Skip to comments.The 10 worst movie remakes of all time (Who ordered the Total Rehash?)
Posted on 08/03/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT by EveningStar
With the opening Friday of "Total Recall," thoughts immediately turn to the subject of movie remakes...
Remakes are nothing new in Hollywood, although movie studios prefer to call them "reboots" or "re-imaginations." For some reason, the word "remake" has a negative connotation among moviegoers. Perhaps it's because it seems like a lazy and unimaginative way to make movies...
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A Hard Day’s Night II
So while watching a remake of Total Recall does one have strange feelings of dja vu?
How could they leave out the remake of Rollerball?
It allegedly got the lowest scores of any movie ever shown to test audiences, ever! And deservedly so.
“King Kong (1976) Although Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake of the 1933 groundbreaking film was an admirable attempt, this 1976 version belonged in a zoo”
No. Jackson’s remake was crap and should have been on this list.
“The Terror of Tiny Town.”
An all-midget musical western.
I couldn’t help but notice that they missed all of the Billy Jack remakes...
When are they going to re-make “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”?
“Terror of Tiny Town” was not a remake.....thank God.
How did they miss the Streisand stomping of “A Star is Born”?
He basically ruined his own classics Salems Lot and The Shining.
IT’s worse than just making a bad “reboot,” the script writers no longer understand the English language.
In Total Recall, the end climax scene has the TV commentator telling her audience “No word yet, but we are being told that...”
How’s that again? No word yet, but you are being told something?!
Remember how older generations would complain about stupid kids spending their parents’ estate? How people would complain about dumb kids with money that they didn’t deserve?
That’s Hollywood today.
Oh man, too true, too true! Now I'm not going to be able to get the sound of that whiny girl's voice out of my head!
or Miracle on 34th. Street which was remade twice, both times without distinction.
no Caddyshack II ?
Here’s a really great movie for anyone looking to go see one this weekend, “Moonrise Kingdom”. Saw it yesterday and it was outstanding.
The remakes are so bad.
I am glad I found an original movie that was so good I stayed through all the credits.
Other notable remakes, that worked somewhat better
The Lord of the Rings (1978-1980; 2001-2003)
Ben Hur (1907, 1925, 1956)
The Ten Commandments (1923, 1956)
Titanic (1953, 1997)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, 2005)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979, 2005)
Moulin Rouge (1928, 1934, 1952, 2001)
Cape Fear (1991, 1962)
King Kong (1933, the terrible 1976, 2005)
the Parent Trap (1961, 1998)
I’m still waiting for the “reboot” of Rocky Horror...
“The Taking of Pelham 123” with Travolta positively hurt compared to the original...
Total Recall can only be better than it was the fist time.
I just found out this morning that Total Recall doesn’t go to Mars this time. :(
Off topic but I see that CBS is rebooting the Brady Bunch.
No “Footloose”? I haven’t actually watched the remake, but the few previews with modern music seemed horrible. Also, “Fled”, which was a remake of “The Defiant Ones”, was absolute trash.
Also, since we’re on the subject, what about good remakes, since there are a few of those too? Some remakes I liked were Cape Fear, the Ladykillers, and 12 Monkeys. Anyone else got some good ones?
I LOVED the original Rollerball. I watched the remake and I despised it so much that it became a running joke between me and the folks at the video rental store.
When they saw me come in they would say “Rollerball Sucks!”.
Flight of the Phoenix. A 6th grader could have made a better movie.
Death Race 2000. The first one was absolutely hilarious, though it could have used better production values.
The remake was exactly the same in that it had the same name and there were cars in it.
Are you a Wes Anderson fan or did you just see that on a lark?
“it seems like a lazy and unimaginative way to make movies..”
Because it is.
“Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” with Donald Sutherland.
Runner-up for stupid try: remake of "The Time Machine," substituting racially-diverse wise tree-kissers for the Eloi. Ugh.
Disney should re-make the Wizard of Oz.. starring Jackie Evancho, Anna Graceman and Emily Bear.. Those three girls could write some of the songs and perform them.. Each holding a different role in the film.. It would be a BLOCKBUSTER...
All three are musical Superstars.. and Anna and Emily have proven performance with melodies and lyrics.. And who can sing like Jackie.?... If Disney doesn’t do this someone should be fired.. These three girls are National Treasures.. This would/could be the best re-make of all time..
“Star Trek” - what they did to it is unforgivable.
Psycho, Fright Night, Carrie, The Haunting, Planet of the Apes, Wicker Man, Poseidon, The Stepford Wives, The Wolfman, Arthur, The Fly, Godzilla, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Omen.
“The Terror of Tiny Town.”
No freaking way.
To even mention that “movie” is blasphemy.
The Keanu Reeves remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still was mind-numbingly horrible. I saw it on cable and kept getting up to do other things —like sweep the floor — rather than watch it.
All of the Jaws and Jurassic Park sequels
True Grit, you do not REMAKE John Wayne movies.
The new Brady Bunch apparently doesn’t include any sons. As I understand it, its a mother we 3 daughters of her own and a 4th daughter with the second husband.
“Im still waiting for the reboot of Rocky Horror...”
That has been made, It is called any Saturday night in the tenderloin district.
I had seen a preview months ago and the cast looked interesting (Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, the gal from “Fargo” named Francis). Seemed like it would be good. Checked out RottenTomatoes.com before I saw it and they gave it a 94 percent postive rating. This is a movie I will see again. There are so many details that you can’t even take them all in the first time. Highly recommend to one and all.
13 ghosts. Unrecognizable. I got the original and watched it with my husband, who was stunned it was so different.
It was kind of a sweet movie.
Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart are still champs. Tip to Hollywood: Don't try to remake Roman Holiday.
Would like to add, ‘The Haunting’. The original was so superb no remake should’ve been allowed to be made.
And whatever walked there, walked alone.
Alone, means ‘no remakes’!
I will have to respectfully disagree with you on that one. Having seen both in succession, I thought the remake was better. I will admit that I don’t care for John Wayne, although I believe True Grit was his best movie (for me the only tolerable one he ever made).
My 2 pennies anyhow.
I’m waiting for a remake of Gone with the Wind.......not
I hear the remake sucks so bad that we may luck out and it will never get released.