How do you think the new "Ben Hur" movie will compare to the old one with Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd?


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Maurice Korvo Profile
Maurice Korvo answered

The old one was made in 1959 (I think) and most young people have never seen it. So the new one will probably make lots of money as the younger generation will have heard of the movie name and want to see it. How good it will be compared to the original, I cannot say. (Personally I never like remakes as I start looking for parts that are not as good as the original)

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

I can't visualize it.  I rather wish they would remaster and re-release the original instead.  I think it would still hold its greatness.

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Lard Ass
Lard Ass commented
That's a great idea!
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
Yes it is !
Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Yes I agree...I was fourteen and seeing it with my family is one of those times you always recall, the movie theater and everything about the evening, the drive-in that was popular in those days 1959.
Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

My aunt took me with her to see that when I was 14.

WOW, what a movie.

How will it compare?

I don't know---the Alamo was remade, but there was only one John Wayne.  There have been some shows in the genre of Homicide Hunter, but there is only one Joe Kenda.

How could another wife compare with mine--for me, there could be no comparison.

The most I could do is accept that woman for what she is---same with  the new Ben Hur.

Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered

It won't.

I don't even think of them as the same story ... Given that the original was truly epic.  They couldn't make it today.

I mean ... a NINE MINUTE chariot race. 
The longest-ever film score.
11 Academy Awards and 3 Golden Globes.

otis campbell Profile
otis campbell answered

How can you re do some great movies with special effects. I wont see it. Charleston heston rules

KB Baldwin Profile
KB Baldwin answered

When it came out, my Latin teacher organized a car pool and most of her Latin students went to see it in the big city of Sacramento.  I went also, altho it was a stretch caklling me a "student" 

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Even though the original has remained a cinema classic it may well be possible to make some improvements. Certainly Morgan Freeman thinks so, and he's a man to respect even thought he may have an axe to grind with this one.

At least they avoided the inanity of casting Tom Cruise in the leading role.

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