For the last decade, there has been a sharp rise in
the number of remakes and reboots circulating world cinema. Ghostbusters,
Carrie, Point Break and Total Recall are just some to see their attempted
remakes bomb at the box office and with critics, and let’s not divulge this current
trend of Disney live-action remakes.
The big studios seem to be running out of
Not to say that
original films are few and far between. On the contrary, you will be
hard-pushed to find any remake in recent years to have been nominated for major
awards, and this is how it should be.
The classics are classics for a reason,
whether it be the outstanding cast, original ideas, incredible new special
effects or narrative themes evoking issues of the time of its release, and many
simply cannot make the transition.
Hollywood needs to
put its emphasis on new, exciting ideas that can revolutionise the industry,
not attempt to capture former glories. A surprisingly high number of films
successfully stand the test of time, and hopefully, this selection of film
industry greats will remain unpolluted by modern trends.
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