Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Stealing ideas? The Wizard of Oz was taken from a book. The 'original' was stolen. And it's not like they're removing guns and replacing them with radios, ala Spielberg here. This is a genuinely 'new' story.
This isn't touching a classic. Hell, it's not even expounding on it.
This is a freakin' cool idea and has been put in the hands of some very qualified people (both the director and the actors).
To not make this movie just because the first one was great is nuts. This appears to be a very good movie in its own right.
I'll probably go see it.
I just want to stick up for Spielberg. He's gone on the record saying he regrets doing that, and the Blu-Ray that was recently released is the original theatrical cut, not digital enhancements, no CGI added.
For myself, I tried [changing a film] once and lived to regret it. Not because of fan outrage, but because I was disappointed in myself. I got overly sensitive to [some of the reaction] to E.T., and I thought if technology evolved, [I might go in and change some things]…it was OK for a while, but I realized what I had done was I had robbed people who loved E.T. of their memories of E.T. [...] If I put just one cut of E.T. on Blu-ray and it was the 1982, would anyone object to that? [The crowd yells "NO!" in unison.] OK, so be it.
We're not talking about the diabolical evil of Lucas making Greedo shoot first. We're talking about a guy who got caught up in the moment and made a mistake.