Friday, April 1, 2011

BIQ Guide To Remakes: April Fool's Day

Original: 1986
Remake: 2008
Best Version: Original

This one is really no contest. The original is a bona fide classic. The remake is direct-to-video excrement directed by a couple of bozos who like refer to themselves as The Butcher Brothers. No, they are not brothers, but yes, metaphorically speaking, I guess they are butchers. Even setting aside my love for the original, and my disdain for the idiocy of a couple of hacks referring to themselves as “The Butcher Brothers”, it’s easy to see that the April Fool’s Day story, or more specifically it’s “twist” ending, really doesn’t lend itself to remaking and just should not have been attempted in the first place.

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