Hollywood loves to visit the past and hopes to use it to turn a profit.
The remake is something that seems to be happening all the time now. More often than not, audiences respond with a, "Why?"
Then, why do they keep making them? That is the true question.
We present 13 of the worst remakes Hollywood has come up with in recent memory. Hopefully this is something that will remind studio executives to stop this madness.
Click through and check out our 13 worst movie remakes.
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.
Planet of the Apes
We love Tim Burton. We adore Mark Wahlberg. But, we also love Planet of the Apes and Burton's film is a poor excuse for a remake... or a film for that matter.
Monster movies, particularly old school ones, are actually a ripe landscape for remakes. But The Wolfman with Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins was just terrible.
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.
Sylvester Stallone, you are no Michael Caine. What more needs to be said?!
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.
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