June 6, 2006

Wow! The studio heads at Twentieth Century Fox really out-did themselves this time. They’ve come up with 6.6.06 as the perfect date to release a movie about Satan. Brilliant! Clever! So original that it warrants a remake of The Omen (1976).

Sadly, the release of this film is more evidence that Hollywood is running out of ideas for original content. If you still don’t believe me then look at a few remakes scheduled for release this year.

Revenge of the Nerds
Adventures in Babysitting
The 39 Steps
Black Christmas
The Lavender Hill Mob
All Of Me
The Hills Have Eyes
All the King’s Men
The Secret Life of Walter Mitt
Vanishing Point
The Fly
The Evil Dead
The Hitcher
War of the Roses
The Omen

Robert Towne should be embarrassed for going ahead with his remake of The 39 Steps. Why remake a film that will fail to live up to the original? When has a remake of any decent film been better than the original?

Upcoming sequels:
Basic Instinct 2
Mission: Impossible III
Final Destination 3
Clerks II
Superman Returns
Behind the Mask: Young Hannibal

Posted in Movies at 11:17 AM