Ice Cube as 'Kotter' in remake?

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  1. Linda Thompson

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    Sorry if this has already been discussed, but a search didn't turn up any hits...

    I just read this on Yahoo News, and it was the first I'd heard about it:

    http://tinyurl.com/fgvdd

    I, personally, don't understand the appeal of all these remakes. But, I guess I must be in the minority on that...if they weren't making money, I guess they wouldn't keep getting made. I just don't get it...
     
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    What's next? Chico and the Man: The Movie? Some things are just better left in the '70s.
     
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    Groan... unfortunate fact is that they make enough money to be profitable.
     
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    Yes, you're in the minority, and for the record, I'm right there with you. These remakes are invariably inferior to originals that aren't all that great to begin with (the glaring exception being Battlestar Galactica).

    I suppose on the plus side, Ice Cube will be producing, and he generally does a decent job with small, simple comedies.
     
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    As a rule I've been accepting of remakes due to the few exceptional entries (John Carpenter's The Thing, as well as more recent horror films like Dawn of the Dead and TCM), but this is even becoming too much for me. Between remaking 70s movies and Asian horror, I'm dying for something new.
     
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    This is so true. It's like every film that comes out has an earlier version that you can compare it to, either sequal or remake.

    As far as Kotter and Ice Cube, it could be worse, but than again, it could be ablut as good as "The Honeymooners" remake a year or so ago. If they want to make Blaxploitation films, why not make them hard ass like in the 70's, instead of this pandering remake shit?
     

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