Remakes were always a thing, even going back to the early days of movies. They’d remake a silent movie when talkies came out, etc. But the further we go, the more they remake. In todays world DVDs, Blu Rays, and five billion streaming channels, we feel there is less and less need for them. Most of them are pretty easy to find if you are interested in watching them. But Hollywood insists on rebranding and making a new version, trying to improve upon the original. “Psycho”? You can’t improve it. You can’t change it. You made the same movie again. Why? They are useless. Occasionally they get it right. Not all of these are winners though. Its a mixed bag. Some good, some bad, some just out of the box.
Day 29- Death On The Nile (1978) / (2022) - Dave
Keeping it set in the same era as the books and previous movie, a few tweaks and turns were added. A character from “Murder on the Orient Express” comes aboard, a few different relationships, and a different death. But one of the biggest changes is Mia Farrow and Emma Mackey’s portrayal of the same character. Mia was much more menacing and chaotic and Emma was more laid back like “yeah, I’m still here. Deal with it.”
Melanie Says - The Original wins hands down for me. I couldn't stand the new Murder On The Orient Express version and the trailer for Death On The Nile looked about the same so I am saving my 2 hours! Plus have you seen the cast for the 1978 version? It includes Angela Lansbury, Bette Davis, David Niven, & Maggie Smith? I mean come on!!
Have you seen it? What did you think?
Original, Remake, or Neither? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!