Do remake ever work

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Post by neil » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:56 pm

Last night at Hathern we got into a pretty random conversation (only link was really car/motor related subjects)

One topic was the remake of KnightRider

which I thought was coming out as a feature film in the cinema - turns out it's US TV NBC...

The debat was about the car they were using for kit

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Not sure it works for me - I guess I'll have to wait and see but from the trailer it doesn't quite do it for me.....

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Other remakes I don't think worked

Miami Vice - it bored the pants of me and I switched off.
Duke of Hazard - not great
Starsky n' Hutch - is a better film but kind of a parody

One I liked were:

The Italian Job
The Thomas Crown Affair

any others ?

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Post by neil » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:46 pm

Watched 2 episodes of the new Nightrider now.

1st one - wasn't convinced
2nd one was a bit more promising - the new Kitt can transform from the Mustang into a F150 pickup !

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Post by MarkWG » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:18 pm

Knightrider was pretty pants the first time around, anyway...but it all smacks of a lack of imaginatve talent, tbh, regurgitating old ideas such as D of H, Starsky & Hutch etc. I'd rather watch the originals for what they were.

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Post by Chas » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:46 am

You thought the Italian Job remake was ok??

Sad :?

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Post by nealpina » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:29 am

MarkWG wrote:Knightrider was pretty pants the first time around.
I think you have upset KITT Image :wink: :lol:

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Post by neil » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:21 pm

Chas wrote:You thought the Italian Job remake was ok??

Sad :?
Well I liked the film - and didn't really think it was too much of a remake - the original is too good to copy.

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Post by MarkWG » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:21 pm

I think you have upset KITT

:lol: I can live with that - I could out run that thing any day!

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Post by CharlesSleer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:17 pm

Im not sick of it yet, would love an FFVII remake. Actually, I think a remake of the first few Final Fantasy games would be nice too, the first Persona, and Suikoden I and II.

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Re: Do remake ever work

Post by CaesarBob » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:33 pm

Holy thread revival batman!

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