Should old car movies and TV series be remade?

Should old car movies and TV series be remade?

Whether it’s Dukes of Hazzard, Herbie, or the recently announced Knight Rider remake, every rehash of an old car-related classic turns out to be a pile of cheese. Dukes of Hazzard was a fantastic TV show when I was 10; now it’s a very bad movie. Herbie Goes Bananas was one of my all-time favourite movies; I didn’t bother seeing the remade Herbie because I could smell the stench of cheddar from two miles away. And now it’s Knight Rider – K.I.T.T will be played by a Shelby GT500KR, and we don’t yet know who will replace the Hoff. But it’s bound to be steeped in stilton and garnished with gouda. Can’t people just have an original idea that’s cool? I mean, recently, what decent car-based movies have we had? The Fast and the Furious? I’ll be really furious if they remake Smokey and the Bandit or Convoy!

Whether it’s Dukes of Hazzard, Herbie, or the recently announced Knight Rider remake, every rehash of an old car-related classic turns out to be a pile of cheese. Dukes of Hazzard was a fantastic TV show when I was 10; now it’s a very bad movie. Herbie Goes Bananas was one of my all-time favourite movies; I didn’t bother seeing the remade Herbie because I could smell the stench of cheddar from two miles away. And now it’s Knight Rider – K.I.T.T will be played by a Shelby GT500KR, and we don’t yet know who will replace the Hoff. But it’s bound to be steeped in stilton and garnished with gouda. Can’t people just have an original idea that’s cool? I mean, recently, what decent car-based movies have we had? The Fast and the Furious? I’ll be really furious if they remake Smokey and the Bandit or Convoy!

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