Can’t wait to see Chris Meloni as a General in this movie!
this is a first since he left the svu offices
I’m iffy on wich version of Dragon Tattoo I like more. The remake and the Swedish films are both very similiar, but also very different. I say it’s a tie.
Snow White and the Huntsman looks interesting. As does the new spider-man. I’m iffy on the Godzilla reboot. It can’t be anyworse than Godzilla Final Wars, but I still have a bad taste in my mouth about the last Hollywood Godzilla film. I’m waiting to hear more about it first. Not looking forward to Superman. Snyder is wrong for the film, and it looks to be a remake of Superman 1 and 2. Another origin? Been there, done that. Donner and Smallville told it perfectly. Zod? Boring.
This was put together really well..that’s about all i’ll say because i don’t usually mind re-anythings to be honest.
me neither, i love all films even the crappy ones
A great read and review of what we’re
about to see that we’ve seen before
and in just what form it will take.
I’ll add another special category for
The Love Ranger — “Renunciation”.
Am I the only one who noticed that the first pic you see of superman his “S” is backwards? I was thinking of Bizzaro at first, (sigh…) maybe the sequel…
Mirror Mirror is just trying to capture the same magic Alice in Wonderland found a couple of years ago and it looks god awful. SWATH actually looks good and is at least trying to provide something new.
I did not know that Johnny 5 was still alive. Great article…a lot of unnecessary re-whatevers in there, but oh well, Hollywood gave up.
Where is Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp. It’s supposed to be opening this May.
Mackie – We’ll add that. Thanks for the catch.
i´ve watched evil dead 2 weeks ago,it´s a timeless horror movie. the witches have made me scared even more. it´s acool hardcore horror trip.
Question for you: Dark Shadows was a TV show, NOT a movie, in my mind, if you add that show you should add the munsters and mission impossible… but now im just nit-picking
Wow, saw the preview of Mirror, Mirror during before watching “We Bought a Zoo”. Lets just say, i couldnt get into Julia Roberts character in the movie “Larry Crown”. The acting/her acting in this movie looks worse. Soooo NOT going to see “Mirror Mirror”. Excited to see the new reboot on spiderman though, even though it wasnt too long ago the Sam Raimi ones came out. Looks like a fresh interpretation of the character.
I think 21 jumpstreet might be good plus a cameo by johnny depp can’t beat that,also a dredd remake is a must after that disaster movie in 1994.A robocop film is probably cool to reintroduce to the new generation & besides if it sucks i can always throw in the original.Looking forward of course to my precious man of steel & he-man,as far as the rest go don’t really care it is what it is.
21 j.street will be like the starsky and hutch-remake,i don,t remember that 21 was a comedy-serie.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum? This is going to be terrible.
Oh yea,LEAVE SCARFACE ALONE.
oh please what up with remakes
i hope this faileds!!!!!!!!!!!
I don’t think Voltron should be considered since it was a cartoon series and not a film. Transformers would have to fall in that category as well .
Awesome read! I think weekend at bernies is a classic, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a remake!
Have to wait till 2014 to see Godzilla??? that sucks.
I thought they were getting ready to start production on that
sometime in 2012.
Woooooooohooo!!!!!!! Put me on board the REBOOT wagon. I’m ready to reboot LOTR, Avatar, GIJoe, and Transformers. Oh yeah, and lets reboot Harry Potter, isnt it about time. You on board with that Rickster? Just kidding. Just havin a little fun with this one.
LOL no reboots yet please!
I want READAPTATIONS of Harry Potter, not reboots but I dont see that happening in less than ten years.
How can you reinterpret Harry Potter?
It is possible.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the HP movies and defend them to detractors all the time (as an adult with very jaded friends, I have to get in the ring more often than I’d like). BUT there’s a lot of room to add story and themes that were cut or changed and improve in general on CGI, scene (especially outdoors ones), digital grading, and (hate to say it) acting (especially for the kids, from Harry down to Seamus).
