Name a movie reboot that is actually good

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Ns1

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Jun 17, 2001
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Ocean's 11
Departed
I hear the new "Star is Born" is good
BB/DK/TDKR (if you consider that a Batman reboot)
 

BurnItDwn

Lifer
Oct 10, 1999
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Mad Max,
I love the original trilogy and all the darkness of the 1st, the good badness of the road warrior, and the pure campy corniness of walker bartertown the 3rd.
Fury Road is freakin awesome. It might even be my favorite Mad Max movie, even though it's not "about" max.
 

BurnItDwn

Lifer
Oct 10, 1999
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Fury Road isn't a reboot, it is just another Mad Max movie. None of them really care about continuity.
I figured since it was 30+ years after the original, and had a different actor playing the main part, it would be considered a reboot even though it's got the same director as the original.
 

Zeze

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Mar 4, 2011
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True Grit 2010 was more true to the book, and a far superior film in my opinion.

I didnt get this movie. Yes I had fun watching it but I thought it was nothing special.

Was it meant to be just enjoying the dude (bridges) and matt damon doing funny banter?
 

Zeze

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BB/DK/TDKR (if you consider that a Batman reboot)
I consider Nolan's batman and Casino Royale to be remakes/reboot.

Yes I get it that they have different Bonds and Batmans throughout time, but Batman Begins & CR were a real fresh look at their heroes as more human than not.

And I love a well-done origin story. Both nail it portraying them as haphazard and vulnerable new agent or batman.

I actually though TDK was bit pretentious and TDKR was completely mediocre not that the nerd-hype has died down. BB was most wholesome and grounded in my opinion.

Same goes for CR. The rest were all awful. Spectre was an embrassment, worse than QoS. Skyfall was acceptable.

I hope Craig go out with a strong finish similar to Logan.
 
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purbeast0

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Sep 13, 2001
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Planet of the Apes.

The order in which I like them is 2 > 1 > 3 however both parts 2 and 1 were pretty damn incredible. Part 3 was a little out there, but I mean at that point you had apes who were as smart as humans for the most part so it was going to be a little cheesy.

Dawn of the Dead (as someone else mentioned)
Last House on the Left
I Spit On Your Grave
The Hills Have Eyes.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

I feel a lot of the horror remakes are better just due to technology. It's hard to watch older horror flicks and get scared. Sure I can appreciate them, but as far as being entertaining and just "good" movies to me, a lot of them don't hold up especially compared to some of the remakes.
 

ImpulsE69

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On that note. The new Evil Dead movie. I was not expecting much of it. (not Ashe vs. Evil Dead - that is a sequel of sorts, but also very good).
 
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How about the foreign originals that are better than the Hollywood remake?

Let Me In vs Let The Right One In.

Girl With the Dragon Tatoo was also a foreign movie first but I havn't seen it.
 

rh71

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Aug 28, 2001
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Gone in 60 Seconds
Planet of the Apes
 
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Cozarkian

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Based on its success, The Fast and the Furious is widely considered to be good, and it is a reboot of Point Break.
 

Ichinisan

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I didnt get this movie. Yes I had fun watching it but I thought it was nothing special.

Was it meant to be just enjoying the dude (bridges) and matt damon doing funny banter?
No. You are supposed to be impressed by the grit of little Mattie Ross.
 

Zeze

Lifer
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No. You are supposed to be impressed by the grit of little Mattie Ross.
Ah. It was ok.

This remake felt more like she was a plot device for bridges and damon banter.

As always, context is important. I looked up the novel on wiki. It was written late 60s. I get it now - the grit of mattie ross.

It's like me watching Rent in late 200x. Back in 90s the issues Rent tackled were hot issues of it's time (homosexuality, AIDS, bohemian lifestyle, etc).

By the time I saw it, they were no big deal. I felt like I was missing something why Rent was so influential.
 
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nakedfrog

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Based on its success, The Fast and the Furious is widely considered to be good, and it is a reboot of Point Break.
I thought we enjoyed the first F&F because it was bad... granted, I haven't watched any of the sequels.
 

CZroe

Lifer
Jun 24, 2001
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I consider Nolan's batman and Casino Royale to be remakes/reboot.

Yes I get it that they have different Bonds and Batmans throughout time, but Batman Begins & CR were a real fresh look at their heroes as more human than not.

And I love a well-done origin story. Both nail it portraying them as haphazard and vulnerable new agent or batman.

I actually though TDK was bit pretentious and TDKR was completely mediocre not that the nerd-hype has died down. BB was most wholesome and grounded in my opinion.

Same goes for CR. The rest were all awful. Spectre was an embrassment, worse than QoS. Skyfall was acceptable.

I hope Craig go out with a strong finish similar to Logan.
Wow. So few agree with your (and my) take on the Nolan trilogy, but it looks like we think alike.

Batman Begins was far superior. Motivations and actions were more believable and more grounded despite the setting (fantasy Gotham, not Chicago Gotham). It’s the perfect example of a comic book film adapting the source material correctly for a wider audience.

I don’t think it’s possible to more believably explain why a rich man might dress up as a bat and become a vigilante. With Nolan’s signature flashback storytelling, he nailed it.
 
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daveybrat

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I thought that the Cape Fear remake with Robert DeNiro was fantastic and better than the old movie.
 

sandorski

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Oct 10, 1999
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Night of the Living Dead. The original is a masterpiece in its' own right, but the 1980's reboot is far more entertaining and engaging.
 
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How about the foreign originals that are better than the Hollywood remake?

Let Me In vs Let The Right One In.

Girl With the Dragon Tatoo was also a foreign movie first but I havn't seen it.
I have both the original Swedish versions and the Americanized versions on BR. I prefer the Swedish versions more, but the American versions relieved me of having to read subtitles. And I actually prefer subtitles to dubbed audio because I want to hear the actor's original voice.