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on 30 Aug 2009 05:02

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1. Batman Begins (2005)
starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel.

answer: Better.

reason: Katie Holmes might have a cute face, but Maggie is much more of an actress, she should've been there since the beginning. But then again, who knows, if she were in Batman Begins, she might be married to Tom Cruise today. Not a good idea.
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People who added this item 4193  Average listal rating (2653 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
directed by: Steven Spielberg or Guillermo del Toro or Tim Burton.

answer: MUCH better.

reason: I really like David Fincher, but in this film I found out that he's not the ideal director to tell a fantasy story.
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3. Die Another Day (2002)
without any participation of Madonna whatsoever.

answer: a bit better.

reason: The plot would still suck, but without Madonna, at least we wouldn't hear the worst theme of the series in the worst film of the series, it's too much for one film alone!
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4. The Godfather: Part III (1990)
starring: Winona Ryder as Mary Corleone.

answer: Don't Know.

reason: People pick on Sofia Coppola, saying she was by far the worst thing on The Godfather Part III. I don't think so. At the time she was unexperienced as an actress (and probably still is), but I think that lack of experience brought a vulnerability to the character, that any 18 year-old has. Mary was supposed to take over her father's business but deep down she had no idea of what to do with such a huge power, she was completely overwhelmed with it. Her casting wasn't mere nepotism.
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5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
directed by: David Lynch.

answer: Better.

reason: Wes Craven did a good job here, but just imagine what the best director to deal with nightmares could do.
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6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
starring: Connery or Roger Moore.

answer: Better.

reason: Lazenby did a great job and delivered one of the best lines of the series, but Connery saying goodbye to the franchise with the death of Bond's wife would be awesome. And the film has the right ammount of comedy that would give Moore a good job. And it would also help in the continuity of the series in any case.
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People who added this item 4686  Average listal rating (3145 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
7. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ar... (1981)
starring: Tom Selleck as Indy.

answer: Worse.

reason: Tom Selleck was actually considered for the role, but no one could do it better than Harrison Ford, no doubt about it.
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8. Scary Movie 2 (2001)
starring: Marlon Brando as the Exorcist Priest.

answer: Better.

reason: Brando was envited to play the role that eventually went to James Woods. Nothing against James Woods, but Brando is simply the best actor of them all.
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9. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
directed by: David Fincher.

answer: Better.

reason: Lucas did here the best film of the new trilogy, but Fincher would make it much darker, just the way to then, reach the quality of the old trilogy (but I might have to reconsider it, after being disappointed with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
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10. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
starring: Christopher Walken as Han Solo.

answer: don't know.

reason: Christopher Walken is a great actor. And although I like Harrison Ford as Han Solo, I can't deny that it would be interesting to see Chirstopher Walken on the role too.
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People who added this item 1066  Average listal rating (690 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
11. Superman II (1980)
directed by: Richard Donner.

answer: Better.

reason: Donner did a great job with the original film, he would make this sequel just as good.
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Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Aug 31 19:19
I am amazed that you think "Button" wasn't well made. Fincher is one of the best directors working today. I agree it might have been slightly better with Steven Spielberg at the helm, but you might have to worry about some alien twist ending.
Edit: 5 years, 7 months ago
Posted: 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Mar 4 19:46
I couldn't agree more about Madonna! The commentary on other films was also interesting.

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