Imo, I would like to see the 3rd thru 7th movies all redone by Chris Columbus. I liked how he actually payed attention to all the little descriptive details in the books and for me, this attention to detail, mixed with John Williams’ score helped bring the first two books alive for me, especially the first. I also liked how Columbus only took out minute story plots like the character of Peeves (though I was a tiny bit disappointed by that in the beginning lol) and the exclusion of a scene in the book where I’m pretty sure that to get to the stone, there was a potions challenge made up by Snape that where Harry needed Hermione’s help to solve. I didn’t mind that scene exclusion too much.
Personally, I hated how directors that succeeded Columbus took a lot of liberty with not only the story but the look of the films also. Why is it that every freaking movie starting with the 3rd had to look darker and darker throughout? There were points of darkness and dark themes in the books but they weren’t all like that throughout the stories.
I will never completely forgive David Yates for completely disregarding the battle sequence and later the funeral for Dumbledore in the 6th one. All of the potential emotion from seeing Dumbledore die went away when they never showed the funeral which was probably the saddest event throughout the series. The ending of that movie did not have the same impact on me as the book did which really annoyed me.
Is this a joke? The Columbus movies should be forbidden to anyone above 10 years old. They damage the brain.
Two words, “Darker & Grittier”
I think it is a shame that Dirty Dancing is being re-made.The magic of the one and only DD will never be re-captured. All generations have always enjoyed this classic movie.
If anything is to be remade on that list, it has to be Godzilla and Dredd, The 1st ones were awful. Hollywood should remake awful movies or loose adaptations. While I’m in this subject, I vote for Howard the Duck, and Transformers (NO MICHAEL BAY AND MAKE IT IN CYBERTRON).
They tried remaking an “awful” movie with Conan the Barbarian, and guess what it tanked! Why would a studio remake a movie that nobody liked the first time?
Woah! Arnold’s Conan was good for an 80′s movie. I suggest they remake those things to redeem their stupidity and besides, most of these films are adaptations from comics or tv shows, if a film came along based on them and ended up as an awful movie, then it is only right to remake them and make them better. Not all blockbusters are good movies, that’s why I stated Transformers. The only right thing Michael Bay did in that movie was cast Peter Cullen as Prime. The cartoon series Transformers Prime showed a better story with humans interaction. I do not want to hear that the most memorable adaptation of Godzilla would be the one with Broderick, Nor the BEST adaptation of Judge Dredd to be the one with Stallone.
Nicole has a point, take in case the Batman franchise. I need not explain the history of that movie franchise in the 90′s. I also think that Carpenter’s The thing is better than the original. Add Scorsese’s Cape fear, 1986 The Fly, The Ten Commandments (1956)(both Directed by Cecil B. De Mille), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ( both directed by Hitchcock). Let’s not forget that Ben-hur was also a remake.
I’m not claiming ALL remakes are better, it’s just that sometimes the original lacks elements that make the movie memorable.
the batman franchise was great until they wanted to make the character light hearted.
Enter Joel Schumacher.
It wasn’t Schumacher’s fault at all. It was WB’s. They were the ones who wanted to make Batman campy and family friendly after Burton went overboard on the dark tone of Batman Returns. Schumacher was only doing what he was paid to do.
Yeah, making Batman gayer than the Adam West version (Which I thought was impossible at that time).
Well M night Shyamalan had creative authority for the last airbender, look what happened. Talk about Family friendly, Schumacher’s version had a lot of innuendos and crazy Two Face. Also, let’s not forget Clooney’s batsuit. I thought Schumacher’s version was about as campy and awful as the Adam West version.
If a movie should be remade, then why not? Hollywood isn’t changing its style of remakes, reboots or whatever, it has been done since the 50′s. Look at the examples I’ve shown.
Um, Ok….. Schumacher didn’t have creative authority over his Batman films, WB did. And look how they turned out.
Of course he had creative authority, he made the storyline and the batsuit design was his idea, look it up. WB only cares about the merchandise, the directors and writers take care of the movie’s plot and direction.
Go look up the original opening of the film, or the scene where Bruce Wayne loses his memory, or the original ending for Batman Forever. You’ll see that Schumacher knew what he was doing when he made the film, but had to cut the beginning b/c it was too dark. The studio wanted Batman Forever to be light hearted. The same goes for the great scene where Wayne loses his memory after Two-Face shot him. You see? It was the studio’s fault that Batman went campy.
