New Dads Army film by PaulT

Thought I would try and provoke a discussion - bit quiet on here.

Firstly, I will admit to very much liking Dads Army.

Now what will a new film be like?

The original seemed to lose something (apart from the script which the original writers distanced themselves from) when the American studio decided that Liz Fraser was a bigger draw than Janet Davies (Pikes mum) - WRONG. Janet had very nuch made the role hers so to see someone else playing it, in my mind, did not work.

In the series when James Beck (Walker) sadly died they decided to bring in a Welsh reporter, played by Talfryn Thomas. For me it did not work although John Laurie (Fraser) apparently asked the writers in a pointed way if Thomas would be in the next series as he was getting too many laughs.

So for me, one instance of changing the actress playing a part and the replacement of a character did not work - so what chance changing the actors playing the parts?

Perhaps cartoon characters of the original cast would work better.

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Posted 10 May 2014, 20:41 #1 

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It would be like having a new Del Boy Rodney and Uncle Albert it just woudnt work, some things should be left alone and Dads Army is one of them, cartoons though sounds good based on the original characters, and the original voices could also be mimicked
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Posted 10 May 2014, 21:05 #2 

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A re-make? well name one that was as good as the original......



Posted 10 May 2014, 21:13 #3