Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)

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“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world.

Below you can find my analysis on a few international films, not particularly well-known ones, that have spawned renowned Hollywood successes (whether critical or commercial). Maybe I can get you to watch either or both of them, and then get you to ask if the Hollywood remake added to the existing film it was indeed necessary.

Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)

Mile 22 (2018): Action / Adventure / Crime

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Yo fam! Fancy a piss-poorly written and directed film? Horribly edited; with the longest shot being no more than 4 seconds for an hour and a half? With terrible acting? With totally forgettable characters having backgrounds that have nothing to do with the present and you won’t give two shits when they die? With Mark Wahlberg constantly yelling louder and faster than Basta Rhymes for absolutely no reason? Then look no further, stop whatever you’re doing right now bruv and run to the movies asap to waste your time and money!