Originally Posted by TheReverend
Apparently not. OP's intent was just to remake ****ty movies so we can waste our time again?
Actually no. Here's the point. Movies that were good to begin with DONT need a remake. Movies that have maybe a good concept but were poorly executed first time around for whatever reason are a better vehicle for remakes. Or movies that were good, but could be updated or aren't especially iconic per se can also be done again if like any film venture they have a reason to be made, starting with a good story. If the story sucks the movie will suck no matter who you cast or how much money you throw at it.
With great films like Ferris Bueller for instance, rather than remaking it, which is pointless, a where are they now sequel 20 plus years later is not a bad idea. Remaking the Princess Bride, which has so many classic scenes and already good neither requires a remake or an update. It's a fairy tale, the happy ending is the ending and the ever after is implied. Remaking it would simply be a way for the studio to **** it up and they would **** it up.