Tuesday, November 30, 2010

True Gall

Who, in his warped and delusional mind thought that Jeff Bridges could reprise John Wayne's role as Rooster Cogburn? Who, for that matter, is Hailee Steinfeld and why does she get to be Mattie in Kim Darby's role?

Perhaps for Peoria Playhouse Community Players, but give me a break. Some people will do anything for a buck.


Rebecca Mecomber said...

I don't like it when they regurgitate the old classics, as well. For one, they NEVER get it right. Two, they always add sleaze and slime to the characters. Three, it's obvious that Hollywood can't think of anything original anymore.

Hey, maybe watching Bridge on the River Kwai will make you feel better? I also recently saw Time Changer and Fireproof, two great movies. Some others are Faith Like Potatoes (exceptional film) and Facing the Giants. The Christian movie industry is starting to get some notice because people are sick of the filth from Hollywood.

vanilla said...

Rebecca, the three points you list are spot on. Number two in particular is a real peeve of mine. Take a classic, insert pornography and inappropriate language: sacrilege. And sales, I guess, and we are all the worse for it.

Thank you for the list of recommendations. It has been a generation, timewise, since I saw Bridge on the River Kwai!

Lin said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly--I hate remakes and what they do to the original to make some sales. But why do they have to regurgitate everything from movies to songs? Because there is very few talented people who actually want to work for their craft. Don't even get me started on all this rap music and its "artists"--Ugh.

That said, there is one movie that I love the original version of because it is so politically incorrect and full of cuss words and drunkenness--The Bad News Bears. We have the movie and it is unbelievable that the revamped version is nowhere near as bad! But give me the kids all getting a bottle of beer at the end to make me laugh--it's just hilarious. They couldn't make that movie today with all the political incorrectness!

vanilla said...

Lin, I am so far removed from the "sports" genre that when you mentioned "Bad News Bears" my first thought was of Geena Davis and Madonna-- oh, wait. That was "A League of Their Own" which I saw a generation ago. The only other sports movie that comes to mind is "Brian's Song" and who didn't weep when they saw that?

But you are right. Creativity has suffered ignominiously in the past few years. Give me "music, music, music" and some good movies.