10 Recent 'Reboots' Of 80s/90s Classics (That Were Nowhere Near As Good As Jurassic World)

Do they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as their originals?

Since its release in cinemas a few weeks ago, Jurassic World has taken the box office by storm, breaking a number of box office records with its worldwide opening weekend receipts of more than $500 million. Though it hasn't received critical acclaim universally across the board (it is currently sitting with an 82% audience score on RottenTomatoes and a 59 on Metacritic), its content has clearly resonated with audiences, who have continued to flock to see it in droves. The lucrative Christmas DVD/Blu-Ray release period will follow later in the year, where the film will likely compete with The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, for the coveted top sales spot. The film is one of many reboots, remakes or long-in-the-making sequels (all henceforth grouped under the term of 'reboots') that have been released in recent years, as the revivification of franchises from the 1980s and 1990s has become more and more prevalent as a filmmaking trend. Some such films have been reasonably well-received, financially and/or critically, such as Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins in 2005, Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes in 2011 or the recently outstanding Mad Max: Fury Road. Others, meanwhile, have been poor to downright mediocre and have tarnished the legacies of the original classics that spawned them. What follows are ten titles that adhere to the latter statement (as per their sub-60% RottenTomatoes audience score ratings), all released within the last decade. This rules out some films that many may consider sub-standard, including Man of Steel (76%) and Prometheus (71%).


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