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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Do remake ever work Reply with quote

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



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.....



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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You thought the Italian Job remake was ok??

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkWG wrote:
Knightrider was pretty pants the first time around.


I think you have upset KITT Wink Laughing

I am sure that I mentioned this once before: the original and the remake are excellent ‘Gone in 60 seconds’
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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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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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think you have upset KITT

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