6 Reasons Why Stanley Kubrick Movies Should Never Be Remade Comments - Mania.com


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almostunbiased 7/19/2010 1:00:04 PM

I'm not a huge Kubric fan.  Now he is talented for sure and he made some good movies, but he is just too freaking dark for me.  Enjoyed Full Metal Jacket, but I don't own it and I am a huge war movie fan, but it's just not good for reviewing over and over in my opinion.  Shining was excellent.  A lot of his other stuff is just too freaky and or too slow for me.  AI maybe would have been better if he actually made that, but I think that was one of the worst movies I have seen.

jppintar326 7/19/2010 1:39:00 PM

#7:  Kubrick was self indulgent and overrated.  I never was a big fan of 2001, A Clockwork Orange,  Eyes Wide Shut, or The Shining.  All were overlong and couldn't maintain the momentum from start to finish. 

2001:  Dull and Confusing

A Clockwork Orange:  Repungent

The Shining:  Long and Confusing  The television version was better.

Eyes Wide Shut:  That annoying piano that plays the same key over and over again.  Overhyped Tom Cruise/ Nicole Kidman vehicle.  Long, confusing, and in the end I just didn't care.


agentkooper 7/19/2010 2:04:25 PM

Whoa, whoa, whoa!  Who is this Agentcoop guy?  As a wise man once said, "Never rub another man's rhubarb."

Love 2001.  That movie is my zen.  The Shining is great.

Clockwork Orange has an interesting message, but is too wandering for me.

Not a fan of Eyes Wide Shut.

Spartacus and Strangelove are perfect movies.


EagleManiac 7/19/2010 5:02:55 PM

2001:ASO: BRILLIANT and incredible, despite all you "haters"! Seeing some of the posts about this movie being dull and boring shows me just what kind of audience we have today. What constitutes a good movie today is one filled with gee-wiz FX, lots of BOOM BOOM Explosions, fast paced action, and no story! Well, very much like AVATAR! Sorry, but IN MY OPINION, 2001:ASO is a completely SUPERIOR movie to Avatar, in EVERY way!

A Clockwork Orange: A disturbing, but ultimately incredible example of Kubrick's style. Another Masterpiece from the master himself! And Malcolm McDowell as Alex was one of the best pieces of acting I have ever seen! Truly incredible, yet at the same time, almost sickening(in a good way!).

The Shining: Jack Nicholson. Also, ALL the interior shots of the hotel were huge sets. Not ONE SINGLE interior shot of the hotel is actually from any real hotel! Talk about amazing! And to the person(s) who said the TV version was better? All I have to ask is what the hell were you smoking? Or NOT smoking!

Eyes Wide Shut: I DO agree about this one. Not a very good film at all, but it just proves nobody's perfect.

Full Metal Jacket: A fantastic War Movie, with some very powerful scenes and fight sequences. "Gomers" suicide in the barracks was shocking, and just about every image from that movie drips with Kubrick's marvelous style! In many ways, equal to Platoon.

I AM a Kubrick fan, if that wasn't obvious by now, and I am amazed, and somewhat disappointed by some of the posts about him. Some of you don't really know what you are talking about, in my opinion. But, that, as well as my statements above, are just that.....MY OPINION.


doublec 7/19/2010 6:23:38 PM

Wow! Dueling Coopers! I recommend thrown donuts at 29 paces... followed by DAMN fine cups of coffee!

Kubrick was one of this directors with his own unique view of things. Whether you love or hate him--with me it's frequently both--i don't think he could ever be imitated. I think A.I. probably proved that.

As for the two versions of The Shining, This is  a question we see get asked a whole bunch, IMHO way too much nowadays: What' s more important in a film adaptation, that it be well-made cinema or a strict translation of the source material? I say if you have to choose between the two that it be the former; many people seem to think it should be the latter, often to the exclusion of any other concern.

renderman72 7/19/2010 6:52:06 PM

They shouldn't be remade because they really aren't that great. I have to say it. Kubrick is really overrated. His stuff was just controversial to be controversial. There isn't anything brilliant about that. And SLOW! I never got through the first 5 minutes of 2001. I fell asleep and never tried again. Granted he made some relevent contributions to film and there are those who liked his stuff and I can respect that. But I am not a fan.

wallyrus 7/19/2010 7:57:27 PM

 Honestly...The film adaption of 2001: A Space Oddyssy did NOT do the book justice and is in DESPERATE need of a remake.

charlimara 7/20/2010 12:11:48 AM

nice article

also, kubrick was born on the 26th not the 19 of july

boxker 7/20/2010 5:53:30 AM

one thing I have to agree with is that Eyes Wide Shut is horrible.

almostunbiased 7/20/2010 7:44:25 AM

Oh and I forgot to mention Sparticus, which was with out a doubt his best film and it is a really good movie.  His only Really good movie, but t be fair he wasn't the only director.  Anthony Mann directed it also.

Oh and too be fair Sparticus is still really long and at some points slow, though still excellent.

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