5 remakes better than the original

Today, Hollywood is no longer the original IP film institution it once was, but instead relies on massive sprawling franchises, spin-offs, and of course remakes. With that in mind, here are the five remakes that are better than the original, which in itself is rare, for example, no one thinks Colin Farrell’s remake of Total recall is better than Arnie’s original, isn’t it?

Casino Royale (2006)

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Casino Royale

The first of Daniel Craig’s Bond movies and arguably the best, you might be surprised to know that this is actually a remake. Clearly, James Bond is a long-running cinematic character based on Ian Fleming’s novels, played by several different actors over the nearly sixty years we’ve had him on screen. The original Casino Royale couldn’t be further from the brooding, gritty, grounded version we got in 2006, in that it’s a campy comedy and with a lot less parkour and heart attacks in it. a car.

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True Grit (2010)

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The real courage

The Coen Brothers took it upon themselves to remake this Western, with the original set back in 1969. Following much of the same story beats as the original, in Coen Brothers fashion, they put their own unique spin on it. to the film, elevating it in many ways the original couldn’t manage. Westerns are big on remakes, with several over the years, but this would be the only one worthy of these five remakes better than the original list.

Oceans 11 (2001)

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Oceans 11

With an equally star-studded cast as the original featuring the Rat Pack in the ’60s, the remake modernized the original with many beneficial changes throughout the film. While the two sequels that followed weren’t exactly up to snuff, it was at least entertaining and brought the premise to a whole new generation that wouldn’t have seen the original.

It’s Chapter One and Two (2017, 2019)

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I’m not the biggest fan of the original It, just for full disclosure, but both recent remakes are widely believed to be superior to the original, especially the first part. By focusing much more on Pennywise on both films than on the original, it also fleshes out the children’s stories significantly and adds a lot to the novel that wasn’t in the original at all, but thankfully still takes the decision to leave out the infamous orgy scene from the novel.

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The Fly (1986)


Arguably the greatest and most recognizable film of Jeff Goldblum’s long career other than obviously jurassic park, Fly is a remake of the 1958 film of the same name. Known for his body-horror prosthetic makeup, overall terrifying special effects, and generally for simply being one of the 80s horrors that isn’t a slasher, Fly all ups from the original.

So there are my entries for five remakes better than the original, but what would you have included? And do you disagree with any of mine? Let us know in the comments.

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