Top 10 Worst Changes in Movie Remakes

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If it ain’t broke don’t fix it! For this list, we’re looking at changes in remakes that had us wishing they’d just left the original alone. And yes, of COURSE we included Godzilla’s design in “Godzilla” (1998) - along with changes in “I Am Legend” (2007), “The Karate Kid” (2010), “The Stepford Wives” (2004), and more! What change really ticked YOU off in a movie remake? Let us know in the comments!
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Robby Claire
Robby Claire 3 days ago
Mean girls should not be touched nor should Harry potter
Carol Ley
Carol Ley 8 days ago
Yes! Someone thinks the Tim burton version Charlie and the chocolate factory is not worth comparing to original with gene wilder!
Carol Ley
Carol Ley 8 days ago
Can't believe Godzilla made it onto this list! It's still one of my fave movies.
ღSwnsasyღ _
ღSwnsasyღ _ Month ago
I couldn't watch the Karate kid remake crap.. You will never do that justice... Nope!
Judy M.
Judy M. Month ago
You forgot the horrible remake of Ghost Busters.
Fox Hamilton
Fox Hamilton Month ago
You should've mentioned the remakes of Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween. And Carrie.
Gary Zimmerman
Gary Zimmerman Month ago
The Karate Kid.... #1 rule for the tournament.... NO HEAD KICKS... hero wins with HEAD KICK.... BOTH MOVIES SUCKED!
Gruescu Ciprian
Gruescu Ciprian Month ago
RoboCop remake was the worst i ever saw. Also i read that Disney wants to make a remake of Home Alone. It's nothing sacred anymore? I hope some genius doesn't get the idea the do a Die Hard remake. That movie doesn't need one.
DisneyVillainsFan 16
Even if Tim Burton's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory wasn't as good as the original 1971 Adaptation, at least it was more faithful to the book and gave Willy Wonka a backstory. Also, at least we got to see the Rotten 4 children leave the factory onscreen, unlike in the original film where Willy Wonka just says that the other children will be fine, but they don't actually leave the factory onscreen, making me wonder if they ever survived the factory . . .
ironmania2003 2 months ago
I think the change to the Beauty & the Beast remake was a good one. It not only showed how far Gaston was beyond redemption, but also showed how Lefou had some good in him.
Moonbeam 87
Moonbeam 87 2 months ago
And the 1959 Ben-Hur was a Remake from the 1925 Silent Film, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, And now there's a 2016 Version, I haven't even seen the first 2 Versions.
mustajaska 3 months ago
remake of total recall is hell without devil!
Reči Woltrax
Reči Woltrax 3 months ago
You should make a Top 10 Good Movies With Wrong Names and have Tristar Godzilla there
Jared Walker
Jared Walker 3 months ago
Watch mojo you are so outdated. By now a lot of people have made up their minds about the movies you say are bad Like Spider-Man 3, a lot of people now seem to like this movie. You just say it’s bad because critic stuff Godzilla 98, a lot of people seem to find it okay or love it and say it is a Beast from 20 000 Fathoms instead Move on to the future instead of living in the past.
Gene Burgess
Gene Burgess 3 months ago
Both total recall movies were awsome
Celeste Heron
Celeste Heron 4 months ago
I’m Samuel Jackson enough is enough I’ve had it with you hating Willy Wonka starring Johnny Depp it is a 83% on rotten tomatoes and it’s more faithful to Roald dahl book
Zak Aziz
Zak Aziz 4 months ago
And clash of the titans 2010 looks sounds and has better performances the the horrible looking original
Zak Aziz
Zak Aziz 4 months ago
Wat is wrong with iam legend it’s not a zombie movie it’s a survival horror movie get your facts right
Zak Aziz
Zak Aziz 4 months ago
I kind of like the design of the 1998 Godzilla if u t into dinosaurs the design isn’t to bad
Kate Astudillo
Kate Astudillo 4 months ago
Include Charlie's Angels 2019
Olle Selin
Olle Selin 4 months ago
#1: Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man
Michael Myers
Michael Myers 4 months ago
Joshua Schmidt
Joshua Schmidt 4 months ago
The Upside came out on 2019! Not 2017!
lucio fulci
lucio fulci 5 months ago
11. Starsky and Hutch. In that remake they are represented as idiots
Dean Everlean
Dean Everlean 5 months ago
98 Godzilla was horrible
Jonathan Sanchez
Jonathan Sanchez 5 months ago
what about IT 2017
Stone Sovryn
Stone Sovryn 5 months ago
I cannot believe “Red Dawn” didn’t at LEAST get an honorable mention. That was some steaming hot garbage right there.
