Movie remakes are everywhere these days. It seems like Hollywood is all out of ideas when it comes to good movies. But was the idea of a remake something that just happened recently? Nope! Turns out we’ve been doing it for quite some time.
While most remakes are usually empty husks of the original film, some of the remakes we’ve seen over the years blow the original right out the water. Let’s take a look at some remakes that were better than the original movie.
I doubt anyone remembers the original movie from 1960. That’s because the first one wasn’t really all that memorable. The 2001 movie with George, Brad and Matt really turned out much better. Thank God.
While the first “The Fly” from 1958 paved the way for “body horror,” there was nothing much memorable about it. The 1986 movie is just much, much better.
Doesn’t matter what movie you’re making, it’ll always be better if it has Jeff Bridges in it. While the 1969 original arrived when Western movies were hot and the 2010 remake arrived when they weren’t, it’s clear to see that the 2010 version is much, much better.
Yes, that was a remake. The original was a 1932 movie about alcohol, but the 1983 remake was a timeless classic about a mobster making his name as a cocaine dealer.