As is the recurring theme in our course this semester, Hollywood (and cinema in general) loves a remake. Thinking about the films we’ve watched so far, upcoming selections, and other remakes you have seen, consider what makes a good (or bad) remake. What makes a film ripe for remaking/reimagining? How can this be done successfully; contrariwise, what makes a bad remake?
This discussion board asks you to do two things:
1) discuss a remake that you feel was done well (or poorly)–give concrete examples of how you feel the films match up, what you like or dislike, and why you think the remake was made;
2) choose a film/franchise/show that you’d want to see remade–give us the original film and then discuss how you’d adapt it and what you’d change (and what you’d keep the same).