Hollywood Remakes That Outshone the Originals

When the word remake gets thrown around in Hollywood, a collective sigh is the typical reaction. Oftentimes remakes are seen as a lazy effort by Hollywood to capitalize on fan audience nostalgia and brand recognition, resulting in a film that lacks purpose or creativity. While that winds up being the case for many Hollywood remakes, that isn’t to say that there aren’t filmmakers who bring something new to a classic, or in some cases update it and create a new classic. Check out this list of some of Hollywood’s best remakes. ~Paolo Maquiraya

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  1. Kevin • May 30, 2019 @ 5:28 PM

    This writer really knows his films, his knowledge is impressive. I agree with most of the selections here, the new 3:10 to Yuma is one of my favourite films, as is True Grit (both the old and the new). I’m not a film connoisseur, I only know what I like and what I don’t, but this is a great selection.

  2. edward • June 19, 2019 @ 9:35 PM

    Of these movies that I’ve seen both of, this is the one real serious error, esp. if you go back to the original Japanese release and ignore the re-edit they did for the US. The original Japanese was one of the first serious movies done after the censorship bans were lifted and the entire movie is a truly gripping commentary on the Atomic Bomb. The 2014 remake did do some of this, but its context was very reduced. It also failed to take advantage of modern effects to any significant degree and ‘romantically’ tried to reverse the monster back to original. There is nothing daring or original about the remake. I recommend to everyone to a copy of original Japanese release to see the real movie.

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