Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Scream 4: Movie remakes, reboots, and sequals
I saw Scream 4 the other night. I was a big fan of the original, but was not thrilled with the two sequels, so it was only my curiosity (and hope) that drove me to watch another possible bad film.
I think I loved the first one because it poked fun of Slasher film conventions all the while pulling off a tricky and hip slasher tale all its own. Honestly, I often get a kick out of the self-referential tongue-in-cheek thing that Scream does so well (I must admit I am a huge "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Joss Whedon fan!).
Scream 4 is a flawed film indeed, but in the end, I loved it! The story was implausible, but its commentary on the new slasher cycle, remakes, and reboots....H-I larious.
Typically, like the opinion of Scream 4, I do not like remakes or reboots (Halloween is perhaps the worst of all). So, I thought I would ask all my readers to ponder a question...is there a movie that would benefit from a remake? If so, which one and why?
For my money, the only movie that should be remade is "The Highlander." For me, it could use better cinematography, acting, and special fx. But hey, that is just my opinion....what do you think?