Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Drop Dead Fred remake? Really?

Why? Why? Why would Universal studios feel it was necessary to spend perfectly good money in order to remake a really crappy movie from the 90s? I mean, my God, if they really wanted to make a sequel to Drop Dead Fred, that would be one thing, but to just try it again because it didn’t work the first time? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I dragged my parents to see that POS movie in the theater back in ’91, but I recall them hating it, and frankly I don’t remember liking it THAT much. Sure, I watched it on HBO or Showtime a few hundred times, and since it came out around the same time as “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead,” my dad decided to name the film “Drop Dead Fred the Babysitter’s Dead.” Both films are still known by that one title in our house. We’re a strange family.

I don’t really understand the theory behind the film remake, sure I go and see them occasionally, but only if it’s a remake of something that has a concept worth revamping—Ocean’s Eleven seemed to work, and I personally enjoyed the Coen Brothers’ version of the Ladykillers, but apparently I’m the only one.

Anyway, I know that there are plenty of screenwriters working on screenplays out in LA, because they are always at the Starbucks and the Coffee Bean typin’ away… I really think we should give a few of them a shot instead of wasting the movie going world’s time with crap like this.

1 comment:

hawaiian mama said...

I love Drop dead Fred and never came across someone who didn't, well until you. I think they should have made a sequel instead of a remake. I wanna see what's next not what's already been done. I love the idea of Russel brand playing Fred, to me its a perfect match. I love this movie and its your opinion that it sucks. Think bout it this way kids loved that movie back in 91 now they grew up and might have kids of their own. So the success of this movie has a better chance with more open minded adults.