What do you do when there are no fresh ideas left over? In Hollywood, you just copy! Here are three examples of just that. These are 2010 TV and movie “rehashes” due to lack of creativity – along with reviews from me, the stars, and YOU…
First up, “The Karate Kid.” Pat Morita died, so say hello to “Mr. Miyagi” #2, Jackie Chan. Though, he’s not Miyagi. He’s Mr. Han. I can’t complain about this casting. At least we know he’s legit! And, in the promos, he’s nothing like his goofy “Rush Hour” character. Dare I say he was the best choice for the role?
Ralph Macchio isn’t a kid anymore. So, welcome Jaden Smith (Will Smith‘s son) to the title role. Will and his wife Jada are both executive producers. Nepotism, anyone? Jadon (as well as “Dre,” his character) is just 12 – not 16 like Daniel was. But, he looks younger than that! Do we really need to see a young child fighting?
They changed the character names. Why not change the title? I LOVED the original. I doubt I’ll be seing the remake – at least until it’s out on Netflix!
Here’s the trailer:
Next up, The A-Team. This time, none of MY opinions. Let’s get one that REALLY counts. What does Mr. T. think of this movie remake of the TV show?
He rejected a cameo in the movie…because he’s NOT a fan! That speaks volumes. Mr. T. will appear ANYWHERE! According to T, “People die in the film and there’s plenty of sex. But, when we did it, no one got hurt and it was all played for fun and family entertainment. These seem to be elements nobody is interested in anymore. It was too graphic for me. It’s nothing like the show we turned out every week.”
For the record, original cast members Dirk Benedict (Face) and Dwight Schultz (Murdock) DO have cameos. Sadly, George Peppard is no longer with us. So, Liam Neeson is Hannibal.
Here’s the trailer:
For our third and final presentation, I bring you Hawaii Five-O. This is the retooled version of the 70’s TV show. Slicker? Oh yeah. They even updated the theme song. But, you’ll still recognize it. I’ll give you the original opening credits AND the 2010 version. Leave YOUR reviews below in the comment section!
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