Thursday, January 08, 2009

Boycott alert: My Bloody Valentine 3D

As you may recall--I've sworn off all crappy remakes of cult films and have urged everyone to do the same. This month sees another film from the past remade--the Canadian slasher film from 1981 My Bloody Valentine. The producers are trying to up the ante and give us a 3D remake but it's still going to be overblown and full of none of the charm and whimsy that made the original a cult classic from that era. Say no, don't go!

Photo: Replicant in NYC subway voicing displeasure.


Fritschie said...

They could've just left well enough alone after the Dawn of the Dead remake, but it made money, so the floodgates opened. If you're gonna blame any one person for this trend, blame Michael Bay. He produced the remakes of Amityville Horror, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the forthcoming "re-imagining" of Friday the 13th.

And why stop at horror? Sci-fi's getting it too, and it's just as ugly. For as long as I live, I will never recognize Keanu Reeves as Klaatu.

But there are signs of fatigue with this trend. I read this past week that they pulled the plug on remaking Fright Night.

Replicant said...

I know. This is just one more reason that Michael Bay is the freaking devil. He's a no talent hack director and then he produces all these remakes to whore to the teenagers who have never heard of or seen the originals. I didn't even mention Friday the 13th as I'll save that for next month, ha.

Logan's Run is going to be redone, right? I mean, come on. Bay just needs to remake 2001 and be done w/ it, ha.

Brandon said...

Totally off topic...How are you holding up? I wanted to make sure that you didn't do something rash after the game tonight.

Replicant said...

I'm quite heartbroken over that one. I can handle losing--I don't do as well with giving them away. That was OU's game and they didn't take it w/ those no points in the red zone. I'm hurting!

Going to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to dull the pain in about 90 minutes.

Replicant said...

I saw the FRIDAY THE 13TH trailer last night for next month. Awful. Just awful.

Replicant said...

I read today about the remake of THE KARATE KID with Will Smith's 10 year old son playing the lead. Are you kidding me? Absolutely revolting.