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Which remake are you looking forward to the most?

Asked by rockfan (9264points) June 18th, 2018 from iPhone

And which ones do you not care about?

I looked up on Wikipedia upcoming movies in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and was surprised by the number of adaptations, sequels, remakes, it’s a lot even by Hollywood’s standards.

Christopher Robin
The Predator
A Star Is Born
Halloween
Mowgli
The Nutcracker
Suspiria
The Grinch
Creed II
Robin Hood
Holmes & Watson
Mary Poppins Returns
Hellboy
Dumbo
Pet Semetary
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
Detective Pikachu
Aladdin
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Charlie’s Angels
Men in Black
Son of Shaft
Toy Story 4
Top Gun: Maverick
The Lion King
Dora the Explorer
The Grudge
The Addams Family
Sonic the Hedgehog
Terminator
Frozen 2
Masters of the Universe
Wicked
Bad Boys 3
Legally Blonde 3
Mulan
G.I. Joe
Barbie
Scooby
Godzilla vs King Kong
The Six Billion Dollar Man
Indian Jones 5
Avatar 2
Sherlock Holmes 3

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yesitszen's avatar

I think if it’s the sequel to or number three or four in the franchise then it isn’t a remake.

Some of the others listed aren’t remakes either.

rockfan's avatar

I meant to put sequel in the question, but it was too late to edit it. Notice that I mentioned sequels and adaptations in the details.

ragingloli's avatar

I do not look forward to any of them.

rockfan's avatar

I can always rely on your blanket statement of cynicism lol

ragingloli's avatar

Be realistic.
We all know those sequels/remakes are going to be awful at worst, mediocre at best cash-grabs.
Why?
Because that is what these kinds of movies have almost always been.
Maybe there is going to be an exception á la Jumanji remake, but face it, even that one can hardly be described as “high art”.

rockfan's avatar

Based off the talent involved, Christopher Robin, Mary Poppins Returns, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Wicked, Halloween, and Mowgli have the highest chance of being good to great in my opinion.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I hate most all sequels and franchise movies. It makes me think audiences don’t want to be upset by anything unfamiliar, like toddlers who will watch one DVD over and over and over. And it’s sad that people make so much money being lazy.

Anyway….A Star is Born is the only one on the list that piques my interest. Gaga seems like an old-time trouper with the attitude of, “These people paid for a show and I’m going to give them their money’s worth!”

It’s her first (I think) headline role and I think she will nail it.

Kardamom's avatar

I’ll gladly watch anything related to Sherlock Holmes, Winnie the Pooh, Mary Poppins, and The Jungle Book.

Some of the other animated Disney movies might be worth watching too.

rockfan's avatar

I’m a fan of original, independent films, but I’m also a sucker for watching a different take on previously made material, as long as it’s done well with artistic merit. I don’t get why you think it’s such a bad thing.

ragingloli's avatar

“a different take on previously made material, as long as it’s done well with artistic merit.”
Most sequels and remakes are not that.

rockfan's avatar

@ragingloli

I agree, but the majority of movies aren’t good. So it’s not surprising that the majority of sequels and remakes aren’t good.

Zaku's avatar

My alternative scale is:

Looking forward to: 0
Somehwat willing to maybe give a chance, with low expectations: 7
Appreciated the original, will avoid the sequel: 7
Don’t care about: 19
Don’t even know what the original is: 3
Disliked the original, will avoid the sequel: 5
Will try hard to avoid: 3

And the winners are . . .

Looking forward to: 0

Somehwat willing to maybe give a chance, with low expectations: 7
The Predator
The Addams Family
Terminator
Indian[a?] Jones 5
Avatar 2
Holmes & Watson
Sherlock Holmes 3

Appreciated the original, will avoid the sequel: 7
The Nutcracker
Halloween
Suspiria
The Grinch
Dumbo
Mary Poppins Returns
Scooby

Don’t care about: 19
Christopher Robin
A Star Is Born
Robin Hood
Pet Semetary
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
Aladdin
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Charlie’s Angels
Men in Black
Son of Shaft
Toy Story 4
The Lion King
Dora the Explorer
The Grudge
Frozen 2
Wicked
Mulan
Godzilla vs King Kong
The Six Billion Dollar Man

Don’t even know what the original is: 3
Mowgli
Creed II
Bad Boys 3

Disliked the original, will avoid the sequel: 5
Hellboy
Top Gun: Maverick
Sonic the Hedgehog
Masters of the Universe
G.I. Joe

Will try hard to avoid: 3
Detective Pikachu
Legally Blonde 3
Barbie

I was actually quite surprised by this exercise. There are far fewer in the “Don’t even know what the original is” and other very negative categories, than I would have expected.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Wait, no more Guardians?
Men In Black, maybe. I’ll have to see the trailer.
Legally Blonde movies are cheezy, but I get a kick out of them anyway.

Adagio's avatar

In answer to your question, I’m not.

filmfann's avatar

Indy 4 wasn’t very good, and I hope 5 can take the bad taste out of my mouth.
I am not really eager for any of these.

kruger_d's avatar

Dumbo is live action directed by Tim Burton!

rockfan's avatar

Toy Story 4 is a romantic comedy-drama about Woody trying to find Bo Beep, I think it sounds adorable

Patty_Melt's avatar

I’m waiting for Toy Story V. Rubik’s cube gets all mixed up, and goes on a fact seeking journey, only to discover the solution was right at home all along.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

Nothing on that list sparked the least bit of interest.

ragingloli's avatar

@rockfan
We all know Woody can only get his buzz from lightyear’s fist laser.

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