Top Ten Worst Movie Remakes

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Over the past two decades, remaking movies has really taken off. Thing is, some movies weren't made to be re-made. This is the top ten worst movie remakes.

The Top Ten

1 Psycho

This voice is absolutely no different from the original other than the fact that they used different actors and that it's in color. They didn't even add anything new, clever, interesting, funny or exciting to this movie. This is just like an uncreative exact copy of the original movie. Disappointing, stupid, pathetic and cheap.

Its the same thing... But its in color oh my god color that's so original (sarcasm)

Terrible please I haven't seen this.

No differences, except, it's in color! - naFrovivuS

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2 The Wicker Man

Put Nicholas Cage in any movie, and you already have it at least below 5/10. Remake a classic horror/thriller and you lose another 5 points. Why was this movie made?

What the hell The Thing, House of Wax, The Invasion are doing here? These remakes are ok. The Wicker Man is crap and should have topped this list! - Alexandr

This remake was a total waste of time. I liked the original much better.

3 Godzilla

Godzilla is a gigantic badass dragon like monster who breaths atomic breath. The monster in this is an oversized iguana who is much smaller than the actual Godzilla. I cannot tell you how many bombs and missiles Godzilla has resisted but they took out this one with A COUPLE OF MISSILES!

Just like another person said, Godzilla is not supposed to be a lizard, he's supposed to be a gigantic ass dinosaur. And this remake is literally just a cliffs notes overview film of the original movie and the whole entire thing looks like that it just consists of re-used clips from Jurassic Park.

Yes a very stupid stupid movie, it has almost no connection to the godzilla movies at all. The army is not supposed to kill the monster. This film should be higher, but what is the Thing doing here. That movie was great.

Maybe This Should Be Number 1 - masoncarr2244

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4 Planet of the Apes

Tim Burton used to do great movies back in 90's. Now all of his movies suck! Especially when he tries to reimagine stuff like he did with Alice in Wonderland or Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. I mean, couldn't he just come up with something original?!

Tim Burton probably watched the original and thought "Hey, it's just people dressed up as monkeys! That's all I need! "

5 The Fog

Why do crappy remakes like this have to exist?!

6 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

What was Tim Burton trying to do?! This movies is nothing like the book. Yeah, it got some lines from it, but the rest seems nothing from the book. Well, let's see the comparisons.

1971's Willy Wonka - Gene Wilder portrayed Wonka as an unpredictable character. He had the idea of Wonka walking uncomfortably in a cane and the somersaulting since from that moment no one would know if he's lying or telling the truth. His intro was very charming and lovable. Wilder's Wonka was shown as being pretty demented and disturbing, but he also was elegant, charismatic, kind and whimsical. Actually he was more of an eccentric genius : he quoted from classic literature, spoke different languages, played classical music and he knew that Charlie took fizzy lifting drinks. So in the last scene he tried to test him by getting angry at him. Charlie gave him the gobstopper, instead of giving it to Slugworth. Also, his quotes were memorable too.

2005's Willy Wonka - god! What is this?! Why ...more

Okay, I know a lot of people like this film, and it's not horrible, but it's certainly mediocre. A lot of the criticisms for the Gene Wilder film was that it strayed from the book, Roald Dahl hated I because of that, so Tim Burton decided to make it closer. And coming from someone who read the book a few times in elementary school, a lot is still added or changed, and none of it is very good. The visuals are nice and most people act well in the film, but the story at most points was really forced. Also, Johnny Depp playing Michael Jackson playing Wildly Wonka was a poor decision. Come on, Tim, Johnny Depp doesn't have to be on all of your movies. - Elric-san

I'm sorry, people, but right after I saw the trailer for this movie I realized I don't want to buy the DVD for this movie. Geez, I just watched it one time on T.V. and it sucked! What is wrong with you, johnny depp! Your portrayal of willy wonka scared the living crap out of me. The new version of Charlie is such a gary stu who does everything right. The old Charlie was more like a normal kid. Ah, and don't even get me started with the lazy performances of the four bratty kids. Looks like they found those terribly acting children in the last moment. In the new version, veruca isn't nearly as bratty as she's really supposed to be and she acts nothing like a spoiled girl. Where's all the screaming, the yelling, the meanness?! Also, the new violet doesn't seem obnoxious enough and mike teavee became a genius in the remake. Why?! How on earth does a kid who is watching television and playing video games became smart?! Also, when the kids finally see wonka they seem totally uninterested in ...more

Johnny Depp is a great actor but he was just terrible in this movie. - FJS19

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7 A Nightmare on Elm Street

This should be #1. It's horrible. Even the remakes of Halloween and Friday the 13th were better than this. This remake is just pointless and boring from start to finish.

Awful. Just awful. It thinks it's sharp when it's really dull. The series as a whole can't seem to cut a break. - BKAllmighty

This is one of the worst remakes ever. It's not surprising, though. Remakes are rarely better than the originals. And the original is WAY better than this.

No Robert Englund, no Freddy.

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8 The Haunting

Go see Nostalgia Critic.

Absolutely awful in so many ways...

It's an insult to the original.

Who wrote this movie? A kindergarten class?

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9 The Pink Panther

This one scared me for the rest of my life.

10 Flubber

Robin Williams can be funny, but in this movie he was just annoying.

Robin Williams always had strong humor, even in Flubber.

The Contenders

11 Ghostbusters

I had a bad feeling about this one just by the commercials alone.

Paul Feig is a talented Director and the Cast is great but it's not funny, the effects are terrible, the characters are annoying and it ends with a Sequel hook.

12 April Fool's Day
13 Halloween
14 The Shaggy Dog
15 House of Wax V 1 Comment
16 Footloose

The original was so great and actually fun to watch, with TALENTED actors that made it ENTERTAINING. The remake is crappy.

Why, oh why did this remake turn out to be trashy? The 80's Footloose is better than this worthless junk to watch!

17 Poseidon

I think it's bad... To bad my brother doesn't. - dureckl

18 Point Break (2015)
19 Friday the 13th

Not that bad, it was pretty intense and scary

As a F13 fan, I actually liked this remake.

20 Thirteen Ghosts

This movie is better than the original one! Better story, character's, and better ghosts, and better scars

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