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10 Film Remakes That Actually Worked

True Grit Following on from my pessimistic article discussing 10 Upcoming Film Reboots And Remakes That Nobody Is Asking For, I thought I'd write an article a tad more positive and explore 10 of my favourite film remakes. The dreaded word 'remake' inclines audiences and film buffs to take to the internet and contribute to the collective moans and groans, claiming that Hollywood filmmakers and producers are out of fresh ideas. However, it is important to remember that not all remakes are bad ideas. If a new spin is put on a classic, or enough time has passed, justifying its translation to a new time-zone and cultural differences, then remakes can work. If there is room for improvement, or simply room for change, along with the possibility of attracting younger viewers who were previously unacquainted with the story, then a remake, or a reboot, or whatever producers and studios want to market said film as these days, then why not update a promising classic story to a contemporary setting, or a fantastical setting that can be improved upon with superior visual effects? So click 'NEXT' below and read on and agree or disagree with my choices, and criticise for the impressive remakes that I've possibly missed out. These are the remakes that buck the trend and stand on their own success as fantastic examples of film.
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Aspiring screenwriter. Film & TV Production BA (Hons) graduate. Currently studying MA Screenwriting at LJMU. Addicted to Breaking Bad and Chinese food.