Hollywood's worst movie remakes

الاثنين، 27 يناير 2014

"Total Recall"
The original 1990 flick, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, was a cult favorite. But the 2012 remake with Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale was met with horrible reviews. Jessica Biel even earned a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress for her role in the flick. Why can't Hollywood leave well-enough alone? 

Let's take a look at some of the worst Hollywood remakes over the last decade.

"The Wizard of Oz"
James Franco's "Oz The Great and Powerful" was touted as a prequel to the 1939 flick so many know and love. But it was neither great nor powerful. The 2013 3D flick was packed with so many special effects and strange characters that the story was completely lost. 

"Clash of the Titans"
In 2010, Sam Worthington played Perseus in the remake of the 1981 film. Sporting a buzz cut (who knew they had clippers in ancient Greece?), Worthington led the cast of big-name actors like Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. 
But its unecessary conversion to 3-D in post-production and a lackluster story left a bad taste in the mouth of fans of the original film. Even Worthington panned his performance. Ouch.

Still, the film spawned two sequels. The equally-panned "Wrath of the Titans," and a third film due for later release.

'The Karate Kid'
A remake of the 1984 classic "The Karate Kid" hit theaters in June 2012. The unfortunate new version starred Will Smith's son Jaden, and featured Jackie Chan in the Pat Morita role.
For shame.
(Overbrook Entertainment)

Even the rakish Jude Law couldn't save this 2004 remake, which brought the original 60s swinger to NYC in the aughts. Just doesn't work. Check out the much sexier 1966 rendition starring Michael Caine.

The 1981 original version of "Arthur," starring Dudley Moore, warmed our hearts. But the 2011 remake featuring Russell Brand was just plain wrong in so many ways. If you're looking for agood romantic comedy stick to the original. 
(Warner Bros.)

'Planet of the Apes'
We're not talking about the 2011 version starring James Franco, which is actually pretty good.
We're talking about Tim Burton's 2001 remake of "Planet of the Apes." Helena Bonham Carter in a prosthetic ape costume + astronaut Mark Wahlberg = silly.
(20th Century Fox)

'The Longest Yard'
Adam Sandler takes the lead in this 2005 remake, as the original's star, Burt Reynolds, participates in defiling the football flick. Horrible.

Why did director Gus Van Sant need to remake the 1960 Hitchcock classic? This unnecessary horror film is a shot-for-shot copy, starring Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn in a modern setting.
(Imagine Entertainment)

Gene Hackman starred in the 1972 disaster movie "The Poseidon Adventure," along with four other Oscar winners. 2006 disaster "Poseidon" had... Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum and tons of cheesy special effects.
(Warner Bros.)

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