Bleb Han
Bleb Han 5 months ago
The English version of La Femme Nikita.
Bleb Han
Bleb Han 5 months ago
The original Karate Kid was renamed The Moment Of Truth in Asia.
Bleb Han
Bleb Han 5 months ago
The Karate Kid remake used KUNG FU, not karate. Should've just called it The Kung Fu Kid.
Bleb Han
Bleb Han 5 months ago
Dunno if this qualifies as a "re-make", but the Tom Cruise Mission: Impossible turned Phelps into a villain.
Sunil Nair
Sunil Nair 5 months ago
Likewise with POINT BREAK. The original classic featuring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze was butchered in the 2015 version by noob actors
Laura Quellmalz
Laura Quellmalz 5 months ago
What about Oldboy?
Surf Surfing
Surf Surfing 5 months ago
Zilla looked the best to me; he paved the way for more realistic models instead of the man in a suit.
Wisdom Omon
Wisdom Omon 5 months ago
RoboCop and Ghost Busters should be on this list.
Robert Villela
Robert Villela 5 months ago
10-2 "They changed things we didn't like." Number 1 "they didn't change anything!"
Ben Finny
Ben Finny 5 months ago
So nobody gonna mention the elephant in the room? 2016's Ghost busters. chainsaw abortion of a remake
Valentín Rodríguez
Oh i hate the crickets in the background sound
C. ladimore
C. ladimore 5 months ago
wow ben-hur was awesome; and i didn't even realize they remade it. that must have been terrible.
Jadan Turner
Jadan Turner 5 months ago
chocolate factory wtf why is it on the list and also i am legend WTF why is it on the list
deputyseal409 6 months ago
I don't get why anyone liked Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, no offense to Johnny Depp.
Joel Sax CL ALB
Joel Sax CL ALB 6 months ago
The new ending of Planet of the Apes follows the book more than the original did. So when criticizing this film, this fact needs to be noted.
Pug acwc
Pug acwc 6 months ago
What about cube 2 ( practically a remake )
Ken Hyden
Ken Hyden 6 months ago
Rollerball! What can I say. The remake was totally pointless. The action scenes useless Even after 44 years the original still stands up and no one remembers the remake (probably why it never made this list).
Fernando V
Fernando V 6 months ago
While I love the first total recall; I really like the remake. Yes it's dumb and silly but love the action and scifi
phillychick 6 months ago
You forgot Robocop! Don't take an R-rated cult classic and make it PG-13. UGH.
Fredred zEpic
Fredred zEpic 6 months ago
Toho's Godzilla: NO ONE I MEAN NO ONE ON GOD DAMN EARTH WILL CHANGE MY LOOK TriStar's Godzilla: Let me introduce myself.
BuffysBiggestFan 6 months ago
FOOTLOOSE??? need to make a part2!
KcWolf Fan
KcWolf Fan 6 months ago
#0:Ghost in the Shell Hollywood can not understand the philosophy behind the original film. It is like a SHELL without GHOST.
Thebrowns88 6 months ago
“Swept away may look like a rom-com about a man and a woman that end up stranded on a deserted island, HOWEVER!” Lmao
Mikołaj Frycz
Mikołaj Frycz 6 months ago
I actually liked godzilla design from 1998 most xd
barbara brooks
barbara brooks 6 months ago
The latest remake of Ben-Hur focuses more on the relationship between Judah and Messala, who were blood brothers before politics got in the way. In the original novel, it is Judah who deliberately fouls Messala's chariot after placing bets that will ruin him. Messala survives, but is left poor and permanently crippled. In a work subtitled A Tale of the Christ, you might expect that after his conversion Judah would embrace the principle of forgiving and helping his former friend. This actually happens in the remake. In the novel, he turns his back on him, leaving him. Nice for a story subtitled A Tale of the Christ.
