15 21st century movies that shouldn't be remade
What new classics have we declared off-limits?
Crouching TIger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Why someone would want to remake it: A tragic romance wrapped in a martial arts epic featuring one kick-ass set piece after another? Yeah, that's a tough sell.
Why they shouldn't: Besides the fact there are only a handful of directors living on the planet who have the vision and skill to pull off "Dragon" like Ang Lee did today, there's no way a major financial backer would remake the film in any language but English. And at that point, you're half-way to making a parody. Plus, duplicating the groundbreaking stunts would be hard to pull off without a slew of CG special effects. Need we say more?
- Gregory Ellwood