Hollywood, Bollywood, and even the independent movie producers out there certainly lack creativity. When was the last time a genuinely original film came out that you were desperate to see outside of the Marvel Movie Universe?
Even our superhero movies are getting remakes. How many Batman, Superman, and Spiderman films can you take?
I know lots of people love a reboot or a remake of a beloved film. These movies were box-office winners, but I still think they’re losers.
Emma Watson can certainly sing. She looks fantastic in that iconic yellow dress. What the heck did the director think was going to happen with that terrible Beast character? It’s like seeing a minotaur storm the gates at a frightened Hermione.
Christopher Nolan revived the entire Batman brand with the origin story for the Caped Crusader. Sorry folks, but the writing found here was entirely predictable. I kept rooting for the bad guys to put me out of my misery.
3. The Ring
If you’ve ever seen Ringu, you’ll know why I hate this remake. I’ll admit that a few scary moments are in there, but the updated version is nowhere near as good as the original.
I grew up on Gene Wilder movies. His acting in the original is fantastic. Sure – it’s not as kid-friendly as one might expect, but the updated version from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp is cringe-worthy. It took everything I had not to lick the wallpaper at home.
The live-action remake took the gang to an island resort where all sorts of monsters and weirdness were happening. There aren’t enough Scooby snacks in the world to convince me that watching this film again would be a great idea.
Honestly, I could put all of the remakes of the 1956 sci-fi classic on this list. The one from Philip Kaufman is supposed to be eerie and suspenseful, but it is over-acted and highly predictable. I was so bored with it that no one would even dare try to take my body sleeve away from me.
7. 3:10 to Yuma
Westerns aren’t my thing in general. When you put Russell Crowe and Christian Bale into one, the story seems tempting. Wrong. This flick is a snoozefest of predictable themes and old-fashioned gunslingers.