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...