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Old 3rd January 2014, 12:26 PM
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Starship Troopers? Why? That film has in no way dated, and isn't even that old, relatively speaking. There's absolutely nothing anyone can add to that film, and if they're thinking of a new franchise, the original sequels as I remember weren't good. On the upside, the new version of Robocop looks as if it might be pretty decent, though still pointless, naturally, as was Total Recall, which was notable mainly for the gorgeous Kate Beckinsale, who shall someday be my wife.

About the only remake I've seen in the last five years that's been totally justified was Maniac, which is actually far superior and bloodier than something which was originally not that good a film.
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Old 3rd January 2014, 12:29 PM
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Between this, Robocop and Total Recall they're really kicking the shit out of Verhoeven's filmography aren't they?
That quote from the man himself in the linked article nails it:

“Yes, they bought the rights, we know that, but I really thought they made a mistake when they did the remake by making it so serious. I’m not so sure [that approach] will work for ['Starship Troopers’] either. I think all of these films are accepted because they don’t take themselves so seriously. There’s a lightness, you believe it, but we also know it’s not true.”

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Old 3rd January 2014, 07:31 PM
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The other extreme they could go to, of course, is to make the films satirical and ironic, which they happened to be in the first place, if they didn't want to alienate their original fans by solemnifying the tone. One approach is bad, and the other redundant, so it's hard to see the point.
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Old 3rd January 2014, 11:25 PM
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Verhoeven's spot on. They hit the action beats but miss the humour and the lightness. Not everything has to work in a type of post-Nolan-Batman super seriousness.
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How can you improve on an acknowledged classic?

Rosemary's Baby (TV Mini-Series 2014) - IMDb
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Generally you can't, but that doesn't stop certain people from trying.

However, with serials such as Hannibal and Bates' Motel gaining popularity it's inevitable that we will see a lot more of these classic films transformed into TV shows (whether they actually encapsulate the essence of the original films or just borrow on the name and a few key themes is a different matter entirely though )

I'm patiently waiting for a TV adaptation of The Wicker Man to surface. Odds are I'll be waiting a while...
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Old 10th January 2014, 01:04 AM
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There was a couple films on radio that are remakes but only onei remember was point break.
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You can get films on the radio now?!
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I Saw The Devil is also considered to be remade... guess they were happy with the result of the Old Boy remake...
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