Remakes, reworks or rehash? Movies.ie asks you what you think of the Hollywood remake trend…

Are you done with remakes? Well the studios aren’t.


No it seems studios are only all to eager to remake, rehash, rework, even rename in an effort to get bums in cinema sits. Just look at the last two weeks – we’ve seen not one but two ’80s giants rekindled for the big screen. “The Karate Kid” with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. Not to be outdone, a big-screen version of the 1980s TV show “The A-Team” has also hit screens though not without protest from original star Mr. T…






Of course there are obvious advantages to a big screen remake – your script is in the bag, the web will inevitably be a blaze with yay and naysayers and in the cases of The Karate kid and The A-Team, there is the ever-powerful nostalgia factor. Cast one original actor from the original film and you serve to further legitimize the movie.


With so many remakes now in the works – Arthur, Romancing the Stone, Conan, Short Circuits, The Birds, Oldboy, Rosemary’s Baby and now as Scott Bakula has announced a possible Quantum Leap remake – Movies.ie asks you – Are you done with remakes? Have your say in the poll  and comment box below!