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dear Hollywood: [Aug. 6th, 2003|01:25 pm]
Just me.
Was it REALLY necessary to remake The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Hasn't the franchise already been milked to death by all the sequels? Do you always have to ruin everything by not leaving well enough alone (aka the "Shaft" remake, the "Psycho" remake, etc)?

Well, no matter; Michael "Pearl Harbor" Bay produced it, and some guy whose only other IMDB credits are Janet Jackson and Faith No More videos directed it, so I'm sure it will be fabulous. Especially with the star of "Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows" in the cast.

argh.
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[User Picture]From: orobouros
2003-08-06 01:26 pm (UTC)
I hear they're re-making Suspiria as well.

*sigh*

I think we should re-make Police Academy.

The length of time between original version and re-make is getting shorter and shorter it seems.
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[User Picture]From: skander
2003-08-06 01:31 pm (UTC)
File under: Freddy Vs. Jason.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2003-08-06 02:19 pm (UTC)
I have yet to be in an audience that did not overwhelmingly LAUGH at the FvJ trailer. And that's at least three audiences so far this summer...
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[User Picture]From: skander
2003-08-06 02:26 pm (UTC)
Not sure where you're going with that, but I'm don't think the OP is making a point of whether or not the remakes are funny.

That said, I was one of those people that laughed, as FvJ at least seems to admit it's milkin' it. :)
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[User Picture]From: rjray
2003-08-06 02:13 pm (UTC)

Perhaps...

Perhaps they think this will somehow make amends for the 1994 Renée Zellweger/Matthew McConaughey vehicle that both actors probably wish we'd all forget ever existed?
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[User Picture]From: flickguy
2003-08-06 06:16 pm (UTC)

But...

They already DID a remake... and called it a sequel. Was there an original thought in the entirety of Massacre II? And (this may get me lynched here, but...) I didn't see what was so great about the *first* one.

Kinda like The Exorcist, it was hyped as some huge scary deal, and I was bored out of my mind.

(And just so the ridicule factor is complete...) I'm one of the people really looking forward to Freddy vs Jason.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2003-08-07 09:41 am (UTC)

Re: But...

> I didn't see what was so great about the *first* one.

I didn't "get" the first one when I saw it on video. When I saw it again years later on a big screen as part of a horror movie marathon, then it "worked" and it scared me (or at least, made me jumpy and agitated). Like many films, it's much better in a theatre than in your house with the cat jumping on your lap and blocking the view during the tense parts.

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