The question was if there had ever been one successful (critical or box office) remake of a movie, not if the remakes were better.
I last saw the silent Jekyll and Hyde (John Barrymore) when I was 12 and I was pretty bored, at the time I thought it paled in comparison to Nosferatu or Phantom of the Opera as well as the Fredrick March version.
- steve 4-07-2003 8:17 pm

I took "critically successful" to mean artistically successful (to critics now as well as then), meaning as good or better than the original. Dave, what were you asking?
- tom moody 4-28-2003 9:06 am [add a comment]

I take it to mean that it's generally accepted by critics as being a pretty good movie. Maybe French Connection I & II could be added to the list.
- steve 4-29-2003 7:12 am [add a comment]

critically successful certainly now if not then. and yes, as good or better than the original.

is french connection 1 and 2 a remake of something or just a sequel?
- dave 4-29-2003 8:02 am [add a comment]

French Connection II is a sequal to French Connection I
- steve 5-01-2003 6:25 pm [add a comment]

  • Oh yeah, the thread is about remakes not sequals?
    - steve 5-01-2003 6:27 pm [add a comment]

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