Hollywood's slate is always full of remakes, but it's fair to say that not everyone is a big fan. They’re oftn seen as lazy cash-ins churned out by the Big Hollywood Machine. Sure, the results might sometimes be great, but when you see that A Star Is Born has been remade three times and Little Women has been adapted for the screen seven times, it tells a story.
Disney are also currently running rampant with their remakes. 2019 alone saw the return of Aladdin, Dumbo, The Lion King and Lady and the Trump – with many more on the way thanks to Disney’s new streaming service. And of course, last year’s horror remakes included Black Christmas, Child’s Play and Pet Sematary.
Sadly, it seems that no classic is safe from the Hollywood revamp. Coming this year are a loaded handful of remakes of some cult favourites, many of which you might not have known were even been remade at all. There could be successes in there, but it pays to guard yourself with some cynicism.
Which remake are you looking forward to the most? If any, of course...