FYI

Saturday, April 05, 2008
The Queen Latifah/Jimmy Fallon version of Taxi is nowhere near as good as the original. QL was fine but Jimmy Fallon has got to be the world's worst actor. And not funny at all. The jokes were not even close to being funny, there was far less action in regards to car chases, and I can't believe they recreated the end sequence exactly as the French version. Don't waste your time. Get your hands on the original instead and leave this in the $1.99 bin where it belongs.

I've said it before, I'll say it again. I hate remakes. It strikes me as terribly unoriginal and unimaginative. And dollars to donuts, 99% of the time, they're never anywhere near as entertaining as the originals. I don't understand the fascination that North American filmmakers have with making over foreign films. Are we all too stupid to "get" the originals unless they're redone in a context we're more familiar with, including being dialogue in English? Give us some credit and make the originals more accessible to wider audiences. Frankly some of the best films I've seen come from Europe, Asia, Mexico, Africa, South America, Australia...essentially just about everywhere but North America.
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