Reflecting, perhaps, a startling (startlingly familiar?) lack of creativity and originality, there are at least 50 Hollywood remakes expected in the coming year. It’s almost as if someone said, “Hey, let’s re-release this really crappy movie in 3-D!” Oh wait, someone actually did that.
Here is an actual for-real list of remakes coming soon to a theater near you (this partial list doesn’t even include sequels or TV series remakes):
All Quiet on the Western Front
A Star is Born
The Seven Samurai
The Wild Bunch
About Last Night
Creature From the Black Lagoon
Escape From New York
Romancing the Stone
and even My Fair Lady, for fuck’s sake
Other than money, what do any of these remakes add? Don’t bother answering, the question is purely rhetorical.