If there is one thing any true movie buff hates more than an unnecessary sequel, it is an even more unnecessary remake, however recently it seems Hollywood has chosen to ignore this and inundated us with them and if the chances of getting a sequel better than the original are slim, then getting a remake better than the original can only end in a box office disaster.
In recent years we have seen classic horrors such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday The 13th, Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween all given a 21st century reboot, and while some of them were decent attempts, they in no way matched the quality of the originals, Nightmare On Elm Street being a prime example, i'm sorry but there will only ever be one Freddy Krueger and that was Robert Englund.
Other attempts include oceans 11, War Of The Worlds, The Karate Kid, King Kong, the list goes on and on.
Now the craze in Hollywood seems to be remaking Arnie movies (blasphemy in my opinion), this week seeing the UK release of Conan The Barbarian with Jason Momoa (yep i've never heard of him either) in the title role, 2012 seeing Total Recall and apparently remakes of Predator and Red Sonja are also planned. These are all iconic movies of the 70/80/90's and should remain untouched, i will be very surprised if any are successful.
I have racked my brains and i can't for the life of me remember a remake that was anywhere close to being as good as the original, and for this reason alone, Hollywood should bite the bullet and leave the classics as they are, Classic!, I swear, if anybody ever attempts to remake Jaws, i will hunt them down and personally feed them to the sharks.