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 12 - Cheaper By The Dozen 2003 / 2022 - Jenn
Cheaper by the dozen is that cute little comedy with Steve Martin about the twelve kids that move because their father got a new job, and there was even a sequel which wasn’t bad. So when I saw that Disney plus was making a re-make I thought alright I’ll check it out, even though I don’t have a good track record with them. So watching it one night I thought this reminds me of "Yours, Mine and Ours" more than it does "Cheaper by the Dozen". You know that movie where the mom and dad marry and merge their already existing families? Well that is what this cheaper by the dozen reminds me of, and not the actual original cheaper by the dozen, so the title is kind of misleading. Though if you separate them this movie is actually not bad so I would say give it a try and see what you think.
Melanie Says - I vaguely remember the 1st movie and from the trailer this I see what you mean about the whole blended family set up. Might give it a go as it does look kinda cute. It would be the sort of movie Em and I threw on in the background while sort of doing other things I think,
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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