Film Remakes: Reimagining or ruining a classic?

October 7, 2011

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'Star Trek' was updated for the big screen in 2009.

Captain Kirk and Spock have had one, and so have all three of the Musketeers.  And though it may not like to admit it, so has that shape-shifting alien creature The Thing. Yes, they're all film face-lifts. Call it a "remake," a "reboot" or, oddly, a "re-imagining" – many movies from years past have been receiving 21st-century updates. And fans of the originals aren’t always pleased with the new look. Hank Sartin, senior editor at TimeOut Chicago joined Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy to talk about these cinematic clones.