It’s reboot time again. It wasn’t very long ago when it was announced that Cliffhanger was going to get a remake, and now another much beloved ’90s action classic is going to get the same treatment. Probably the only one of John Woo’s American films to get close to the style and insanity of his Hong Kong flicks, Face Off starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, both actors looking like they were having the time of their lives, as an FBI agent and a sadistic terrorist who literally swap faces. Paramount’s reboot will feature a new cast and no doubt a new director. Without Woo, Travolta and Cage, I can’t see a remake ever matching up. I’m just waiting for the announcement that it’s going to star two female leads and be rated ‘PG-13’.

What I don’t get is that, if you take a look at box office numbers, more of these remakes fail than succeed at the box office – yet they still keep churning them out.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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