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5 Reboots That Were Better Than Their Vintage Cult-Classic Originals

Unfortunately, many movies nowadays tend to fall on their faces when it comes to originality. As a result, they suffer from creative bankruptcy. Fortunately, there have been a few exceptions throughout film history that demonstrate that re-imaginings of popular movies can pay off in the end. While some of the fans had different opinions about what makes a good remake, it’s interesting that critics also had similar suggestions. With that being, these are the 5 reboots that were insanely better than their vintage cult-classics originals –

Ocean’s Eleven

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Fans and critics were in agreement that Ocean’s Eleven was better. However, despite this fact, most people felt Frank Sinatra and his team were still pretty awesome characters. Frank is a great guy who created a gaming legacy with this series. A movie isn’t worth seeing if it doesn’t make everything about being part of the plot interesting for audiences to follow along with. This star-studded cast is overflowing with charisma and viewers get invested because they feel as though they are witnessing high stakes as charismatic characters flirt with disaster and sometimes each other.

The Departed

The Departed (2006)
The Departed (2006)

It can be tough to satiate the cravings of a small niche market, but at times it is necessary to look beyond that when trying to strike it big. The Departed edges out its counterpart by performing well for its large audience. It does so with an astonishing cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. They both seem to be caught up in a never-ending game of cat-and-mouse. These two guys turn everything they touch into gold including the legendary director Martin Scorsese and William Shakespeare. And if luring this amazing cast wasn’t enough – writer and director Leo DiCaprio makes it a point to cross over into scenes playing opposite himself in character roles.

Evil Dead

Evil Dead (2013)
Evil Dead (2013)

This film franchise is a highly-loved horror property. The 2013 remake of the film added new, exciting dynamics to an already fantastic story that fans have grown to love and adore. In contrast with the original trilogy, the recent movie took a more serious approach for one core reason. It is to increase the number of actual scares available for viewers. Evil Dead will forever be known as a beloved cult classic, but now it has been pushed even further into excellence thanks to this fantastic new take on an already spectacular tale.

The Thing

The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)

Fans admire that The Thing was reinvented by John Carpenter. Some fans even said, The original is good. But some believed that the new version is better. Although it was not well received by many viewers at first, this sci-fi horror movie has since become a cult classic. And its influence can be seen in many horror movies released afterward. Kurt Russell does an excellent performance as the pilot named R.J. MacReady. His vulnerability to being deceived makes us feel more terrified than the alien entity itself. It’s absolutely one of the best claustrophobic horror movies ever made.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The 2011 American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was originally a Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson. David Fincher directed the remake, following up his success with 2010s The Social Network and 2002’s Panic Room. Since then, he has gone on to direct such blockbusters as the aforementioned The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008, Gone Girl in 2014, and 2015’s Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender.

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Prateek Chatterjee
Prateek Chatterjee

Hey there! I'm a content and copywriter by profession. Been like three years into this domain and have been a perpetual writer with Animated Times since last one year (approx.). A Marvel maniac and kinda Potterhead. Trying to articulate things simpler and thrillful to experience. Check out my articles with Animated Times here and do not forget to follow us on social media platforms for regular updates.

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