As an 80s baby, the films from the retro age are reminiscent of my childhood. I’m sure, whether born during the 80′s or not, many of you would agree that the array of cinematic classics that were born on screen at that time should never ever be remade…

The negative views towards remaking 80s films isn’t helped by recently disappointing attempts such as dystopian sci-fi action movie Total Recall (2012). However, that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from churning out renovations of classic movies from its film factory. Currently in the works are: RoboCop remake due in 2014; delayed Ghostbusters 3 sequel to be confirmed; Star Wars: Episode VII due in 2015;  and even talks of a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining!

So with these trends of creating a seemingly new nostalgia for future generations (although they could never emulate the original films), I wonder which films could actually work as a remake/reboot. So in the style of Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind (2008)… Here are 10 80′s Movies That Should Be Remade, if not literally then hypothetically…



10. The Goonies (1985)


Although I would initially cry at the thought of Richard Donner’s The Goonies being remade, I’m intrigued as to how Hollywood would approach a remake today. With the rise of technology, I doubt D.I.Y. gadgets would be made from household appliances. I wouldn’t be surprised if the new Goonies would all be sat in the same room, on their laptops, creating a virtual forum for their electronic antics, as many kids don’t really play outside much nowadays…

Or it could have the potential to be brilliant with action sequences like those of the Harry Potter series and contribute to the fond childhood memories of future generations.


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This article was first posted on November 26, 2012