To celebrate Friday I thought it would be a great time to let loose so today I'm participating in the Best and Worst Movie Blogfest which is hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, Stephen Tremp, Father Dragon Al, and Livia Peterson.
Everyone knows sometimes Hollywood can
I chose Star Trek for the best remake because I could not (and still can't) stand the original Star Trek. I actually could not stand a lot of sci-fi before a friend dragged me along to the midnight screening of Star Wars... see Wars, not Trek.
I didn't think I'd like the new Star Trek movie but I risked giving it a go just because Zachary Quinton was in it and I was not sorry. I actually enjoyed it. It's a movie that I can actually watch repeatedly and I'm looking forward to seeing Star Trek into darkness.
Anyone that knows me knows that there are two things I absolutely love: 1. anything from Japan and 2. anything that is horror, but the one thing I can't stand is for American directors to take those two things (Japanese horror movies) and ruin a perfectly wonderful story. The Ring is one of those movies. I have to admit I first saw the American version of the Ring before watching the Japanese version (I've even read the novel version... now that is definitely different) and even then I knew I hated it. Now having seen Ring 1, 2, Birthday and Sadako (all Japanese), I really love Sadako (that's the Japanese name for Samara) and I just pray that America will leave this series alone and not crucify it any more with any other remakes.
If you don't believe me that Japan knows how to do horror movies right, just check out what they do for promotion.
What is your best or worst remake?