Movies ruined by remakes!

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Filmmakers love remaking films and presenting them to us with their own touch. Sometimes, this rendering works, but most of the times, the audience is left with half-baked stories, patchy plotlines, and terrible characterizations. Keeping the myriad of films that follow the same, we present to you the top 5 film remakes that, according to us, were the worst of the lot:

  1. Psycho

Movies ruined by remakes
Gus Van Sant’s shot-for-shot, line-for-line, inflection-for-inflection facsimile of Hitchcock’s slasher-shock masterpiece is a remake that was instantly and universally reviled, yet it’s worth noting just what an audacious project it was. It was like a science-fiction experiment: If enough care is taken in the lab, can a classic old movie literally be recreated? The answer turned out to be no, and the movie itself stands as the Frankenstein’s monster of remakes; it walks, it talks, it kind of looks like something alive — but really, it’s an un-dead thing. That said, there was an undeniable element of value to what Van Sant did. Now, no one ever has to try it again!

  1. Aag

Movies ruined by remakes
When you think of a failed attempt at a Bollywood remake, your mind automatically goes to Ram Gopal Varma’s Aag that was supposedly the unauthorized remake of cult classic Sholay. What annoyed the audience most, was the fact that there were so many unnecessary changes made to the film. When you have something as amazing as Sholay you should know better than to try remaking it. The film flopped and had people questioning Amitabh Bachchan for even considering agreeing to act in this film. The film was a lesson to all filmmakers; if something is not ruined, do not try fixing it.

  1. The Haunting

Movies ruined by remakes
When you talk of horror films, there are n-number of things that can go wrong with making one. What probably is more difficult however, is remaking a hit horror film. We have borne witness to a bunch of horror film remakes where the only ‘horror’ was how terribly the film had been rendered. One of the top contenders of this list was the 1999 version of The Haunting. This Liam Neeson, Lili Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Owen Wilson starrer conveniently left out all good things from the original 1963 film, scaring its audience, but for all wrong reasons. Oh! The horror.

  1. Players

Movies ruined by remakes

It is an official remake of the 2003 Hollywood blockbuster, The Italian Job.  The film follows the same plot as the 2003 version, but with a new set of characters and incidents. Despite the huge budget and major hype behind this Abbas-Mustan make, the film bombed at the box office and was an utter disappointment to all.

  1. Planet of the Apes

Movies ruined by remakes

You know a movie is going to be out-of-the-box and exciting when it is made by Tim Burton, but the director failed to remake Planet of the Apes. His version simply is not even close to the quality of the original that starred Charleton Heston. Many Burton fans were disappointed with the remake and expected something grander, something memorable, as the original is still considered to be appealing to the current generations.

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