Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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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