So apparently Hollywood is remaking "Drop Dead Fred". My first question is, "Why?" My second question is, "Why does Hollywood hate us?"
I absolutely hated this movie. I thought it was stupid just based on the previews, and had had no intentions of seeing it when I was a kid. But it was a friend's favorite movie back in high school, and she insisted on watching it. It stars Phoebe Cates, so I figured getting to watch her in it would make up for the inanity of the rest of the movie.
I was wrong. Phoebe Cates failed me. That's how much I hate this movie.
And now Hollywood wants to attempt to inflict this movie on me again. Only this time, their draw isn't some gorgeous creature like Phoebe, but Russell Brand. Um... ok? Which brings up an unrelated subject - where the hell did this guy come from? I'd never heard of him before "Forgetting Sarah Marshal", and now I hear about him all the time? WTF?
Now, I realize that Hollywood remaking movies is a touchy subject. I mean, I'm not a fan of the movie, but even I recognize they couldn't really improve on a movie like "Gone With the Wind". On the other hand, in 20 or 30 years when we're all watching holographic movies, I could see them "remaking" the LotR movies. Or the Harry Potter movies, even. Actually, truth be told, I've already pondered remakes of those, but that's because they started making those movies before the books were finished, and they started writing out characters that became so important in later books. :|
At least they're going the intelligent route and making a sequel to "Tron", and not actually trying to remake the original. That way, when it sucks, it will soil my childhood a little less...