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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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After A Turbulent Few Years, What’s In The Stars For Celine Dion?

French-Canadian star Celine Dion was probably your favorite singer throughout the ’90s when she produced the second best-selling single ever by a female artist. Amazingly, Dion started her career at the young age of 12 and released her first chart-topping single by the time she turned 21. This was all thanks to someone very particular in her life. However, later in her career, things would take a turn for the worse in her private life, forcing her to put her career on hold and carry a burden that would change her life forever. Read on to learn how she overcame the most heartbreaking challenge of losing her husband and how she opened up about finding love again.

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Will A Fan-Fueled Petition Remove ‘The Last Jedi’ From Star Wars Canon?

If you're a Star Wars fan, you likely have some strong opinions on their latest release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If so, you are not alone. A passionate Star Wars fan created a petition to Disney to remove the film from the official canon. Surprisingly, it received over 100,000 signatures in less than nine months. Here's why: A Commonly Held...

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A Deleted Nightmare On Elm Street Scene Changes The Plot Entirely

In 1984, Wes Craven released A Nightmare on Elm Street, becoming one of the most well-known horror films of all time. The movie depicts the frightening serial killer, Freddy Krueger, who murders children and teenagers in their dreams. The lore behind A Nightmare on Elm Street has been fantasized for many years since its release, but this deleted scene changes the...

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