Like it or not it seems remakes are big money, barely a week goes by without talk of another classic film being remade. Some induce a greater moan than others, but why do a lot of people hate them so much?
Yes most of them are shallow, poorly done and poorly cast, however one theory and it's one that can/could be debated is that these remakes somehow sully the original film.
As daft as the that theory may sound I think it is one I can kind of agree on. If I use RoboCop as an example (not a great example cause new Robo is not bad) it really annoys me that RoboCop (1987) now has 1987 permanently stuck to its name. If a remake is dreadful, see Nic cage Wickerman, you can no longer mention the original film without someone saying ..urgh have you seen the Nic Cage version. Or more importantly a poor remake can put people off the original if they had never seen it before, tarring them both with same brush.
There are lots of reasons to role your eyes at the news of yet another remake, but is saying it somehow ruins or cheapens the original a fair one?
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