Don't remake me do it
Just sat through another testament to the terrible remake, the new Godzilla film is the pits. I sat in the dark living room illuminated by my T.V. screen, the only problem being that all the stunning visual fight scenes created by cunning C.G.I. masters take place in total darkness. I might as well have been listening to radio. The bits with humans in was perfectly lit but my enjoyment of this was spoilt through no fault of Bryan Cranston, but as I have only seen him on any regular basis as the dead pan comedy dad in Malcolm in the middle any forays into serious acting leaves me expecting him to deliver a joke when he is being deadly serious. Another film he sadly leaves me cold in is Total Recall, why that film was made I will never know, yes the rinky-dinky special effects are great but these days that sort of thing can be see for free in a car advert. As to the plot well lets just say all the money went on the cunning C.G.I. For my money rent out the original, Arnie smoulders in it that role no wonder he got voted in Governor of California. The plot is of the highest quality and the special effects are more than adequate to tell this excellent tale from the pen of Dick. You would think it could end there but Robo cop which is not too bad through most of it seems to fall flat at the end, perhaps the writers got board and wondered off leaving a chimp in charge of the type writer. Then there are the sequels, both Blues brothers 2000 and Dumb and Dumber to are pale imitations but to give it credit I have yet to reach the end of the dumber sequel, perhaps I will some day. It's not as if every sequel or remake is dire, there are plenty of good examples, the Back to the future trilogy and Bill and Ted's adventures. Star wars, the lord of the rings and the hobbit were all essentially written before hand so no prises for their excellent contributions. Although I can't watch the good cinematic presentation of the Harry Potter books with out cringing at the pages of plot lost, I would have to remake them about eight hours long apiece. One shining example of a remake is the Disney film John carter on Mars, which portrays the spirit of the books while being a darn good movie too, and yes it is a remake of sorts for there was a dire T.V. movie about the same subject, oh how I suffered through that.