Let’s Embrace Remake Madness

Dan Rohr

Dan lives for five things: Movies, Jazz Rap, Statistics, Chili, and his family who have no idea how huge a nerd he really is. Like almost everybody else on this page, he has a job dealing with computer/internet-y things for a company he helped start after college. You can find him on Flickchart as espin39.  

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  1. Travis McClain says:

    I remember walking out of “Batman” in 1989 with my mom, and she was horrified by what they’d done because she grew up with the Adam West show in the 60s. I tried to convince her that Tim Burton’s movie was more faithful to the comics, but to no avail. The show she knew was the definitive version for her.

    I didn’t fully appreciate this until 2002, when I saw the live action “Scooby-Doo.” That movie lacked the subtlety of the original animated series, which had some innuendo but always behind the veneer of innocence. The movie was flat-out crude, and I won’t even talk about what they did with Scrappy-Doo. When that movie was over, I finally understood how my mom had felt about “Batman.”

    As for shows that might be considered for movie versions, as much as I love “The Sopranos,” I don’t think it would work as a feature. The episodic nature of the story structure, to say nothing of its expansive roster of supporting characters, just make it hard to imagine a movie that would be satisfying. But, maybe it could work.

    If they did it right, I think a movie based on “The Tick” could be a lot of fun…as long as they don’t do to the Tick what was done to Scooby.