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 21 - The Addams Family (1964) / (1991) / (2019) - Jenn
The Addams Family has honestly had so many remakes from series to movie, and then from movie to animation movie. I have to say though that this is one case where I actually enjoy everything that they’ve done. I’ve seen a few episodes of the show, and then the movies with Cristina Ricci as Wednesday, which honestly I think are my favorite ones. Then most recently there was the animated movies, well two that is and I also saw them both, they where cute but one critique about those where that they didn’t seem like true Addams Family, maybe they tried to lighten it more up for kids? I don’t know, they weren’t bad just not the Addams’s I’m use to. Also on Netflix there’s a Wednesday series coming, all about my girl Wednesday Addams so I can’t wait to see where they take that, so as this family goes. I say just watch them all, because honestly you can’t go wrong
Melanie Says - The 1991 movies are probably my favorite versions too. I watched the original series (not when it first aired but I have seen them all through the years) and I love them too. I think the 1991 movies did a phenomenal job with the casting and there's something about it that just resonates. I didn't watch the animated versions because they felt "young" from the trailers and Jenn's opinion sealed the deal for me.
Dave Says - I’m more old school. Even though the old series was before my time, I’d always watch reruns of it in syndication along with The Munsters (which could be on our next reboot list). They will forever be in my heart and what I think of when I hear the name. It goes back to everyone’s childhood when you first watched. In 2019 they started making animated movies. 2 of those are currently out.
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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