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Friday 17 May 2013


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When Hollywood runs out of ideas, they remake older films. 
Sometimes this works, and sometimes it fails miserably.
List the best remake you’ve ever seen and the worst.
Added bonus – list the worst and/or best song remake you’ve ever heard! 
My worst remake choice would be Fame.
The original was made in 1980 and was nominated for a number of Academy Awards and won two in the music categories.


The remake released in 2009 was a real fizz-er!
Dream It!
Earn It!
Live It!
Although it grossed over $73,000,000 world wide,
it just did not have the appeal of the original.
The best movie remake for me would be
The Three Muskateers!
This movie has been remade several times.
One of the first being times being in the silent film era.
For this hop I am  comparing the 2011 remake to the movie made in 1993, staring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland and Chris O'Donnell.  


The 2011 version was an excellent remake, staring Matthew Mac Fadyen, Milla Jovovich and Ray Stevenson.

With the tag line of 'Every Legend Has a New Beginning'
this remake grossed over $20 billion at the box office. 



With Milla Jovovich (aka, Alice - Resident Evil), included among the cast, how could it go wrong!


Michelle Wallace said...

I also chose Fame as the worst remake!
Imagine - no dancing on the car scene...? And what about the missing leg warmers...?? Really bad!!

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Donna K. Weaver said...

I loved the '93 remake but not the '11 version.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Fame is on several lists today.
I've enjoyed all of the Three Musketeers movies and all for different reasons.
Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

Al Diaz said...

Now I wish I had seen the Mila Jojovich version. It was among my list but then again, many were among my list and never saw them. I liked 1993 version, though.
And Fame, I'm all the way with you on that one. Don't know why I didn't think of it.
Thank you for participating in the blogfest! :)

Donna Shields said...

I agree with Fame. As always, they have to take something that was absolutely awesome and try to improve it. Silly people....

Isis Rushdan said...

I loved Fame! The original that is. The remake never should've happened.

Tara Tyler said...

loved the original Fame!!
the series too.
why do they think they can improve on greatness?
tho glee is a great upgrade/current take on the show.

and i loved three musketeers!
if the newer one is great, i need to see it! thanks!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Interesting choices. I don't know that I have a favorite Musketeer movie - there are so many, and I would have a tough time deciding. I was totally surprised by the steampunk elements in this latest one . . . I didn't like that on the first viewing, and then thought it was fun the second time I saw it.

It is better than the Disney movie, that's for sure.

Mark Means said...

I didn't know they even remade "Fame"....ugh.

I've never seen the new Three Musketeers yet....sounds like one to look out for.

Jay Noel said...

I never even gave the Fame remake a chance. Just didn't want to see it.

And I have yet to see the new 3 Musketeers! It looked so steampunk.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I thought the The Three Musketeers remake was campy but I had fun watching it at home. Original Fame rocked, haven't seen the remake but heard lots of bad things. Lots...

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

My mom loved the remake of the Three Musketeers. She's seen it hundreds of times.

DEZMOND said...

I also liked the latest MUSKETEERS! Especially with Luke Evans in the cast :) Hope the new BBC TV series will be as good too!

nutschell said...

OH i loved the three musketeers remake! I enjoyed the actors and the special effects.

DiscConnected said...

It's hard for me to weigh in on Fame, as I did not see either. But I did like the Musketeers, although I was always partial to the ones in the seventies with Oliver Reed and Raquel Welch.

Christine Rains said...

Oh yeah, Fame was horrible. Am I bad for not having seen the new Three Muskateers yet? I wasn't interested in the remake before, but now that you've said it's good, I'll have to add it to my Netflix list. Have a great weekend!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Carolyn the cast in Three Musketeers is brilliant. Great choice for the hop.

Stephen Tremp said...

I saw some of Fame back in the day. Now I have the song stuck in my head. Good thing I like the tune.

And thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

Anonymous said...

I forgot they remade the Musketeers -- I'll have to check that one out.

LD Masterson said...

I'm with you on Fame but I never saw the 2011 version of the Musketeers, so I can't comment there.

Anonymous said...

I never got around to seeing the 3 Musketeers' remake. And it has a bunch of actors/resses I enjoy. Maybe I'll look it up on Netflix or Amazon.

Trisha said...

Never saw the Milla version of Muskies (too lazy to type the whole word out. haha). Sounds worth seeing though! And I am pretty sure I haven't seen either ver. of Fame. I know I saw the 1993 version of Muskies, or at least I feel like I did. ;)

Rhonda Albom said...

We rented the new Fame by mistake one night, so I would totally agree.

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

Arlee Bird said...

The original Fame is one of my favorite films. I will not see that remake. I'll bet it has all kinds of hip-hop and stuff in the soundtrack and that would really mess it up for me. The original soundtrack is one I've listened to so many times.

Tossing It Out

Elise Fallson said...

I really enjoyed The Three Muskateers too. And now, I've got the Fame song stuck in my head! :D

DL Hammons said...

I never saw the Fame remake and quite honestly...I would have picked the Three Musketeers remake as one of the worst. Everybody has their own taste. :)

Ciara said...

I loved the Three Musketeers.

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