Friday, May 17, 2013

Movie Remakes!

Once again the awesome Alex J. Cavanaugh has come up with a super cool blog fest idea! It's time for -


I'm not a huge movie buff. I like movies, I don't get to see them as often as I would like. But I'm not one of those people who analyzes the in outs of movie trends, etc. I focus 100% on story. I only say this so that you know my choices are my opinion and you don't have to agree.

Best Movie Remake: Sabrina



I love Audrey Hepburn. Give me Roman Holiday, My fair Lady, and Charade and I'll make a day out of it. But Sabrina just fell flat for me. The ending was vague and kind of abrupt. The Harrison Ford version on the other hand... Wow! Talk about a griping romance. It's a movie that will forever be one of my favorites!

Worst Movie Remake: Superman Returns



Okay, so this isn't really a remake, more an extension of a series. But, I didn't think it was possible to take one of my favorite hero's and ruin him so completely. This movie did just that. If you ever get the chance to see it, run away screaming, or gouge eyes out. Seriously, any choice would be better than this.

What's your favorite Superhero movie?

27 comments:

Heather Holden said...

I don't see movies that often, either, to the point where I've never seen any of the ones you listed here, despite having heard of them! I remember hearing others say how sucky Superman Returns was, though, so I'm not surprised to see you list that as your worst!

michelle said...

I'm not a movie fanatic either, but I managed to post something for the Bloghop!
I'll be honest, I don't know much about the movies you've mentioned.

Writer In Transit

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Both of those movies are on several lists today!
Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Oh man, that Superman remake was awful! Good pick.

I've never seen Sabrina, and that's insane! It's right up my alley!

S.P. Bowers said...

I have to agree with Sabrina. The remake is better, no matter how much I love Audrey Hepburn.

Robin said...

Great picks. I totally agree on Sabrina. Thankfully i haven't seen the remake of Superman:)

ilima said...

I think Sabrina is my favorite remake too. So so good.

David P. King said...

I forgot this was today, but I have to agree. The Sabrina remake is fabulous. I think we own it, actually. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I actually liked Superman Returns, oh well. But it could have been better, I'll admit that. Never saw either version of Sabrina but glad you enjoyed it.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great picks! Love Sabrina!

John Wiswell said...

Hmmm. I don't know if I could pick a favorite superhero movie! The early Superman films, X-Men 1 and 2, Spider-Man 2, Batman Begins and Dark Knight are all wonderful.

Carrie-Anne said...

My family has always made fun of me for this, but I love Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Maybe it's not as awesome as I remember it as a kid, but my adult self still really likes the theme of seeking universal peace.

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

I'm in the minority that kinda liked Superman Returns lulz. I guess I just kind of liked the story and how it connected with the old movies.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great pick on the movies!

Rena said...

Superhero movies are like asking nerds to expound on the virtues of linux: it's likely to end with a technicality.

Which is to say that I have really terrible taste in movies. I love the really bad ones.
I know they're bad.
I like them anyway.

For instance, I really enjoyed the Green Lantern movie despite its completely terrible nature.

I liked the X-men movies (all of them, actually, even with all the problems in first class).

But my very favorite superhero movie isn't really a superhero movie: KungFu Panda.

nutschell said...

I've seen Superman Returns in one other worst remake list.
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Donna K. Weaver said...

Brilliant minds and all that. I chose Sabrina, too. The original was great but Bogie never cut it for me while Harrison did.

M.L. Swift said...

Great choices, Jennie. I love Superman, too, and was disappointed myself. It was okay...just could have been much better.

M.L. Swift, Writer

Al Diaz said...

I think you're the first person I read who put Sabrina in the Best Remakes. I didn't see it so I can't judge, yet many also said Superman remake was awful. Good I didn't see that either. Thanks for participating! :D

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping Nolan's influence will make the next SUPERMAN reboot a success. I sure hope they add something new to the story, though; between TV and film, it's been done SO many times already.

Stephen Tremp said...

I didn't see the Superman remake. I'm hoping for something better for the new release.

LD Masterson said...

I love this. Sabrina was your best and my worst. At least we each liked one of them.

Kelley Lynn said...

I LOVED the Avengers. I think that's my fav :)

And it was so awesome seeing you at Storymakers! Ah, seriously one of the best weekends ever.

Demetria Foster Gray said...

Ooooooh I so agree with your Sabrina choice. I LOVED the remake and I own my own copy of it. Haven't seen Superman, unfortunately.

Trisha F said...

Funny, I saw someone else choose Sabrina as their worst remake. I haven't seen it so can't judge - I did see the Audrey version and enjoyed it, but maybe I'm missing out on a better version. I dunno...

Rhonda said...

I have seen Sabrina on both lists tonight, although I have never seen the movie. Now I want to rent it.

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

Leigh Covington said...

I really love the newest Spiderman movie and I can't wait to see Superman. I watched it all the time as a kid and I'm looking forward to the remake :)