Hi David, I just look at some of the remakes that flopped, "The Wicker Man", "Jason & the Argonauts", "King Kong '76", "Robocop",
and the list goes on. I can't agree on poor 'ol Chuck, I suppose he got to be bigger than the films he was in, but he was in all my
favourites, Ben Hur, Planet of the Apes, El Cid, I remember someone saying, "You could drop an atomic bomb on Charlton Heston,
and he'd emerge suffering nothing more than prickly heat". I am quite fond of him, indeed no one was more guilty of "playing himself", than John Wayne, and I like him too. I really don't care much for films made of late, they are popcorn films,
no value, throwaway, CGI, bad acting, terrible corny dialogue, badly delivered lines, usually garbled, which is why this "epic" remake
will be in the DVD bargain bucket in a few months. The chariot race in Wyler's was worth the price of admission alone, there are no
stuntmen like Yakima Canutt's son to carry off those hair raising stunts now, without CGI, coupled to the fact that no animals or actors
were injured, the original silent version was responsible for carnage in the chariot race sequence on a grand scale.