Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
Avatar
Added by PvtCaboose91 on 18 Aug 2012 03:23
718 Views 9 Comments
17
vote

Films That DESERVE A Remake

Sort by: Showing 6 items
Decade: Rating: List Type:
People who added this item 1832 Average listal rating (1246 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Premise? The Earth is covered by water, and people live on ships and floating islands

Why Should It Be Remade? It's not that Waterworld is a bad film, but it was definitely crippled by the technology of its era. Plus, the ever-inflating budget reportedly prevented the original vision of the film from being achieved, with the makers wanting to get a film in the can, and not the film they wanted. The idea is solid and full of potential; the execution is just meh.

With the benefit of a better creative team and a blockbuster budget, I could see this leading somewhere. Potentially a franchise. I'd love to see it happen.
PvtCaboose91's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1061 Average listal rating (732 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 3.8
The Premise? An adaptation of the video game of the same name.

Why Should It Be Remade? The video game is not rocket science: a fighting tournament. We've seen tournaments done in films like Kickboxer, and it works. If done right, it's a solid foundation for an action film, and for God's sake make it an R-rated action film to do justice to the violent game.
PvtCaboose91's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1412 Average listal rating (901 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
Green Lantern (2011)
The Premise? An adaptation of the DC Comics character of the same name. Hal Jordan is turned into the Green Lantern as a result of alien machinery.

Why Should It Be Remade? I'm not talking about a beat-by-beat remake of this rancid movie. I'm talking about a complete reinvention from top to bottom. No Ryan Reynolds, no goofy CGI, no shitty storytelling... Rather, a clean start which concerns itself with a self-contained origin story, not a movie which just wants to set up sequels.

The character of Green Lantern deserves a good film franchise. Such a shame that he hasn't received one yet.
PvtCaboose91's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 581 Average listal rating (380 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 4.7
Jonah Hex (2010)
The Premise? A film about the DC Comics character of the same name.

Why Should It Be Remade? This film was a disaster from every angle. It was mangled in the cutting room, trimmed from R to PG-13, and there's no singular vision here.

Josh Brolin works in the role. All he needs is a good script and a director capable of making good action, not to mention a studio willing to fund an R-rated film.
PvtCaboose91's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
The Premise? An everyday man going vigilante to punish street criminals

Why Should It Be Remade? Death Wish has such a malleable story. The original movie is fantastic, but it'd be intriguing to see a contemporary take on vigilantism; one which further examines the moral implications of taking the law into one's own hands, which observes more contemporary criminals, and which explores the plausibility of getting away with killing scum in today's world (where most everything is captured by surveillance cameras).

Sylvester Stallone has talked of doing a remake for years. Other filmmakers have started getting serious about it, too. Just make it happen, and do it right!
PvtCaboose91's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 245 Average listal rating (170 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Premise? Bambi encountering Godzilla

Why Should It Be Remade? Just imagine what a visionary animator could do with this idea. He could craft an inspirational story about Bambi, who's prancing around one morning enjoying the company of all his friends. And then, suddenly, tragedy strikes, and Godzilla's foot lands on top of Bambi.

The outpouring of grief from forest critters would be emotionally devastating as Bambi's flattened corpse is buried/cremated. I see so much potential...

I'm not talking about a feature film. A five-minute short will suffice.
PvtCaboose91's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom

Remakes get so much bad press these days, but that's mainly because movies are being remade that are already perfect in their current form. Why remake great movies like Total Recall or Psycho?

Filmmakers should instead be remaking flawed movies which had room for improvement. A talented creative team could use the premise and a few of the ideas, and situate them into a far more engaging, successful movie. Here are some movies that I feel should be remade.

Suggestions are welcome.

Added to




Related lists

Films that absolutely needed that remake.
10 item list by marcuscthomas
4 votes
Films that should NEVER EVER be remade.
20 item list by SJMJ91
46 votes 9 comments
Films that did not need a remake.
21 item list by marcuscthomas
4 votes
Hypothetical Breakfast Club Cast
20 item list by Tea Serena
5 votes
Deserving of Remakes
7 item list by Dan Gauldin
1 votes
Brazilian Movies!
25 item list by djprojexion
2 votes
Incredible Movies That Should Be WAY More Famous
52 item list by Severin Severin
165 votes 27 comments
Some of the Most UNDERATED films
13 item list by Marioarp
2 votes 4 comments

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for


More lists from PvtCaboose91