First off, thanks to all the folks who are hosting this fun blogfest: Alex J. Cavanaugh, Stephen Tremp, Father Dragon Al and Livia Peterson. And to the rest of you out there, you still have time to sign up if you want to participate! Just click on any of those links above & head on over to the linky list.
You know, I've realised I don't really have much to say on this topic, mostly because I haven't seen the most well-known remakes, or else haven't seen the originals of well-known remakes, so I have a really pathetic knowledge-base to draw from. In fact, there is a grand total of three remake-original pairs I have seen (at least from this list on Wikipedia) that I am drawing from for this blogfest. ;)
So, without further ado, here goes:
Best movie remake:
The Amityville Horror - it isn't all that spectacular, but of the remakes/originals I've seen, this is the one that just barely nudges into first place.
Worst movie remake:
And I'm sort of cheating because this is a tie:
Total Recall - while I know that Arnie's version is extremely cheesy in some ways, it is outta my childhood and I just love it. When I saw the remake, I had a harder time feelin' the lurve. It had its good parts, sure, but it was disappointing as well (i.e. no Mars???).
Footloose - the new one wasn't terrible, I don't think, at least from what I remember while watching it bleary-eyed on a really long plane trip. But I just can't love it more than the Kevin Bacon version.
So, there you go - my somewhat lame entry for the Best & Worst Remakes blogfest. ;)