Why Mess With A Good Thing

This weekend, the remake of Footloose is being release in theaters. I will not be seeing this film.

The reason – pure protest.

I don’t understand why the film industry motivated to take films from the 80’s and remake them. Honestly, who thought this was a good idea? Can anyone name a successful remake of an original film? Remakes almost always disapoint us. Why can’t the movie industry understand that?

In my world there will only be one Ren McCormack, and he is played by Kevin Bacon.

In my world there will only be one Marty McFly, and he is played by Michael J. Fox

In my world there will only be one Johnny Castle, and he is played by Patrick Swayze


3 thoughts on “Why Mess With A Good Thing”

  1. Hi. Nice blog.

    With regards to great remakes, I’d consider John Carpenter’s The Thing superior to The Thing From Another World. Or Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor to the BBC version. Or even Scorsese’s Departed to Infernal Affairs. All three cases are close, but I think the remakes win.

    Having seen Footloose, it’s not as good as the original, if only because it lacks Kevin Bacon (or an actor with similar charm) in the lead. It’s an okay film, though, and not nearly as bad as some of the worst of the year.

  2. I completely agree. I saw a preview for the monstrosity and boo’d. Loudly. I don’t think I even want to see that new one coming out with Jonah Hill that is pretty much Adventures in Babysitting. Totally lame.

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