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Remakes That Simply Couldn’t Live Up To The Original Films

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In Hollywood, remakes are always a bit polarizing— some people love them, others hate them. Batman Begins, The Ring, and Dawn of the Dead are some that gained high praise. With every great remake, there comes several that are simply not worth anyone’s time. These five films managed to leave a bad taste in everyone’s mouth.

The Mummy (2017)

1999’s The Mummy managed to kickstart a billion-dollar movie franchise. In 2017, Universal decided to reboot the whole thing for its Dark Universe franchise. Unfortunately, the film failed to deliver with a near $100 million loss overall. The momentum for the Dark Universe came to a screeching halt, which led to several movies left hanging in the air.

Universal Pictures

Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters managed to become trouble upon the release of its first trailer. The remake was born from the ashes of a scrapped Ghostbusters 3. The studio figured having the original Ghostbusters cast in cameo appearances would sweeten the reboot. When fans discovered they weren’t actually reprising their classic roles, things got messy. While Ghostbusters was the biggest comedy of 2016, the studio lost over $70 million. Fans of the film can continue the team’s adventures through comic books from IDW Publishing.

Columbia Pictures

Guess Who?

The 1967 classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner dove in the world of interracial dating. The 2005 remake titled Guess Who?, however, managed to do the same in a sillier fashion. A major thing that was left out of the remake was the political bearing found in the original.

Columbia Pictures

Godzilla (1998)

1998’s Godzilla was more about the toys than the actual film itself. Starring Matthew Broderick, the film managed to make $379 million worldwide. While those numbers look good, the movie was still a flop due to its high budget. Fortunately, Hollywood learned their lesson with the beloved 2014 remake.

TriStar Pictures

Fantastic Four (2015)

Comic book fans were completely upset when Fox announced a reboot of Fantastic Four. Everyone wanted Marvel Studios to finally secure rights to bring this family into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In protest, fans decided to boycott the reboot, which became one of 2015’s most poorly reviewed movies. Thankfully, Fantastic Four will finally be in the right hands due to the Fox/Disney merger.

Marvel/Fox

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These Celebrity Doppelgangers From The Past Have Us Seeing Double

Time travel is a mystifying concept. Much like the idea of extraterrestrial life, it has captured the human imagination for as long as we have existed. Today, it’s at the forefront of famous movie plots, most famously ‘Back to the Future,’ and pops up in late-night conversations about the universe and meaning of life. As of now, scientists have not been able to confirm whether traveling through time is possible, and though there isn’t any kind of hard evidence that proves human beings can time travel, these photos of celebrities alongside what appear to be them in other time periods will sure make you wonder.

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Is It Even Christmas If You Haven’t Seen Die Hard Yet?

The Holiday Season is upon us and you know what that means – time to watch Die Hard! Your televisions and movie theaters are probably already flooded with cheesy Christmas movies, and the radio is just Mariah Carey’s “All I want For Christmas Is You,” but there’s one thing that we can all agree on, Die Hard is a perfect piece of holiday cheer. We know the debate has raged on for nearly 30 years: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? We’ve done the leg work (watched Die Hard so many times we’ve lost count) and we have the definitive answer. Yippee ki-yay it’s Die Hard season!

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Black Friday Inspiration: The Most Bizarre Celebrity Purchases

Black Friday is just around the corner, with plenty of deals gearing up the holiday season. Though most of us are excited to save on big purchases, these celebrities thought money was no issue for their grandiose purchase. Instead of following these five celebrities' lead on Black Friday, you'll hopefully end up with some cash still in your pocket after the shopping...

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