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Mossy1221 11/29/2011 3:05:36 PM

 And I bet Poltergiest gets a PG-13 Rating with a Twilight-esque coating.  Maybe they will through in Johnny Depp while they are at it.  He is very over exposed these days. 

ThrillerSam 11/29/2011 3:42:55 PM

Wasn't the first one PG 13? Anyhow I don't wanna see a new Poltergeist the first really is a classic that I don't think can be touched. But I agree that Oldboy can be remade... I thought it had a lot more potential to be a better movie than it was. One thing to me about Japanese movies is a cheese factor that most of them have and Oldboy to me had that. I would like to see something cool done to it... kinda like The Departed. I think Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be added when it comes out as well. So bring it on.

7thGuest 11/29/2011 5:49:18 PM

I hate this idea. I loved the original Poltergeist and I don't want to see Hollywood remake another classic. If they have such a hard on for remaking movies then let them remake Poltergeist 2 or 3 since they both sucked. In fact that should be some sort of law now.

Hollywood should only be allowed to remake movies that general audiences thought weren't any good, and if they can make those bad movies into good ones then maybe, just maybe, we'll allow them to remake the classics.

I use the word "allow" loosely since unfortunately we have no say in the matter.

Mossy1221 11/30/2011 4:16:01 AM

 @ ThrillerSam.  I believe Poltergiest was rated PG.  I believe the PG-13 rating had not been out in 1982.   However, a movie could get away with a lot more (violence, gore, sex) per its rating system in the early 80's. 

axia777 11/30/2011 5:41:13 AM

Originality for the majority of Hollywood died years ago.  Now it is time for them to rip off themselves as they have no more good ideas anymore.

Wiseguy 11/30/2011 6:30:24 AM

Remakes are nothing new I don't understand the incessant bitching by so many. I can't prove this but I bet percentage wise remakes haven't increased that much, the fact is that Hollywood or movie studios in genral are putting out 100 times the amount of movies they did 40 years ago and most still are original or at least not remakes

No offense to those doing the bitching, God knows I do my fair share

monkeyfoot 11/30/2011 6:47:05 AM

Wiseguy, this bitch is offended :)

Actually, I don't mind remakes. And I agree that despite alot of complaining, Hollywood comes out with plenty of original material. I think many complain as I do about what I call 80's Remakes. Movies that were huge hits and helped define a generation and became classics. A few here and there can be remade but most of them are not so out of step with modern times that the story needs to be updated. For instance, The Thin Man, a classic mystery/comedy originally came out in the 30's and now they are remaking it with Johnny Depp. I understand this. But I don't think Poltergeist needs to be remade. It's still enjoyable for today's kids as it was back in the 80's.

I mean why not remake E.T., Jaws, The Godfather as well? Aren't they just as "old and creaky" as Poltergeist?

redvector 11/30/2011 7:14:48 AM

What's driving this is the sucess of the Paranormal Activity movies so I'm not surprised at all that they're remaking Poltergeist. But why not go back to the original using today's tech. and tighten up/polish the f/x?
 

Wiseguy 11/30/2011 7:26:19 AM

Monkeyfoot, I think the problem lies with the folk that grew up with the original and are now seeing the films they grew attached to being revisited in their lifetime and perhaps fearing that the remake will eclipse their childhood favorite. Personally I don't have a problem with this at all.

First, I think the 80's late 70's is when Hollywood really started becoming as  prolific as they are and started tackling more "genre' material as abundantly as they did hence it makes sense to me that that's the era that would see more remakes.

Second, I think the younger generation does not go out of their way to check out these modern classics as much as most of you seem to think. So making it new for them is probably the only way most would even see or even be aware of some of these films.

Third, so what? it does not detract from the original nor from any nostalgic feelings in any way IMO. I doubt that a new Poltergeist can surpass the original in any way but if they want to try let them, it's their buck. I've yet to see a Tarzan film that I appreciate more than Weismuller's first but I'm happy to hear that they're about to try again, so remake away Hollywood
 

reek 11/30/2011 10:03:51 AM

Wouldn't a modern reboot of Poltergeist just amount to another Paranormal Activity?

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