Monday, November 13, 2017
Remakes Blogfest-Movies, Books, Music
I'm a bit late but here we go....I decided to join in on the fun and, of course, I went the movie way.This one was tough for me but I finally found my pick. Head over to the Great Alex J Cavanaugh's blog to check out the rest.
Our computers at work suck! I can't seem to be able to download the film trailers here and I have no time this eve to even try on the computer at home so the movie posters will have to do. This was a big film for the day since it starred the Ratpack led by Frank Sinatra. These men whooped it up in Las Vegas and had many women in tow including Angie Dickinson. They play World War 2 vets who decide to steal from the top 4 casinos (back then). They are the essence of cool who work out a unique way to steal millions. I always knew about this film but never had a chance to see it until this past year. I was a bit disappointed with it because the writing seemed to go more for the "I am cool" vibe than having this film play out the way it should have. You have a lot of these men just play off one another except you notice they never want to piss off Frankie. I do think Sammy Davis Stole the show.
I have to admit I really enjoyed this film much better than the original. They are cool, classy and humble so the script is tight, works well by developing the characters, and the cast do not think they are too cool for their own good. The main man, played by George Clooney is let out of prison and soon brings his old troop together to rob the big Casino of millions. I just found this remake to be better acted, and much more fun. They are not trying too hard like the original.
What do you think?
Posted by Birgit at 11/13/2017
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I have never seen either one. I really didn't know if it was something I would enjoy or not.ReplyDelete
I have never seen either of them all the way through. My cousin went to see the remake of Murder on the Orient Express this weekend and enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
I don't know if George Clooney has ever been in a bad film. He's a class act.ReplyDelete
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I've seen (and own) both versions (and even enjoyed the remake's sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen to varying degrees). I try not to compare the two. The original was clearly one of the many Rat Pack films made so the actors could have fun. Whether or not the audience did was irrelevant! :)ReplyDelete
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The first Oceans 11 I liked okay and the 2nd was more interesting because I had seen the first one. Not my faves but okay considering the stars in them. I like watching them. The story and delivery I was not overly impressed with although I was mildly entertained.ReplyDelete
I've only seen parts of the first one. But I enjoyed the remake. It's sequels I enjoyed somewhat.ReplyDelete
I've never seen the original but I did really enjoy the remake and all of its sequels.ReplyDelete
Thanks for participating in the blogfest!
What makes both movies good is the camaraderie of the cast. They like each other in real life. It shows in the movie.ReplyDelete
I've always liked the remake and its sequels but I've never seen the original. I'll have to check it out sometime.ReplyDelete
I've seen both and prefer the modern remake.ReplyDelete
I saw the original when I was a kid I guess and loved it back then. It's on TCM at lot so I'll record it next time. Last time I recorded it I never got around to watching and it dropped off the queue.ReplyDelete
The second one I mostly only saw on a small distant screen on a plane, but I couldn't hear the sound. What I did see looked pretty good, but I tried not to watch it so I could watch it at home someday later. I still haven't.
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I haven't seen the original, like I've been meaning to, but the remake is all sorts of awesome. Great choice.ReplyDelete
I have not seen the original, but I agree the remake is pretty good.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed this film remake. Have wanted to see this!ReplyDelete
I prefer the Clooney version. The story is the star not the actors. I thought the original was made to show off the Rat Pack.ReplyDelete
Loved the Clooney remake it was pure entertainment....next on my list is the new murder on the orient express.....Just started watching my Christmas films..getting ready...sending a hug to Mom xxxxxReplyDelete
I've seen the remake but not the originalReplyDelete
Loved the Clooney version, and I'll have to go back and watch the original some day. Very much my mind of movie, just have never gotten around to watching it for some reason.ReplyDelete
I never saw the original, but I LOVED the remake. It would be hard to compare since I've only seen the one, but from the sound of things, I chose the right one to watch.ReplyDelete
I only vaguely remember the original. I probably saw it edited on Saturday afternoon TV. But I did like the remake better.ReplyDelete
I may have caught snippets of both movies, but haven't seen the entire movie of the old or the new. I keep meaning to! :-)ReplyDelete
I haven't seen either of these movies. Not my type. However, I was swimming in the ocean when I was eleven. Points for that?ReplyDelete
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i never watched the original, but i thought the remake was classy.ReplyDelete
If it makes you feel better, I'm always reading blogs in rooms full of people and very rarely watch the videos. I like the posters!ReplyDelete
I never saw either version. I keep planning to.
I'm normally not one for heist movies, but I loved Ocean's 11. Not enough to see the multiple sequels, however.ReplyDelete
Never did see the original, but judging by your post, that's not a loss.
Clooney is a topnotch actor. Probably impossible for him to do a film badly...ReplyDelete
I've never actually watched the original. I tried once. Fell asleep.ReplyDelete
But I'm a big fan of the Clooney/Pitt update. Good choice.
Good choice, Birgit! The Rat Pack movies were notoriously bad. Mostly, they made those for their own ego gratification and amusement. I agree that the remake is so much better! George Clooney at his best. The rest of the cast wasn't too shabby either. ☺ReplyDelete
Not seen either - I thought I’d be the only one, but I see a few authors confessing the same sin!ReplyDelete