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1.0 out of 5 stars For God's sake, buy the original!, 17 Mar 2003
This review is from: Get Carter [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
This pile of rubbish is worth as few words as possible -
This re-make of Michael Caine's 1971 classic proves nothing but the nihilistic Hollywood inclination to destroy fine art. Sylvester Stallone does a hollow, soul-less impersonation of the original character, the plot, setting and artistic framework looks nothing like the original... shortly, this is a bad copy. In fact, I consider it to be an outrageous piece of theft. Do yourself a favour and keep well clean - the original film is a classic piece of art, this is americanised, money-spinning rubbish.
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Initial post: 30 Aug 2009 13:00:49 BDT
Lou Knee says:
This very loose remake and really all other movie remakes do not destroy the original movie at all, you still have that, if the remake is a bad one then if anything, it heightens the reputation of the superior original. Why so many fans of a particular movie get so worked up by remakes of their beloved original is beyond me, they are different films and very usually the original gains both critically and commercially from them. Movie addicts should actually welcome remakes instead of instintively react so badly against it, like some jealous lover seeing someone else chatting up his bird. It's totally unrational, and in most cases the judgment is totally unjust and skewered by their fanatical love for the original, so that many remakes are often not quite as bad as their indignant detractors make them out to be. Get Carter (2000) is nowhere near as bad a film reviewers here have made it out to be, and that includes the official Amazon reviewer who actually ought to be ashamed of himself for giving such a blinkered blurb. Get a hold of yourselves.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2009 15:07:27 BDT
BD says:
For goodness sake, this film is pile of dung. The reaction to this version of Get Carter by so many fans of the original is only to be expected when the new version\remake\Interpretation\whatever is this poor. When performing a cover version of a well known song or remaking an old film, the very fact you are doing this means that you are using the originals popularity and well known production as a benchmark against which your own version will be compared. There have been some worthy remakes that have been able to hold enough credibility of their own. Tragically this film isn't one of them, and misses the mark by quite a long way...

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2010 02:15:35 BDT
Tim H says:
This remake is rubbish

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 18:41:53 BDT
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