The common joke from movie goers is that Hollywood is out of ideas and it sometimes feels like that is the case with all the sequels and remakes we get thrown at us every weekend. The problem is that maybe it’s not a joke after all.
Now, to be fair we’ve had some really good remakes (Oceans 11, Thing and The Fly) and we’ve also had some really shitty remakes (The Karate Kid, The Fog, Halloween). This means when it comes to remakes the chances we’re going to get a good one is probably sitting at around 30% and that’s being generous.
Love them or loathe them the fact remains that remakes are a good way for Hollywood to recycle ideas on the cheap and many remakes (both good and bad) have gone one to make a good deal of money which means that we’re not going to see the end of remakes anytime soon.
Personally I’m all for a good remake, especially if they can take a good story and modernize it or put a twist on it that sets it apart from the original. The movie remakes I despise are the ones that look to turn a classic into something else and my greatest fear is that one day they’ll try and do this with Jaws.
Looper takes a look at remakes and details twelve movie remakes that you can expect to hit theaters in the near future.
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