I’m certain there’s no shortage of creativity in Hollywood and other places where movies are made. So why are there constant remakes of old movies and franchises? I’m sure it has to do with money. Remaking movies that made money is the closest to a sure thing as studios can get.
And frustrating to those of us who would prefer new content, or are so wedded to the classic/original that the new version doesn’t stand a chance.
I do love the new reboot of Star Trek. Maybe in part because it isn’t going over new ground, but shifted to a new time stream, a new take on adventures, allowing our favorite characters to return.
I’ll even admit that the live version of Beauty and the Beast is just different enough to be as good as the original. And I love the original.
But then I saw Anne with an E on netflix and I broke into a cold sweat. Anne of Green Gables is a favorite from my childhood. Megan Follows will always be Anne, Colleen Dewhurst will always be Marilla, and Richard Farnsworth will always be Matthew. Even when I read or reread the book, these are the people I picture. The characters that I love so much and visited again in all the sequels.
But then it was remade. Not once, but twice last year. I have the Netflix version in my list and hope it makes me love the characters all over again.
Anyone else enjoy a remake as much as the original?