The original was made just as I was starting high school, with all of the dances and hormones attendant thereto. While there wasn't anyone who looked remotely like Lori Singer at a St. James dance, we sure wished there was! Given its special place in my movie memories, it's pretty tough to see this one get re-made, which leads us to this week's Friday Fantastic Four:
What Are the Four Best Movie Re-Makes of All Time?
- Casino Royale - Daniel Craig is angry, haunted and just freaking excellent. Maybe the best Bond movie ever. The original was really a disaster - a send up of spy movies, not a real Bond.
- Ocean's 11 - both were amazingly good films, Clooney isn't Sinatra, and there's no one like Dean Martin, but the rest of the re-make cast is pretty darn solid and it's a beautiful film to look at.
- The Parent Trap - Lindsay Lohan as a cute pair of twins, Dennis Quaid as her clueless father. A favorite of my kids and a few other folks I know. The original stars a button cute Hayley Mills
- Meet Joe Black - visually beautiful film with a really creepy plot. Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt are scarily good. Fredric March starred in the movie that inspired the 1998 remake.
Everyone have a great weekend! I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to some downtime.