Is an ‘Overboard’ remake necessary?
Colleen Lindstrom

Is an ‘Overboard’ remake necessary?

A couple weeks ago on the Colleen and Bradley show we had a deep conversation about remakes, and I came to the conclusion that I was okay with remakes of movies or TV shows that had originally been notoriously bad and stood to be improved upon.

I may be revising this thought because this news has me deeply evaluating taste.

See, the announcement came out this morning the the movie ‘Overboard’ which originally starred Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn is being remade starring Anna Faris. And here’s the thing, it’s not a great movie, but I LOVE that movie. In a “I’ve seen it over 50 times, and would stop and watch it again if it was on TV and I had no obligations” way.

But I don’t think that the whole world sees it as the work of art that I see it as. I think the rest of the world kind of regards it as a campy, dorky, dumb movie. Worthy of a remake. And that’s where my theory is flawed, because sometimes we can’t explain why we love a dumb movie, but it speaks to us, and we want to preserve it, but the rest of the world doesn’t really see what we see, and they don’t think much of the flick, and don’t mind that Hollywood wants to try their hand at making it better.

And believe me, they are trying to make it better. This one will feature a ‘Freaky Friday’ style body switch. NO! That’s not how it goes! There is no body switch in ‘Overboard.’ That’s overdone and not creative. This is a travesty.

So, let the record state that I’m heartbroken that the world doesn’t see the perfection in the movie ‘Overboard.’ And I will not be seeing the remake, even though I have a girl crush on Anna Faris. I am a purist, and I will stick with the original.



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