jesusabdullah wrote:Yeah, they did make a LOTR series of movies Back In The Day (the 70's I guess), and they weren't that good.
Just for the record, it's only one film. It stopped halfway through the story (at the battle of Helm's Deep), and there was supposed to be second film telling the rest of the story. But it never materialized. The one they finished sucked anyway, so no big loss.
NakedElf wrote:Well, sometimes the technology or budget can be improved upon. I mean, imagine if they'd made a LOTR movie back in the 60s... It just seems like it wouldn't be as cool as what we can do these days.
Hmm, I don't think better technology and more money is a good justification for a remake in itself. Unless you have something significantly new to add in the storytelling/interpretation department, I think most remakes are exercises in artistic pointlessness. Seems they get made mostly because they can be marketed as new films to an audience who were too young to remember the originals (it's not like studios usually brag about remakes being remakes).