This is another fun blog fest that I signed up for as soon as I saw it. And thanks to Alex Cavanaugh, and his awesome don't forget about tomorrow's blog fest e-mail I am happy to say I remembered to post this today. Thanks for the reminder Alex! (This busy momma appreciates it.) This blog fest is not only being hosted by Alex, but Stephen, Livia and Al. too! Thanks for hosting guys!
I always like to start with the good news. So, my favorite remake would have to be: The Fly.
|Jeff Goldblum, mid-transformation in The Fly.|
|Original cover with Vincent Price|
And, my other big disappointment with the movie- using the boy formerly known as the chubby kid from Drake and Josh (Josh Peck) to play Matt? That was a total casting nightmare. If you ask me Peck did a pitiful job that was painful to watch. He whined every line just like he did through all the seasons of Drake and Josh. I wasn't even all that impressed with his whining. Geez, I have three girls, we could have taught him a thing or two about champion whining. So there it is: Red Dawn as my choice of worst remake. Don't hate. It's just my humble opinion. Even my brother disagrees with me. (He loved the first one and we watched both the first and the second together. He really loved the remake.). But I stand by my opinion.
Now as a bonus: Best/Worst Remake of a Song. My BEST Remake Choice:
Best Remake Ever: Hurt by Johnny Cash. JC just absolutely SLAYED this Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) song. Hands down my favorite cover of all time. And supposedly once Trent Reznor heard Johnny Cash cover it, he reportedly said, "It's not my song any more. It's his."
And Worst Song Remake: I am not going to even link to it because it's so bad nobody should have to suffer through hearing it. My vote is for Madonna covering American Pie. Worst remake ever. Trust me and save your ears from bleeding-every note she sings of this song, is like nails on a chalk board.
Now I'm off to see what great Best and Worst Choices you all picked! Have a great weekend everyone.