Hey, everyone, Cloverfield Monster here back again to talk about more things. The Ghostbusters remake is now in theaters, and is already proving to be one of THE most divisive movies in Internet history. Many fans of the original are upset that anyone would even DARE touch a beloved classic as the original Ghostbusters with Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. Who knew a property as harmless and innocent as Ghostbusters could turn the Internet into a war zone, with one group of people defending this movie with their life, and the other ripping it to shreds and rooting for it to be a disaster, and making people debate whether or not remakes in general have ANY cinematic value. But, contrary to popular belief, NOT ALL remakes are bad. But, there are also some that REALLY are. So, now that the Ghostbusters remake is out, here's my list of the best and worst remakes.Keep in mind, this list if COMPLETELY 100% MY OPINION!!! If you disagree, that's OK. With that, let's go.
The Jungle Book (2016)OMG! This movie was simply fantastic. Seriously, I loved it. Now, previously, I have had no interest in any of the live-action Disney remakes mainly because I never really had much interest in Disney Princess stuff, and Cinderella was coming out as well as Beauty and the Beast next year. But, I was interested in The Jungle Book, mainly due to my love for animals. And this turned out to be really good, as well as boasting some really great CGI. While there are some things from the 1960's animated original I wish were put in this, that did not detract from my enjoyment of this film. If you haven't seen Jungle Book yet, I highly recommend you do.
King Kong (2005)
Now, those who know me know very darn well I LOVE Kaiju films. I love Godzilla movies, King Kong, Pacific Rim, Gamera, you name it. As long as it's good. And King Kong will actually be getting yet ANOTHER reboot next year as part of a shared cinematic universe with Godzilla 2014. But, how was the Peter Jackson adaptation? I must say that, in my opinion, it is one of the best remakes ever. Perhaps not THE greatest, but it is at least in the Top 10. Peter Jackson had a deep love for the original 1933 King Kong, and that is made loud and clear as you watch the film, boasting sweeping battle scenes between Kong and The V-Rexes, and faithfully recreating the iconic Empire State Building climb, and portraying Kong as a tragic, sympathetic beast. I had a lot of fun and was never bored of the movie, despite its three-hour running time. I highly recommend King Kong 2005.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)Believe it or not, for those who don't know, Little Shop of Horrors from 1986 I believe it was, was actually a remake too. It was a remake of a 1960's movie by B-Movie king Roger Corman. Though both the 60's original and the remake bare some differences, the obvious being that the 86 version was a musical while the 60's was not. I personally enjoy the 80's Little Shop of Horrors. The plant, Audrey II, was actually really funny despite being a creature that eats humans to fufill its goal of taking over the world. It actually succeeded in the original ending that featured an army of Audrey IIs destroying New York City, which was universally hated by test audiences and was scrapped in favor of a happier ending. However, the original ending was fully restored and you can watch it on Youtube. So, yes, Little Shop of Horrors. I liked it personally, and if you like musicals and monsters, you might enjoy this one.
Now, you know the remakes I like, here are some I HATE!