In a world where building a movie franchise is key to making big bucks, almost everyone seems to be rebooting old classics. While this is good news for some who would love to see their old favorites with a contemporary spin, the result has been disappointing for the most part. Who wouldn’t enjoy a reboot of Ghostbusters or Back to the Future or Honey, I Shrunk the Kids? There have been a few massively successful reboots in the past that we have absolutely loved, but then again, there have been some pretty bad ones too. Here are some of the worst movie reboots we’ve seen so far:
We all knew what a debacle the first Fantastic Four film was. However, the guys at Marvel decided to worsen things with a reboot with Miles Teller and the rest. To put things nicely, the movie was a dud. We are all for bringing back some superheroes; we wish they had let this one lie.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
When you look at the history of Jack Ryan and the actors who have played the character, including Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, you stop and think. You’d think they would pick someone with gravitas for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit but no! The makers choose Chris Pine. Chris is a fine actor, no offence meant but he’s better when he’s trying to woo a pretty lady, and not gun down some thugs.
The Incredible Hulk
Easy, Marvel fanboys, easy. We feel your pain. Let us all take a moment and address The Incredible Hulk for the abysmal adaptation it is. The film completely messed up the comic storyline and even dared to give us a forgettable Abomination.
When you look at the romance of Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese in the earlier chapters, there is something that makes you root for them. Maybe it’s their desperation to survive or the characters’ camaraderie. However, the 2015 reboot of the popular franchise, Terminator: Genisys had none of that. Visually pleasing it was, but nowhere close to the first two instalments.
This film was panned by most critics and DC fans for one reason – Superman didn’t throw a single punch. Don’t believe us? Watch the movie. On second thoughts, don’t. You’re better off not seeing Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel.
So, there you have it, some tales that should have been left alone. We’re all for remaking films; just pay the deserved tribute to the classics. Please?