I am a massive horror fan, a massive, and I feel passionately about them. Want to get me in a heated discussion? Just tell me how you feel horror films are a waste of time, I dare you. So one thing that I stand strongly about are remakes, and people deciding to try and fix something that isn't broken, aka, by remaking a film.
Take probably one of the worst remakes ever made, Psycho, if you can tell me why the original needed to be remade, with a good answer, may I add, I'll give you an internet pat on the back. I promise you will not be able to give me a good reason on why that film needs to exist - it is a colour, shot for shot remake, and missing the best actors for the job, why, man?!?! It also stars Vince Vaughn, who, no offence to the man, is not the best actor, but mainly, he's not scary. He doesn't have the Norman Bates feel to him, the likable side at the start and then the really uncomfortable side once you really what he is up to and into. Mr Vaughn does not have that. And Anne Heche is not as likable either as Marian, being that you still like her even when she stupidly steals all the money. In this film, you're not really that bothered on whether she is caught or not, or what happens, you just wonder why you are watching this rubbish... Sorry....
Okay, I am learning a lot about myself with this list, turns out there aren't a lot of remakes I really hate but the top one, some I didn't like, but I also didn't like the original that much.
Prom night is one that I didn't particularly like either of, but I did prefer the original. The original was fun, and I recall laughing with at least one head flying, while the new one was dull - it was slow and took itself way too seriously. It could have been good, it had the prospect to be a big summer blockbuster, but no, no no no. I would say try again, but I am not sure I will lose sleep if they don't.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, to the final one, last, but definitely not least, the best of the bunch in someways....THE WICKER MAN. This was a sure winner in this list, being that even if you're not a fan of the original, you have to agree its a classic; its an unwritten rule. Whereas the new one, with lovely Nic Cage, is another kind of classic altogether. The new one is an infamous film for, what I think, are all the reasons a film should not be known for, but hey, it takes it in its stride.
There is nothing really good about the Wickerman, yet, I loved watch it, every single minute of it. I wouldn't watch it again, but I enjoyed it that one time I saw it, and I enjoy YouTubing the best parts and watch them all over and over again, and then recommending people to watch the highlights - not the whole thing, just on YouTube. What that says about this film, I have no idea..
Overall, remakes aren't terrible, they aren't needed a lot of the time, but turns out I don't mind them all the time. Fancy that!