Movie Remakes & Adaptations

He Said/She Said had a post about movie remakes, specifically about the new Karate Kid (in which the Chinese Jackie Chan teaches kung fu to Will Smith’s kid), and in a “What If” moment, asked “Would there be an uproar from our parents’ generation if some jackass in Hollywood announced a new Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid starring Nicolas Cage and Ashton Kucher?”

If they remake Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (especially with Nicolas Cage & Ashton Kutcher), there will be mass casualties. On set. Never again would Nic Cage attempt to woo us with his uni-expression and so-called talent. The man hasn’t been truly decent in anything since Moonstruck in 1987. I mean, really?! What would they be THINKING?! You don’t mess with the wonderous chemistry that exists between Paul Newman and Robert Redford! There are few better ways to make me angry, world.

Promise me this will never, ever happen.

The Goonies is another one. Josh Brolin, Sean Astin… that Asian kid, the Fat Kid… Too much epicness to change it! You couldn’t get that kind of goodness from today’s films.


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