Can They Please Stop Remaking 1970s Movies
September 27, 2011 2 Comments
In the 1970s Sam Peckinpah made a movie called Straw Dogs starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George. The poster featured a cropped close-up of Hoffman’s face with his glasses broken and the movie was about, well, violence. It is now pretty well thought of.
Now there’s another, different, movie also called Straw Dogs, with some different people, but the same basic story, and the same basic poster. I doubt it will be as well thought of.
Nor will, I suspect, the remakes of The Omen, The Bad News Bears, The Wicker Man, Clash of the Titans, The Mechanic, or any other of the approximately 10.7 jillion forgettable remakes of perfectly-okay 1970s movies that have been made in the past few years.
Why do they keep doing this? It’s pointless and depressing. Please, just stop.