Quelle Surprise! The Prisoner Remake "Is Shit"

Well, according to Bleeding Cool's Adi Tantimedh it is. I'm not going to fucking watch it am I? Sayeth said scribe:

Let’s get this out of the way: THE PRISONER remake is shit. Pointless, generic shit.

Yes, it’s pretty-looking and expensive and shot in Sunny South Africa with decent actors, but it is shit. It’s shit because it either completely fails to understand what the original Sixties version was really about or it just violently disagreed enough with it to use the superficial elements to repute what the Sixties version wanted to say.

Which kind of defeats the whole point of the story in the first place. Why remake a popular story if you’re going to toss everything that people liked about the original under the bus? The catchphrase and key theme of the original show was Number Six’ weekly decree, “I am not a number, I am a free man!” In an interview in last week’s New York Times, the writer of the remake said he felt the need to modify that sentiment into something more, moderate, less individualist, more… community-minded.

So the credo of the remake is, “I am not a number, but I want to be a member of a nice community that gets along with each other!”

Oh, dear dear dear.

Read the rest over here.