Hence a reboot was needed. You put too much blame on a studio, they only wanted to sell merchandise about the film. Schumacher made the storyline and the overall result was not a good Batman flick. I have seen the edited opening, the arkham scene, it had a good premise, but the following scenes had a case of bad acting, flamboyant sets, ridiculous dialogue,uninspiring plot (They were trying to rip off the animated series, and failed in it), and misuse of characters (Two Face , Mr Freeze and Bane). I already mentioned the BATSUITS. When Iron Man was made, they took a huge risk with Favreau and RDJ at the helm. The result, the start of the Marvel heroes era. Schumacher’s version was also not kid friendly for a campy movie.
Just accept that Schumacher’s influence on the film made the movie really bad, aside from WB trying to camp Batman. Look at the Mask, MIB, their comic counterparts are really dark, but the movies were good and even with the campiness, they were fun to watch. Batman forever and Batman and robin were awful to see or hear.
Clooney himself has spoken critically of the film, saying, “I think we might have killed the franchise”
I agree. Batman and Robin is my most hated film. It turned the world’s greatest superhero into a 2 hour gay joke. But what I’m saying is the reason for the fall of the Batman franchise is b/c of the studio. They wanted Batman to go back to being campy. Hence why we got Batman Forever and Batman and Robin. It’s not Schumacher’s fault. He was merely doing what the studio hired him to do…direct the film.
A remake, Reboot or re-interpretation is still a movie, it can be a hit or miss depending on the viewer. A lot of films are adaptation of literary works or other forms of media, what is important is how they translate it to film. I understand that there are more bad remakes than good ones and that’s just how the business works and Hollywood is a business.
Yes, I’m quite aware of this, but I fail to see how that has any relevance to this conversation.
I am merely commenting about your problems with remakes.
I don’t have to “accept” anything. It’s my opinion, and it’s not gonna change. We’ll just have to agree to disagree.
Don’t be too stubborn, a film is a collective effort, all your blame on the studio is too vague. I state what others have already explained in other review sites, you don’t have to believe me, just don’t state that your opinions are facts of what has happened in the franchise.
I respect your opinion, the problem with your claim is that you singled out the studio for what happened in the Franchise, it’s not an excuse for the wrong things done in those movies. Just because Schumacher was just doing his job, it doesn’t excuse him of the carelessness he has made and the consequences that would affect his career, he stated that he didn’t know that adding nipples in the Batsuit would be a big deal, now that is carelessness.
Hey Ghost, almost every movie critic blames Schumacher for the overall problem of his batman films, He wrote the story and those edited scenes you spoke of aren’t even that good aside from the Bruce Wayne memory thing. Sure you have your opinions, but don’t make it sound like WB was the only problem. A lot of bad acting, along with a poor plot is usually blamed on the director because he directs the film and tells the actors how to react in scenes.
Yeah, when Schumacher took the helm, I thought that Batman was done for at least 10 years, then Nolan came and you know the rest.
dredd with sly was fun movie,haven´t read the comics. but i remember in 1998 i was so anticipated for godzilla,but then iwas so dissapointed, it was fun,yes,but not godzilla. it´s good that they reboot it. and my 2nd most antici.mo.was superman returns in 2004 i think? i´m also with good hope for man of steel,snyder is one of my favourite directors!
Great job putting this together! Well done!
The only person who will ever come close to Claude Rains’s performance in The Invisible Man is Ed Begley Jr. in Amazon Women on the Moon!
“Ever seen a shirt make a phone call?”
only problem i had with maguire as spidey is that he was too short. same problem may go with the guy portraying the new superman.
A part of me was hoping to find The Last Airbender on this list. Would love to see that rebooted and done properly this time.
Naw, airbender that’s a wrap but they do need a dragonball z reboot,but it’s probably best if they leave it alone because it has to be done right with a great script & great director with a circle of people that know everything about the series.
No way anyone in Hollywood either knows or will be allowed to make a movie faithful to the source.
