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Old 03-08-2014, 06:58 PM
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I haven't seen the original Insomnia, but I thought the American version was good. This was directed by Christopher Nolan (Memento, Dark Knight, The Prestige, Inception). I thought Al Pacino and Hillary Swank did a find job. It was well received by critics and audiences (Rottentomatoes critics 92% audience 76%). I heard the original was stellar, but I think the remake was at least decent.
The remake is hollywood schlock in comparison. I liked Momento, but Insomnia took Nolan down a peg for me. It made me realize that yes, his movies have clever premises, but they are mostly just feinting at high brow. I hate to sound harsh, but that is just how badly the remake of Insomnia missed the point of the original.

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I forgot about the Vanishing and Insomnia. Pass the air freshener. You are so right. Can we throw in Nightwatch? I don't mean the fantastic Russian film Night Watch or it's sequel Day Watch.
I saw the one with Ewan MacGregor, and I didn't even know it was a remake before you mentioned that. I thought it had its moments but resolved in too pat of a manner. I liked Nick Nolte's performance though. I will have to see the original now.

In a similar vein, I took an opportunity to see the Hollywood remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I went in expecting to hate it, but to be honest I didn't think it was that bad, in fact I think there aspects where it improved on the original. However, Noomi Rapace is still the best Lisbeth Salander.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:43 PM
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Remakes I really liked:
THE THING (1982):scared to death:
DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)

Those I did not like:
FRIGHT NIGHT (2010-?)
HALLOWEEN (2007)
THE OMEN (2006)
My normal take is the original is usually the best.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:06 AM
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Worst maniac, a total insult
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:05 PM
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Personally, the best: The Thing
Worst: The Wicker Man
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:19 PM
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Worst maniac, a total insult
I thought Maniac was great - very creepy and unsettling and the Hobbit took the killer in a nice direction from Spinell's hulking sweating master piece. Loved the soundtrack too.

ISOYG was ok, it was well made/shot but the her revenges were too contrived and wouldn't have looked out of place in a Saw sequel.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:14 PM
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Best Remake - Night Of The Living Dead

Worst Remake - Day Of The Dead,
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:13 PM
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Yes, most remakes suck. Then again, most original movies suck.

Best: TCM '03

Worst: F13 '09

Honorable Mention: The Hitcher '07
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:48 AM
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the wicker man remake has to be one of the worst films in history, let alone remake
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:56 PM
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The best: Evil Dead (loved it)

The worst: Nightmare on Elm Street
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:55 PM
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I liked:
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (best)
The Fly
House on Haunted Hill

I didn't like:
The Invasion
Prom Night
Village of the Damned (worst, but these 3 were really bad)
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