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wolfy42
05/14/22 7:11:14 AM
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What is up with Stephen King remaking old shows/mini series as a much worse version?

The original Firestarter with Drew Barrymore as Charlie was very good. Not QUITE as good as the book (which was really great, especially for it's time as there were not many books about psychic powers yet back then), but it did translate the story fairly well.

Spoilers for the VERY crappy remake (just another warning)

This version totally devates from the book with an amazingly unsatisfying ending that seems like they just cut it short because they decided to stop filming it. More importantly NONE of the characters were even slightly as good as the original (much like The Stand sadly which had iconic characters/actors in the original mini-series and blah in the new version).

Drew Barrymore was a MASSIVLY superior Charlie by far. Rainbird was far better (and the ultimate culmination of the story was the same as the book), even the Dad was better in the original.

This was a literal waste to watch that barely touched on Charlies powers at all (unlike either the book or the first movie), only slightly mentioning that maybe she could have the power of creation a nuke (not cracking the earth etc, just a nuke) and barely having her parents use their powers.

I don't get why anyone looks at the originial movie and says lets remake this and ends up with a movie like what I just saw. I have seen the original many times over the years and would have enjoyed rewatching it far more.

Ugh, so dissapointed although I'm getting used to that with steven king movies/remakes lately.

Sigh, wasn't even one redeeming factor.

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kind9
05/14/22 7:20:33 AM
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wolfy42 posted...
What is up with Stephen King remaking old shows/mini series as a much worse version?
Stephen King didn't make that. Stephen King directed one movie in his entire career.

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wolfy42
05/14/22 7:25:30 AM
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kind9 posted...
Stephen King didn't make that. Stephen King directed one movie in his entire career.


I wasn't talking about directing, he has to greenlight them right I'm pretty sure they run the script etc by him, he even said he liked the new *ugh* Stand better than the original mini-series. I think the dude has gone off his rocker or something and can't tell when something is crap.

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kind9
05/14/22 7:34:15 AM
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Oh, gotcha. Guess I was thrown off by the word "remake" as if he's the one making them. Honestly 1408 is probably my favorite Stephen King adaptation, so I should probably just bow out of this topic right now. The Mist was cool too.

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Revelation34
05/14/22 10:47:14 AM
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I heard The Mist adaptation sucked.

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VampireCoyote
05/14/22 10:48:53 AM
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Geralds Game is good.

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kind9
05/14/22 11:02:04 AM
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Revelation34 posted...
I heard The Mist adaptation sucked.
You heard wrong.

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Revelation34
05/14/22 11:04:57 AM
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kind9 posted...

You heard wrong.


It was my favorite from that anthology. So I probably would hate the adaptation.

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Adam_Savage
05/14/22 12:48:48 PM
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the new movie is far, far and away the superior version

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wolfy42
05/14/22 10:54:07 PM
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Adam_Savage posted...
the new movie is far, far and away the superior version

Lol, not in a million years and I have been looking online and i'm not the only one saying that.

Im waiting to hear why the story just got shut down/cut in half and changed so it's half as long. She litereally walks into the compound and just kills her dad/main bad girl, and walks out. It was like they filmed the first 1/3rd of the movie, ran out of money/time and just ended it.

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