Just looking at Hollywood’s (and Warner Bros.’s in particular) plans to whitewash all sorts of manga/anime-based movies is evidence enough that any handling of a future Dragonball Z will be a complete, whitewashed mess.
I wonder where they’d be able to find Saiyans to prevent the whitewashing…
LOL. yeah, i wish they would have cast real norse gods in thor.
How could a live-action DBZ movie be anything else than ridiculous, with those haircuts and outrageous powers? If there really is a need for more DBZ, they should stick to animation.
mangas like ,avatar,dragonball,and so on should be made in mo-cap,like tintin.
The thing about the last airbender is that they hired a director who is on a decline since Signs. I would love to see someone reboot that, and possibly have the writers of the tv series have creative authority in that.
… and they should cast accordingly. No more racist, whitewashing nonsense.
Yeah im excited for most of these.
I have not seen Akira yet, maybe i should.
A few I will watch:
3 Stooges: Just to see if this actually fools me, and is more than just some dumb pratfall jokes and funny noises.
Dar Shadows: My favorite show growing up, I doubt anyone can do it justice. I would love to see this work, but am dreadfully scared (that it will be awful). Willie Loomis looks like an ape, the Barnabas character looks like a cross between Michael Jackson, an explosion at a Maybelline factory, and a gay cabaret frequenter, and everyone else looks snaggy, snarly, & grouchy, except for the unremarkable little kids, who are–who? David & Carolyn maybe? I will watch this, I will buy this, but will I bet money on it being a success, until they prove it on the big screen, “Fahget about it!”
Spiderman: Hopefully this won’t turn into Diaperman. The Lizard is a good choice, but teenagers are too young to effectively fight crime. About all they can do is have a spitball fight in study-hall.
Dredd: I’ll watch it, as repiticious as the plot may seem, cuz what the heck?
Man of steel: Sure, I’m watching this cuz I like men in their underwear–NOT!!!! The previous ones have been pretty bogus, but we’ll give this new Superman a try…! Hopefully the plot won’t “Kryptonite out”!
Lone Ranger: Werewolves? The Lone ranger as a dunce ala new Green Hor-nut? Depp (Dipp) as Tonto as main hero? Oh-Come-On! Lotta doubts here, but ya kinda gotta give this one a watch, you owe it to nostalgia (hope I find some here!).
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: you know, this actually might be one of the few that doesn’t “sink”!
Godzilla: This monster, good in the original “Chop Suey Louis” monster flicks, has been done to death. But you still have some kind of primordial urge to watch each new installment.
Any news on the supposed The Gate remake? I heard Giger was working on it…
All for Superman and Total Recall (if it actually follows the story, not the movie). I have no idea how Red Dawn or Robocop will work in a modern setting.
Terrified of the Evil Dead remake. Diablo Cody is talented within her genre; Jennifer’s Body suuuuuucked!
An American Psycho remake is the worst idea ever!!!!
And bring back Johnny 5….with Steve Gutenberg!
A Psycho remake is the worst idea ever ( Oh wait it already happened, and I survived that abomination)
Then, a Citizen Kane remake would be the worst ides ever.
The gate? Not sure if im talking about the same one but a director put a short film version for his vision of it online ..david SLADE put it on twitter and it wasn’t half bad
Why why why why why why. WAY too many remakes, reboots. Has no one got any original ideas.
Not in hollywood.
“The Judge Dredd movie franchise”? What franchise??? It was ONE MOVIE! One movie is not a franchise, it’s a single effin movie!
If the original movie sucked, then I’d say it’s okay to do a reboot (as long as the reboot doesn’t end up sucking more than the original )
So if someone were to say they’re rebooting the original Star Wars or Indiana Jones, I’d punch them in the face, but if someone said they’re rebooting the Punisher or Fantastic Four movies, I wouldn’t have a problem with it (as long as Marvel Studios is doing the reboot of course ).
Honestly, that idea is what gets on my nerves in Hollywood. If ONE movie in a franchise sucks, then they more or less give up and reboot the franchise. They give up just after one failure.
Then why is Nick Cage doing Ghostrider again?
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