Remake: The Sequel

Paul Comauex, Features Reporter

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Remakes, reboots, or retellings.

Many movie companies do remakes.

The Disney Company is guilty of remaking everything. Disney plans to make live-action version of all the animation house’s classic films from “Beauty and the Beast” to “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin.” The reason for so many remakes is that companies – from Disney to Marvel Studios – do it for money.

Usually, remakes aren’t well-crafted because they’re just there to make money so the company can afford to make their next great project.

Remakes are usually horrific, like the “Friday the 13th” remake by New Line Cinema in 2000. That movie has an audience rating of 46% with Rotten Tomatoes, meaning few people liked that movie, me included.

The 2010 version of “The Nightmare on Elm Street” earned an audience score of 15% with the spoiled fruit Web site.

I’m only bringing up these two remakes because they are prime examples of this concept called “movie fatigue.”

“Movie fatigue” is when people have seen the same type of movie so much that it’s tiring.

A lot of people didn’t like the latest “Spiderman” movie because we’ve seen six – count ‘em – six Peter Parker in his red and blue pajamas movies in the past 15 years. Excitement about this character on screen by even the casual viewers has died like Uncle Ben. The majority of people who can stand to watch it now are fans who’ve seen the other “Spiderman” movies. Yet, even those strands of super fans eventually will wear thin.

My point is, whatever you want to call these things – remakes, reboots – nobody has done it better than “IT.”

“IT” isn’t just a remake it is a slight retelling to be more accurate to the book and in my eyes it does so for the better. The movie is of course more brutal and more intense that comes with better special effects. “IT” in the movie isn’t overused and he has his moments in the movie that are unsettling.

Like the moment when he was using Georgie and telling Bill, “He’ll float too.” Without bringing up major spoilers, but “IT” is a movie that you can sink your teeth into.

More than a remake, “IT” is an homage to the original.

Hollywood. If you have more reboots, I recommend to do it like “IT.”

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