Gojifan 79
Gojifan 79 6 months ago
No we should thank the 98 it gave us more Godzilla movies
Werner Peeters
Werner Peeters 6 months ago
Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes wasn't that bad at all!
Kenny Dowdles
Kenny Dowdles 6 months ago
The day the earth stood still. Totally wasted opportunity.
5Moons Eclipsing
5Moons Eclipsing 6 months ago
What about Dr Doolittle, The Nutty Professor, The Honeymooner's etc., suddenly turning black?
flyhound97 6 months ago
One reason Total Recall didn't work is because there was no lesbo scene with Biel and Beckinsale.
KiraShiv 6 months ago
In all Superhero movies in History *Fant4stic* is the worst remake. It just made the 2000s movies look like Epic
KiraShiv 6 months ago
Actually as per my experience *Teen Titans Go* animated series in Cartoon Network is *the Worst Remake* in my whole life
wolf wing
wolf wing 6 months ago
...I get that this is complaining about the movie version, but some of these changes like total recall are based closer to the original book.
zargondm 6 months ago
The planet of the apes remake made sense, the passed though a time vortex and changed earths distance past. When he returns though it he arrives at the changed earth in the present.
Paul Cadwallader
Paul Cadwallader 6 months ago
I liked the 1998 Godzilla tbh
The Pikkewyn
The Pikkewyn 6 months ago
Yo godzilla all good tho.
Jeff King
Jeff King 6 months ago
Hollywood is just out of fresh ideas. They have to have at least 2 sex scenes, lots of cursing, and Socialism. Other than that, all they can do is [poorly] rehash what has already been done. Sad.
Christian Fletcher
Christian Fletcher 6 months ago
Some remake are good
Gary 7 months ago
The movie "Planet of the apes" with Charlton Heston is an adaptation of the book. And the ending in the book is the same as the ending in the Tim Burton version, which is another adaptation, not a remake. So this shouldn't be on the list. But the Charlon Heston ending should be in "Top 10 smart changes in book adaptations"
Seth Motley
Seth Motley 7 months ago
The new karate kid was better
Jeremy McKay
Jeremy McKay 7 months ago
Love Don't Cost a Thing urbanizing Can't Buy Me Love. They even use some of the same lines...
Todd Kerby
Todd Kerby 7 months ago
How in the mother of flip do you do a list of worst changes in remakes and not include the new Be Prepared from The Lion King 2019?
telemachus53 7 months ago
Lord of the Flies, first in black and white with some of the most memorable scenes in film. The second, a US version in colour which runs like an American kids sit com. The Ladykillers - really! How did they think they could remake a film which starred Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Cecil Parker, Danny Green and the adorable Katie Johnson. Must've been off their rockers!
Nycot 7 months ago
The first Ben Hur did not win the Oscars just for effects, it also won them for costumes, music, acting, screenplay, and others. Relying on CGI alone to save your movie is lazy.
Nycot 7 months ago
Gojira is the creature's REAL name, his Japanese name, and it's derived from the Japenese words for Gorilla "Gorira" and Whale "Kujira". Godzilla is the Westernised version of the name, but it has no definition.
Nycot 7 months ago
I just realized that 1997 Godzilla also had really bad special effects ... Like, they're the sort of effects you would see in a horror movie with a very small budget.
Nycot 7 months ago
Godzilla 1997 should not be considered as a "Remake" of Godzilla. Rather, the movie, and the monster in it (who's name has been changed to "Zilla" by fans) should not be associated with Godzilla, and should be treated as a separate monster altogether.
Lavrentivs 7 months ago
Surely the remake of 'Get Carter' deserves a place on this list.
Dannyphantom415 7 months ago
All the new disney movies
Eric Bonewicz
Eric Bonewicz 7 months ago
Why is almost every watchmojo video have physco as number 1..
Eric Bonewicz
Eric Bonewicz 7 months ago
Being from Connecticut I never understood that phrase by glen close.
Amy Fisher
Amy Fisher 7 months ago
Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka was just plain creepy, and that extra backstory tacked on at the end - which was NOT in the book - was completely unnecessary. Tim Burton has given us a lot of wonderful original movies, why did he have to remake something that should have been left alone?
Gopi Gandhi
Gopi Gandhi 7 months ago
Old boy This must be number 1.
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