Saying that a movie is going to get rebooted is about as much of a sure thing as saying the sun will rise tomorrow. Unless the world explodes tomorrow the sun will rise and reboots will be made. The brain-trust of Hollywood seems to be short on original ideas lately so often they try to remake something that was already successful in a shameless attempt to get dump trucks full of $100 bills to be dumped on their front lawn. Sometimes it is a success and the trucks arrive and other times it is a miserable failure.
The biggest mistake that is made when making a reboot is when the filmmakers convince themselves that it will be better than the original by doing the same exact thing. Quite often if a reboot is basically just a remake without its own identity it will fail. Other times when a reboot is given its own identity such as Batman Begins, Star Trek, True Grit, Casino Royale it can be a great thing.
Regardless of how good a movie is already and regardless of how sure the fan base is that it doesn’t need to be touched, if someone sees dollar signs, it will be remade. Let’s take a look at 10 movies that regardless of how many times someone tries to reboot them will never be as good as the original.
This article was first posted on June 29, 2013