Day of the Read Remake Poster

Posted by Peter Hall - February 22nd 2006 @ 10:27 am

Do studios have even one god-damned ounce of creativity left in them? Answer; no. I don’t care for all these remakes. Not because I think the source material is too pure to be remade, but because they’re just hopeless. Almost every single one of them has been utter crap and we all know it – it’s just that 75% of the audience that supports these movies doesn’t realize that they are actually remakes. And maybe that is what the studio behind the Day regurgitation is banking on. Land of the Dead may not have been a huge box-office smash (almost entirely thanks to it being sandwhiched in between the release of Batman Begins and War of the Worlds), but it did a number on DVD sales and was fairly universaly enjoyed (surprsingly not that much by me, however). So, maybe by vomiting up a worthless teaser poster that is little more than a spin-off of the Land of the Dead cover-art, they’re hoping people will think it is a sequel and go pay $9.75 for it – and not the shitty remake of the 20 year old prequel to Land that it deserves to be recognized as… Well, I’m going to go ahead and put my $10 on the line now and say the movie turns out to be a complete turd. And here is another $10 that says they probably cut Bub – the best thing about Day, save for Tom Savini’s groundbreaking makeup effects – out of the picture entirely.

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  1. Sedai
    February 28th, 2006 | 4:48 pm | #1

    I miss Bub… :(

  2. February 28th, 2006 | 10:04 pm | #2

    Yah, Man. Bub was a great, great character. Just the invention and inclusion of him alone was a really inspired move on Romero’s part.

  3. PT
    March 2nd, 2006 | 8:40 am | #3

    I think you’re being a little harsh on remakes, they do hold some merit. Even if the audience are too dumb to know what they’re watching, it’s more exposure than the originals would get normally. Plus I think some are worthy attempts at updating to the films AND genre to the current mass audience. Shame though, that most current mass audiences happen to be idiots.

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