We know Paul Rudd and Steve Carell can make movie magic with their witty Anchorman quotes. Just watch Anchorman online and that is immediately clear. What remake of theirs didn't exactly tickle the funnybone?
Click through and see our 13 worst remakes that Hollywood should have left alone.
Some things are better left alone. Or, scratch that. The new Godzilla looks amazing. Godzilla is something that could be remade. Just maybe not by the team behind Independence Day. And Matthew Broderick, we love ya, but you are no action movie star to anchor a flick.
There are certain films that just should not be touched. The Dudley Moore star-making original of Arthur is one that should have been left alone. Again, we love Russell Brand, and the idea of changing the gender of his butler to a woman to get Helen Mirren is genius. But overall, this is one poor film.
Why on earth would anyone try to remake a film that was not only a classic, but one that helped mark a societal change in our attitudes towards race? And to make it a slapstick comedy with Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher... well, that is just a crime.
The original Straw Dogs was dark, biting and made us think twice about a lot of things. This is another that has to land in the category of: Why, just why? James Marsden is a movie star waiting for a great movie, and unfortunately Straw Dogs was far from it.
The Day the Earth Stood Still was not only a sci-fi classic that helped define the genre in the 1950s, it was also a cultural statement about our world at the time. What this Keanu Reeves remake was, we're just not sure.
Sure, the original Clash of the Titans was kind of cheesy. But, it is a cheesy classic. The Clash of the Titans with Sam Worthington, we're not sure what they were trying to do with this one... other than attempt to destroy the audience goodwill for 3D that Avatar started!