Friday, May 17, 2013

Best/Worst Movie Remake Blogfest





When Hollywood runs out of ideas, they remake older films. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it fails miserably. 
List the best remake you’ve ever seen and the worst. 
Added bonus – list the worst and/or best song remake you’ve ever heard! 


Best Movie Remakes

True Grit (2010) Original (1969)

3:10 to Yuma (2007) Original (1957)

Worst Movie Remakes

Total Recall (2012) Original (1990)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Original (1951)

Best Song Remake

"I Shot the Sheriff" by Eric Clapton - Original by Bob Marley

Worst Song Remake

"My Generation" By Hilary Duff - Original by The Who



18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

True Grit is on a lot of lists this morning.
Clapton did a much better job with the song.
Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

Mark said...

Hilary Duff did a cover of My Generation? That's it, I'm done. I'm just absolutely done.

Adam said...

worst remake ever? George W. Bush

Hart Johnson said...

ACK! Hillary Duff on My Generation? I think that would make my ears bleed!

I like both 'I Shot the Sheriff's, but yeah, I probably prefer Claptons.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

You made some great picks. Someone did better than Bob?

nutschell said...

I've seen 3:10 to Yuma in a lot of "best" lists. I'll definitely have to go and check it out.
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Andrea said...

Good picks! Luckily I have not heard the duffster's blasphemy and am sorry you cannot unhear it!

Al Diaz said...

I really liked 3:10 to Yuma, the new version. I didn't even know it was a remake. Thanks for participating! :)

Milo James Fowler said...

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL = easily forgettable. Thanks for reminding me. =]

Heather M. Gardner said...

I can't believe Duff took on The Who! The nerve.

Nice list!

Heather

LD Masterson said...

Nope. Can't do it. I grew up on old westerns like True Grit and 3:10 to Yuma. John Wayne and Glenn Ford. I just can't get into the remakes.

Rhonda said...

I Shot the Sheriff - great choice! As for movies, I have only seen the original Total Recall on your list.

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

Milo James Fowler said...

And hey, you chose wisely in my blog's best/worst contest; you're invited to claim your prize: flowomiles AT hotmail.com

Trisha F said...

I agree on Total Recall, but can't judge the others as haven't seen any of the original/remake pairs :)

Can't believe Hilary Duff covered a Who song!

Birgit said...

I know..a few days late! I LOVE the orginal True Grit-the 2nd one didn't do it for me. All I wanted to do was give Jeff Bridges a throat losenge. I found not emotion to the movie-couldn'tcare less about it. Now I have never heard of Hilary's version but even knowing she remade this makes me want to vomit.

Pat Tillett said...

Your choices are superb! True Grit was awesome. Somehow I missed the Hilary Duff version of My Generation. I'm so happy that I did.

The Blue Grumpster said...

Total Recall... I guess that director didn't recall a couple of things... Idiots. Now excuse me while I go and remake the Mona Lisa.

Baby Sister said...

And....I haven't seen or heard any of those. Lol Guess I need to catch up on some stuff...