language (for a different audience) or made during different ideas of 'political correctness', so in trying to update/translate the film the writer/director ruins the story by using todays mores.

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  • Comment number 49. Posted by jasterixstrange

    on 22 Jan 2013 09:52

    Why all the hate for Rob Zombie's Halloween??? It's an outstanding film in its own right. Is it as good as the Carpenter original? No. Is it better than the 9 sequels? Yes ... a million times better!
    There's a snobbery among movie goers that says you're not allowed to like remakes and so everyone jumps on the bandwagon of this. Really nice to see a large volume of people supporting remakes but take them as a new film and try forget the original ... hell, you might even enjoy them!

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  • Comment number 48. Posted by Nisha Surana

    on 22 Jan 2013 05:43

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    on 22 Jan 2013 05:33

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  • Comment number 46. Posted by mozmeister

    on 22 Jan 2013 00:00

    Worst... Get Carter.

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