April 12, 2012

TQOTD - Fairy Tale Remakes?

In the last year alone, we've seen two different film versions of Snow White, two television shows based on fairy tales, and countless number of books that have been based loosely on our classic bedtime stories. Some have been truly amazing works of art that take our classic literature and turn them into suspense-filled, page-turning novels, and others....not so much, lol.

Thursday's Question of the Day: What do you think of fairy tale remakes? Are we losing our imagination?



  1. Honestly it doesn't bother me at all unless they change the story. You can get as creative as you want to get the point across, but don't change it. That's my thought on that. :-D

  2. I don't mind them either. But I also don't care if they are switched around a bit either, as long as they are interesting and entertaining.
    I like to see how a writer can take a classic story and twist it up to make it refreshing and exciting.

  3. I don't mind them but I do think creativity is dying. There are few movies and shows these days that are original scripts. Most are remakes, based on a fairy tales or books, or sequel after sequel. Luckily, there are a whole lot of books out there that are original. :)

  4. I love fairy tale re-makes! It started for me with reading Wicked by Gregory Maguire about 6 years ago. I love the whole twisting of the story of the Wizard of Oz! There was a great mini-series I loved, too, called the Tin Man! And I've seen a few others.

    I don't watch much TV, but I have seen a few episodes of Once Upon a Fairy Tale, and they were ok. Really weird.

    I tend to like the books better. All of Gregory Maguire's books, Alex Finn's books are good, too. And Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

  5. Yeah - its great when the story can take something so familiar like Wizard of Oz and turn it into something unique like Wicked. However, Grimm and Once Upon a time just left me feeling meh.

    Trouble with film and tv is that so much money is involved that using the familiar seems like proven as opposed to a risk. Again, if the storytelling is there (like Wicked) that's great but if not, then it just makes me wonder why they bothered.


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