Donkey Toon wrote:
Because this is the fourth (at least) iteration of that film?
This. I'm sick of this current fad for just re-hashing old films.
If the lazy cronuts can't be bothered to put some effort and imagination into it, then I can't be bothered to pay for the privilege of watching these second rate re-makes. I'll just watch Seven Samurai instead. Or even A Bug's Life. At least that tried to put a different spin on the tale.
I think remakes can provide some worth on limited occasions if:
They are cross language (I don't mind subtitles but some do)
They remove unpleasant things from old films that were once acceptable
Were effects heavy films and effects are much better now (59 remake of Ben Hur vs 25 version)
The original was bad, but had potential
But otherwise yeah, just watch the original. You are right on different spin, Mad Max did this really well