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Which movie do you believe might be better remade with today's special effects techniques?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26783points) June 21st, 2010

With all the redux of movies out there with today’s CGI and other special effects what movie do you think might turn out very well if remade today? I Think LifeForce, Day of the Triffids, maybe Temors, or American Werewolf in London? What I would be especially excited to see would be Tron I know most of the Pepsie generations have not a clue to what that is but in it’s day it was quite a movie. I would think Bladerunner but I don’t think it could be done better maybe some directors could but not many today.

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cookieman's avatar

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

ucme's avatar

One Million Years B.C. Raquel Welch in that costume in glorious 3D Ahhhhh.

mrentropy's avatar

Yor.

I thought Tremors was fine the way it was.

Val123's avatar

The thing is, with all the new technology, they seem to rely on that to carry the movie, rather than the subtly of the actors, the acting, or the quality of the plot. In addition to the great effects, they want to throw in shock value as well. Like, if they re-did Close Encounters, Ricard Dryfuss would probably turn into some mad psyco dude, rather than the quietly-going-crazy character that he plays in the original.

So, yes. There are a lot of good movies that could be better with today’s techniques IF they concentrated on the the subtle acting too.

cookieman's avatar

@Val123: Good point. Agreed.

filmfann's avatar

Ghostbusters!

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@mrentropy OMG, Yor! I loved that movie as a kid. I’m not sure I’d want to see it with “updated” special effects, though. It’s kinda like colorizing the old black-and-white movies; not necessary, and distracts from the film itself.

mrentropy's avatar

@Dr_Dredd First, congratulations on being the only person I’ve ever had any kind of dealings with that saw, much less remembered, Yor.

Two, when was the last time you saw Yor? If it was when you were a kid then you’re probably forgetting a few things about it. :)

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Thanks. :-) Yor! Hunter from the Future!

I admit that I saw Yor almost 30 years ago, and I’m certain that I’ve forgotten a lot of it. But that only makes me want to go out and watch it again…

ipso's avatar

My ideal movie to be remade was just remade. Tron 2 (2010).

A handful of others:
They Live (1988)
Videodrome (1983)
Strange Days (1995)
Scanners (1981)
The Snake Pit (1948)

mrentropy's avatar

I didn’t think Tron 2 was a remake. I thought it was a very spaced sequel. But then I’m trying to not find out anything about it.

Either way, I have to kind of dispute that one; Tron was made in a time when computers were mystical magical boxes of lights and beeps. When a computer could steal your job, impregnate your wife, summon demons at a military academy, summon really hot super models, and be jealous of your relationship with your downstairs cello playing neighbor when you spill champagne in it.

Besides, it’s part of computer and movie history in its original form.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Logan’s Run.

ipso's avatar

@mrentropy – You have a good point. I know nothing about the new Tron. I had just heard a “remake” was in the works; but I guess “2” kind of gives it away. <sigh>

You wrote “Tron was made in a time when computers were mystical magical boxes of lights and beeps. When a computer could steal your job, impregnate your wife, summon demons at a military academy, summon really hot super models, and be jealous of your relationship with your downstairs cello playing neighbor when you spill champagne in it.”

They’re still not? I know what you mean though – the references.

They have become so much more though too. I can envision a great remake, that does not tarnish the greatness of the original.

@Bluefreedom – Logan’s Run is in development as well!

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@cprevite I kinda felt Close Encounters were more about the story than the special effects, which were not that prominent until the very end of the movie. I think today it would get lost in all the glitz and pop if they tried to lace effects all through it.

@ucme I think that could be done better special effect wise, however, by today’s standard that leather bikini covered quite a bit.

@chyna I remember when I 1st saw Jaws and I was afraid to go near the beach in San Fran for a long, long while. Part of the movie was you were left with expectation, you never really seen the shark until the end; I think that made for more suspense. Would a computer generated shark be better than the one originally used? I am not so sure.

mrentropy's avatar

I would love to see an updated Logan’s Run. Don’t hold your breath, though.

unused_bagels's avatar

I’d love to see Logan’s Run redone, as well…

TRON should be redone. Oh wait, THEY ARE DOING IT AGAIN! :creams pants:

roundsquare's avatar

Not bladerunner. It hardly relied on the special effects at all and in fact, the lack of special effects is what made it great.

chyna's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central And the music leading up to the “almost” shark sightings can’t be improved.

Val123's avatar

Fat Man, Little Boy.

whatthefluther's avatar

Here I go showing my age again and perhaps this one has already been remade but Jason and the Argonauts from 1963, was pretty impressive for its time and the adventures and monsters depicted would be even more spectacular with updated effects.
See ya…...Gary/wtf

mattbrowne's avatar

Star Trek II – IV.

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