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"The Birds (release date 2011)
Few details are available about this re-make of Hitchcock’s strangest movie. Naomi Watts is reputedly playing Melanie Daniels, the mischievous socialite portrayed byTippi Hedren in the 1963 film, and there’s talk of George Clooney for the role of Mitch Brenner, the smoothly irresistible lawyer who draws her to the doomed township of Bodega Bay."

I don't like it already. I have never met a re-make I liked. Just too old and stuck in my ways. When it comes to classic movies I do not like change and never feel the actors do the oiginals justice.

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great!..lots of annoying CGI birds
No...this is sacralege...re-makes are silly and they usually don't do the movie justice. Even if the lovely George and Naomi are in it...this can't work well... sigh...
I'm patiently awaiting the remake of Gone With The Wind, staring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, with a cameo by Beyoncé. Ugh. I hate remakes.
NO NO NO! I won't watch a remake of this classic!
I went to see Gus Van Vomit's PSYCHO remake, thinking I'd give it a chance and discovered one of my biggest complaints isn't JUST his amazing lack of imagination and talent, but his lack of interest in improving anything! I mean, inserting a Sony Walkman into the plot is his only "modernization". He should have been locked up and prevented to waste celluloid in the future.

So, I approach THE BIRDS with even greater trepidation. And I've really liked some of Naomi Watts' films (but not KONG, which uses a 1976 Atari game effect of ice-sledding as one of its 'imaginative' inserts - the height of mongoloidal reasoning for all to see).
part of what makes The Birds work is ..its Hitch having us on.
This movie isn't that fantastic to begin with. Don't get me wrong I love the movie for it being a later Hitchcock and the story is hilarious and the special effects are so bad.

If this movie was originally made by any other director I wouldn't have a problem with a remake but it's Hitchcock you can't touch a Hitchcock film. "The Lodger" had been remade like 500 times and "Psycho" was horribly remade. Just leave the original alone.

This remake is also showing the lack of originality in Hollywood today and it is getting really despressing now.
A remake of The Birds?! No, No, No! (I do like Clooney though)
How many of these remakes have to come out only to become tremendous flops before Hollywood figures out that not EVERY movie needs to be remade? (and certainly not great ones...why can't they remake lousy movies and try to improve them?)

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