It isn’t surprising that Hollywood has been rebooting and releasing sequels to films of the ’80s and the ’90s. Some of the films are successful, but most of them turn out to be nightmares on celluloid. What’s ruining them? The overuse of special effects, wearied acting and excessive fandom. Sadly, the films often end up undermining their brilliant predecessors.
Here’s a list of five movies that killed our wonderful nostalgia of the films and TV series of the ’90s:
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Time is cruel. And this movie proves it. In the original Dumb and Dumber, the hare-brained antics of Harry and Lloyd seemed fun and hilarious. Sadly, Dumb and Dumber To failed to recreate the goofy charm of the duo. With its dry humor and tedious plot, the film got just a little too dumb for audiences in 2014.
Scooby Doo (2002)
No one asked for this. Besides giving us a few laughs and thrills, this 2002 film by Raja Gosnell was an utter destruction of childhood memories. The live-action incarnation of the classic cartoon series turned out to be a complete misfire. The story was clumsy and the characters were rather dull. Somehow, the funky CGI-generated Scooby wasn’t successful in getting our attention.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (2014)
When Michael Bay first announced the film, we were super excited. But, it turned to be a cow-a-bummer instead of cowabunga! Though it was fun to watch our favorite turtles in a spanking new film, it can’t be compared to the original cartoon series. Once again, the CG stars failed to amuse us. The film will definitely impress children, but true fans of the Ninja Turtles will be disappointed by the mindless action and poorly-scripted plot.
Son of the Mask (2005)
Son of the Mask is one of the most ridiculous sequels ever made. Besides some toilet humor, a creepy animated baby and tons of sexual innuendos, Son of the Mask has nothing much to offer. Perhaps Jim Carrey could have saved the film.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
The 2010 remake of the cult horror film was immensely juvenile. It had nothing new to say except for the special effects. With the same-old "thrills", A Nightmare on Elm Street turned out to be just another teenage movie. It lacked imagination and most importantly, good acting.