it has nothing to do with lack of crativity or audiences being stupid, but with western societies being crazed with retro-culture.
Secondly: When a remake is made, it doesn’t take away any points from the originals. Psycho is still good no matter if the 90’s remake sucked or not. I like to see interpretations of old material by contemporary filmmakers.
Today, people are too overly concerned with “originality”. Storywise, 80’s Scarface is pretty much an exact remake of the 30’s one, but the 80’s style and direction made it great and a cult classic.
Just don’t expect the original when you go see a remake, duh.
There are exceptions, like
Scarface, The Departed and Cape Fear. But nearly all remakes today are just big budget exploitation films with too much cgi. I liked Rob Zombie’s Halloween, but it wasn’t as good as the original. He would have been better off doing an original slasher film. And except for the first 15 minutes, the Dawn of the Dead remake sucked.
are stupid. It only partly has anything to do with “western societies being crazed with retro-culture.” These films aren’t aimed at people who liked the originals. The target audiences for these films are too young to even know the originals or dismiss them because the special effects are old fashioned. The same reason why stupid people don’t like black and white.
And can someone tell me how the hell
Suspiria can be remade? The whole success of that film is based on images and mood. The story itself isn’t very interesting.