Hollywood Re-do’s classics

Staff Writer – Arden Palmquist

We all love the classics, but lately Hollywood is overdoing them. So many classic movies are being re-filmed, and sometimes the scriptwriters change the script up and add a little more or take a little out of the original.

Recently, Carrie and Romeo and Juliet have been released as a re-do classic.

Carrie was first filmed in 1976, and then it recently came out again in 2013. The 1976 film starred, Sissy Spacek and William Katt. Carrie was just re-released, which starred Chole Grace Mortez and Ansel Elgort. Hollywood stayed original and kept the script and plot the same as the 1976 version.

Romeo and Juliet has a total of three movies. One was filmed in 1968 starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussing. Then in 1996, Hollywood recreated Romeo and Juliet starring, Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. The 1996 version was transformed into a modern day suburb setting but kept the original dialogue. In 2013, Hollywood recreated Romeo and Juliet this time starring, Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld. The 2013 version stuck to the way Shakespeare originally written it, but adding a few more lines to create more comedy.

In 2011, Hollywood re-made Footloose. The original film was made in 1989 which starred Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer. Ren (Kevin Bacon) and his mother moved out of chicago and to the small town of Beaumont to live with his aunt and uncle.  The town of Beaumont forbids dancing, and when Ren finds this out, he does everything he can to protest against this. Along the way he falls in love with the daughter, Ariel (Lori Singer), of the Preacher. Later on, the town changes their mind and approves the idea of dancing again. In 2011, which starred Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough, the plot changed. Ren (Kenny Wormald) moves to a small town in Boston to live with his aunt and uncle after his mom passes away. He finds out that the town forbids loud music and dancing, which causes Ren to protest. Along his protest to bring loud music and dancing back, he falls in love with  Reverend’s daughter, Ariel (Julianne Hough).

Hollywood seems to like re-doing the classics, and adding new things. However, a classic will always be a classic.