Hoity toity film critics be damned, the box office receipts do not lie. We love our remakes. Planet of the Apes, Ocean's Eleven, Godzilla all attained blockbuster status. Even Gus Van Sant's deplorable Psycho remake turned a tidy profit. We seem to have this inherent goal to remake everything as our own, with more sex, violence and special effects in pursuit of the ultimate goal of less talk. Is nothing sacred? It would appear not.
And so it goes with the King James snoozer, The Bible. “Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female,” commanded the Lord unto Noah. “To keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.”
Then, in the democratic age of the tshirt, it becomes boastfully succinct by this guy:
Keep in mind the plus side… fewer words eliminates the need to print on India paper. Now that's worthy of a hearty AMEN!