Ghostbusters (2016)

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    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Let me put it to you this way:

    Find me a remake where the younger crowd hated it and only the people who were 5 when the original came out liked the remake more.
     
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    You tell me, you're the expert! ;)
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    You know you're totally fucked about your opinion on something when Dingle Thing and Blu-fantatic 69 agrees with you....
     
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    You mean 2/5 and 1/5?
     
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    Off the top of my head.

    The Thing (1982)
    Cape Fear (1991)
     
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    The Amityville Horror (2005) for sure.

    I would also like to add I see zero point in comparing The Evil Dead remake with the new Ghostbusters film. They are vastly different films on literally every single level (aside from the fact they're obviously remakes)
     
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    Don't most people hate Eli Roth's horror films now? Internet Meme Rejected. (Mostly because you're wrong, not me. But then... you know that was going to happen.)


    Baggio... in the case of The Thing, almost everyone on this board fits into the category of people who were kids when Carpenter's remake was released. That's literally The Crowd for The Film. You'd be implying that people Carpenter's age would vastly prefer the remake over people who are in their 30's and 40's now. Who then would hold Any interest in the original?
     
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    The Thing was not really liked by critics. In 1982, "young kids" were for the most part not going to see that film. They were watching movies like E.T , Tron, and Poltergeist. Older crowds that potentially saw Thing from Another World when they were kids saw The Thing (1982) 30 years later. I could be mistaken but the original in 51' was basically not rated. Played on TV all the time.

    Regardless of the stories here on this board the majority of parents did NOT let their children see any Rated R movies in the 80's. Now a days it's a different story. Kids young in grammar school have full access to look at porn. They play video games that are way past their age requirement. Parents don't care like they used too years ago imho. Me for example had a strict "TV rating" watching list growing up. It wasn't until my late teens that I started to see the heavier stuff. Sure I snuck a film here and there(mostly to watch T&A comedies, stuff like Porky's etc...) but nothing like what kids do now. I saw Night of the Living Dead(original) by accident over a older cousins house. I was 9. It was like a shock to my system. My friends kids watch Game of Thrones, one is 15 and the other is 12. That's psycho if you ask me.
     
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    Not a chance poopy pants!
     
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    You're the one wearing a diaper, Mok. Be careful.

    When have literal Children ever made the reputation of an era in horror? Well... maybe Saw. And The Conjuring. But, before that? TEENS paid to see Scream / I Know What You Did Last Summer / etc. Teens / 20-something's made the Texas Chainsaw's and the Phantasm's the grindhouse and drive-in legends they became. Ditto for the likes of My Bloody Valentine, The Burning, The Prowler, etc in the early 80's.

    Etc.

    Let's not confuse what films kids went to with the films parents took their kids to.
     
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    I'm a massive Eli Roth fan. Can't say I've loved every film he's been attached to as a producer......but the guy is awesome and always will be in my book!
     
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    I still like Hostel and think it's underrated, but even then the best compliment I can pay him as a filmmaker is that his Cabin Fever rendered Cabin in the Woods completely unnecessary.

    At one point, the guy was misunderstood. Now he's completely understood.
     
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    With all due respect. I have no idea what you are saying that has any continuity to what I'm talking about. Stick with the topic. Thanks.

    But to answer that one thing, parents weren't taking their CHILDREN to see a violent Rated R horror film years ago. Did it happen, I'm sure, but this wasn't the norm. Hey Honey grab the kids and lets go see a Maniac / Death Wish 2 double feature!!!! Now a days it's more the norm to see it. People don't care anymore imho.

    I gave you an example of a remake, The Thing (1982) having a bigger adult audience that loved the film than a younger audience at THE TIME of it's release. An adult audience that was very young that saw the original The Thing From Another World (1951). No 5 year old is going around saying The Thing (1982) was the most awesome movie I saw imho. If anything they would scared to death of the film.

    Look, I'm not going pretend it's easy to come up with film remake that young people hate(who never saw the original) and adults like, the SAME adults that saw the original. But this is my case using All the requirements you stated in your original post. And I think I did a pretty decent job.
     
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    I should have been more specific, I suppose. But, you know that in the 30's, 40's, 50's - horror was viewed as more of a kids' genre. Not the same in the 80's. So, ages have to be updated accordingly.

    For the 70's (or 60's) to now, only. When the R-rating became popular.
     
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    That's why I used The Thing (1981) It made sense to me for some of those reasons. The 81 film blew adults away.

    Now it's harder. So that's why I said Cape Fear was the best I could come up with. No kid was watching or enjoyed Cape Fear (1991) Its a very "adult" themed film. The remake was loved by most adults.
     
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    I see what I did wrong. I wasn't using 5 as a literal age for kids going to the theater to 'make' the film's reputation. I was using it as a median age for people who would seek out the film on their own time-table, because of the influence the film had at the time it was released.

    If I said "5 at the time The Thing was released," I have to take into account that I'm 34 and some people here are in their 50's (not many, I gather), I have to put them both in the same category somehow. Therefore: 5 wouldn't be an age a person could self-sufficiently procure a copy of most horror films. Nor is it an age where people are thinking critically about any film. They're just judging it for entertainment value.
     
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    if ya like... :rolleyes:
     

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