Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Stupid Remake Alert

Well, once again Hollywood executives have found a way to lower the remake bar once again.

What ungodly remake are they working on now you may ask?

Footloose.

Why... why are you torturing me, Hollywood. What did I ever do to you that you would force this movie back into my cultural soup. Yes, I ruled for a moratorium on movie remakes, but I don't think that merited the world being saddled with the prospects of another bad remake.

Now, for disclosure sake, I don't like or hate the original movie... it just exists. I haven't really thought about it in a couple of years, but since it has only been 24 years, this one seems really premature.

And get this, the people behind this atrocity want to replace the Mr. Six Degrees with Zac Efron.

What's next... a remake of Caddyshack with Joshua Jackson, Bill Maher, Tom Green and Mark Wahlberg?

Err....Hollywood, forget I said that... I didn't say anything about remaking that classic of comedic cinema.

6 comments:

sir jorge said...

They have also announced....a new Bill & Ted movie without Keanu Reeves or the other guy.

Tracey said...

This is disturbing news indeed! It seems that there are no longer enough original movie ideas to go around...instead we have to dig them up from the past.

Micgar said...

Can't they leave anything alone? If its not the poor remakes, its the endless sequels trying to bleed out all life from the original movie!

MC said...

Sir Jorge: I always thought the two were a perfect story arc for the characters... and thus they didn't need any sequels.

Tracey: There are about 40 remakes coming out before the end of 2008. That is sad, isn't it.

Micgar: The Studios probably think they are safe investments.

Mayren said...

I think you Jinxed that classic movie MC! Way to go

MC said...

Yes, I probably have now.