Name a movie reboot that is actually good

Mayne

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I"m scratching my head here. Was the Papillon reboot any good?
 

Zeze

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Nolan's Batman trilogy is destroys any of the campy crap prior. (Batman 1989 is great though)
Daniel Craig's is one of the best Bond.
Clooney's Oceans's Eleven (all sequels suck)
Pacino's Scarface
The Departed is a great remake vs Infernal Affairs (all Asian cast hong kong film). And I saw the original first and loved it.

Don't be a typical angry old farter
 
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dasherHampton

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Craig's Bond movies weren't really a reboot. They're part of a series that just goes on and on and on and on.

What they really need to do is introduce a female 00 agent and have her share a movie with Craig, and then boot up her own movies. That would be more of a true "reboot".

Female 007 was never going to work. That idea was idiotic.
 
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John Carpenter's The Thing remains the best example of a good remake.

Edit: I thought Papillon was okay. A Star is Born is getting a lot of accolades and for good reasons. Top notch acting all around including Lady Gaga. Would be surprise if no Oscar nominations were given.
 
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DigDog

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The Ring > Ringu
LOTR 2001 > LOTR 1978
The Thing > The Thing From Another World
Doctor Who 2005 > Doctor Who 1969
Jumanji feat. The Rock > Jumanji

there's probably more
 

Iron Woode

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The Ring > Ringu
LOTR 2001 > LOTR 1978
The Thing > The Thing From Another World
Doctor Who 2005 > Doctor Who 1969
Jumanji feat. The Rock > Jumanji

there's probably more
Doctor Who started in 1963.

Also, it's not a movie.
 
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DigDog

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Whatever because je ne suis pas bovvered
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zinfamous

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Craig's Bond movies weren't really a reboot. They're part of a series that just goes on and on and on and on.

What they really need to do is introduce a female 00 agent and have her share a movie with Craig, and then boot up her own movies. That would be more of a true "reboot".

Female 007 was never going to work. That idea was idiotic.

Casino Royale was a reboot!
 
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dasherHampton

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Well - the original was meant as a comedy, wasn't it?

They SHOULD reboot Dr. No. That would be fantastic.

Then I'd give you reboot for sure.
 

zinfamous

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Well - the original was meant as a comedy, wasn't it?

They SHOULD reboot Dr. No. That would be fantastic.

Then I'd give you reboot for sure.

mostly, yes. But it was also based on an actual Bond story, which wasn't a comedy, so it's material that has been around a while, in whatever interpretation.
 

Muse

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The Magnificent Seven was an OK bigtime superstars remake of Seven Samurai.

Scarface (1983) is a remake of Howard Hawks (1932) and is highly regarded.

I guess Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong was pretty good. I watched it twice in two days.

And yeah, I like The Departed more than Infernal Affairs.
 
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DigDog

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Dredd. Soooooo much better than the Sly version.
I DIDN BREAK DE LAW I AM DE LAW

you dont seriously want yo compare the Stallone masterpiece to the new one.
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Dredd was always bad. Bad, camp, stupid, and over the top.
Stallone wins because he *is* all these things before breakfast.
 

gorcorps

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Dredd. Soooooo much better than the Sly version.

That's what I thought. It was also one of the only 3D movies I saw in theaters where I actually enjoyed the 3D and felt it was worth it. Great action flick
 
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The 1993 TV Movie "Lifepod" which was basically a remake of Lifeboat (1944.)

It wasn't a great film, but it was a good movie, and it had a lot of "hey it's that guy/gal... but younger!" in it.