Released May 13, 2022, Fire starter starring Zac Efron is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name starring Drew Barrymore. Unfortunately, with the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Fire starter bombed at the box office. Despite prior success or public familiarity, the remakes are not guaranteed to do well regardless of opening weekend competition.
With that in mind, moviegoers voted Ranker for the worst movie remakes ever made. Several films at the top of the list made big money, but failed with the critics. However, fans are often the harshest critics of all, and they’re disappointed in the poor attempts to remake these movies.
ten Swept Away (2002)
Carried away by an unusual fate in the blue sea of August is a 1974 Italian comedy that follows a wealthy woman stranded on a desert island with one of the crew. With Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato, it was a success.
Guy Ritchie directed the English remake, swept away, in 2002. With Madonna leading the cast, Adriano Giannini took over the role his father played in the original. According to Box Office Mojo, with a budget of $10 million, the film only grossed just over $1 million worldwide, and it was widely panned by professional critics and normal moviegoers alike.
9 Bewitched (2005)
the Nice to meet you remake is actually a reimagining of the ’60s series. Instead of following a witch named Samantha who becomes Darrin’s housewife, the film follows an actor (Will Ferrell) as he discovers his co-star (Nicole Kidman) in the production of a Nice to meet you remake is actually a witch.
Following the success of the series, a Nice to meet you spin-off based on Tabitha, the daughter of Samantha and Darrin, only lasted one season. Elizabeth Montgomery’s magic and her nasal twitches unfortunately could not be imitated. the Nice to meet you The film is widely considered one of Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell’s worst films.
8 The Fantastic Four (2015)
Before Chris Evans became Captain America, he was the Human Torch in 2005 The Fantastic Four alongside Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis. The film follows a group of astronauts who gain superpowers from being exposed to radiation. Despite mixed reviews, the film was profitable and banked enough to warrant a sequel.
However, the 2015 remake didn’t fare as well. Starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, the film reimagined the origins of superheroes with them gaining their powers while building a teleportation device. This Comedy Film Was A Rare Flop That Was Immediately Forgotten, But Audiences Will Soon Enjoy Another The Fantastic Four remake as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that a new movie is on the way.
7 Footloose (2011)
With Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack, Free from all ties (1984) follows a big-city teenager as he moves to a small town where dancing is banned for religious reasons. the Free from all ties The soundtrack became as popular as the film itself, with Kenny Loggins’ standout performance in the title track.
The 2011 Free from all ties remake failed to capture the same energy. Starring Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough, the film is too close to the original to stand out on its own and feels like a pointless exercise in filmmaking.
6 Jacob’s Ladder (2019)
Jacob’s ladder was released in 1990, starring Tim Robbins as a Vietnam veteran whose strange visions and intense hallucinations haunt him and he must find out the truth. The psychological horror film became influential and inspiring surreal scenes in the films, television, and even video games that followed it.
Released in 2019, Jacob’s ladder is one of the worst remakes. Michael Ealy stars as a soldier who experiences hallucinations and paranoia upon returning home from a deployment in Afghanistan and losing his brother in the war. The plot details are changed to update it for a new war, but these changes did not strike favor with the public.
5 Anne (2014)
In 1982, Anne was released as a musical feature following the success of the Broadway show of the same name. The film follows a young orphan who is taken in by a rich man but wants to find her real parents. With Aileen Quinn as Annie and Albert Finney as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Anne is one of the best musicals turned into movies and it has spawned several remakes.
Starring Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie and Jamie Foxx as William “Will” Stacks, the original story is updated in 2014. Annie is no longer in an orphanage, but in foster care, and Will is a tech mogul turned politician. The songs were also updated to feature a contemporary style, but the film as a whole failed to make an impression.
4 The Wicker Man (2006)
The wicker man was originally released in 1973 and follows a police sergeant who searches for a missing girl on a Scottish island only to discover that the locals practice Celtic paganism. The final scene depicting a human sacrifice inside a burning wicker statue was a truly shocking twist that was hard to track down.
The 2006 remake starring Nicholas Cage was less than stellar. His character, Edward, arrives on an island off the coast of Washington in search of his ex-fiancé’s missing daughter. The minor plot changes weren’t successful enough to achieve the same status as the original cult classic.
3 The Mummy (2017)
The Mummy was released in 1999 as an adventure film starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Chaos ensues when an adventurer and a librarian awaken the healed high priest, Imotep. With a budget of $80 million according to Box Office Mojo, the film grossed over $415 million, spawning a sequel and spin-off films about The Scorpion King.
However, the 2017 Tom Cruise remake was not as successful with audiences. Following a soldier and an archaeologist, The Mummy frees a trapped Egyptian princess who feeds on people to regenerate. Sadly, it was just one of the few failed attempts to revitalize classic horror films in the so-called “dark universe” of movies.
2 Overboard (2018)
At the sea (1987) is one of the best romantic comedies of the 80s. Goldie Hawn stars as a wealthy woman with amnesia after falling overboard from her yacht. Kurt Russell’s character claims her from the hospital, convincing her that she is in fact his wife in order to get revenge on her for treating him badly during the renovation of his yacht.
The film has been remade several times, but audiences consider the 2018 remake starring Anna Faris the worst. In a gender-changing plot, the character of Anna Faris convinces a wealthy playboy with amnesia that he is her husband.
1 Psycho (1998)
In 1960 Alfred Hitchcock psychology was released as an adaptation of Robert Block’s novel of the same name, about a woman who stays in a roadside motel and is murdered. With Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, Janet Leigh as Marion Crane and Vera Miles as Lila Crane, the original psychology has a strong legacy that’s hard to replicate through sequels and remakes.
Gus Van Sant directed the 1998 remake starring Vince Vaughn as Norma, Anne Heche as Marion, and Julianne Moore as Lila. Filmed in color, this version is almost a shot-for-shot remake that adds nothing to the original story. The original currently holds an audience score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes while the remake has an audience score of 28%.
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