Top 10 Worst Changes in Movie Remakes

  • Published on Aug 18, 2019
  • 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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  • Thebrowns88
    Thebrowns88 Day 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 Day ago

    I actually liked godzilla design from 1998 most xd

  • barbara brooks
    barbara brooks Day 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 Day ago

    No we should thank the 98 it gave us more Godzilla movies

  • Werner Peeters
    Werner Peeters 2 days ago

    Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes wasn't that bad at all!

  • Kenny Dowdles
    Kenny Dowdles 4 days ago

    The day the earth stood still. Totally wasted opportunity.

  • 5Moons Eclipsing
    5Moons Eclipsing 4 days ago

    What about Dr Doolittle, The Nutty Professor, The Honeymooner's etc., suddenly turning black?

  • flyhound97
    flyhound97 5 days ago

    One reason Total Recall didn't work is because there was no lesbo scene with Biel and Beckinsale.

  • Prime
    Prime 7 days ago

    In all Superhero movies in History *Fant4stic* is the worst remake. It just made the 2000s movies look like Epic

  • Prime
    Prime 7 days 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 9 days 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
    zargondm 10 days 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 11 days ago

    I liked the 1998 Godzilla tbh

  • Congo Man Dan-
    Congo Man Dan- 15 days ago

    Yo godzilla all good tho.

  • Jeff King
    Jeff King 15 days 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.

  • Christian Fletcher
    Christian Fletcher 16 days ago

    Some remake are good

  • Gary
    Gary 18 days 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"

  • Fame Little
    Fame Little 21 day ago

    The new karate kid was better

  • Jeremy McKay
    Jeremy McKay 22 days 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 22 days 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
    telemachus53 22 days 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
    Nycot 22 days 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
    Nycot 22 days 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
    Nycot 22 days 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
    Nycot 22 days 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
    Lavrentivs 23 days ago

    Surely the remake of 'Get Carter' deserves a place on this list.

  • Dannyphantom415
    Dannyphantom415 23 days ago

    All the new disney movies

  • Eric Bonewicz
    Eric Bonewicz 23 days ago

    Why is almost every watchmojo video have physco as number 1..

  • Eric Bonewicz
    Eric Bonewicz 23 days ago

    Being from Connecticut I never understood that phrase by glen close.

  • Amy Fisher
    Amy Fisher 24 days 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 24 days ago

    Old boy
    This must be number 1.

  • Alejandro Elvira
    Alejandro Elvira 25 days ago

    Charlie and the chocolate factory is'nt quite bad as said.

  • WHD Studios 2
    WHD Studios 2 25 days ago

    Fact: 10:41 The Woman Getting Stabbed Is Jamie Lee Curtis's MOTHER!!! - Jamie Lee Curtis is most popular for her role as Laurie Strode on John Carpenter's Halloween (1978); A Baby Sitter In 1978 Who Got Stalked And (And Later Stabbed) By Michael Myers, Her mother, Janet Leigh, finally got a chance to be with her in Halloween: H20, Curtis has just finished reprising her role as Laurie in last year's record-breaking David Gordon Green's Halloween (2018), And is expected to reprise her role as Laurie in 2020 and 2021! - It was rumored that all 3 movies; Phsyco, Halloween, Scream, are all 3 horror movies that are based on the same very thing; An evil shadow wanting to kill for evil. Halloween, Phsyco, and Scream is set to re-air on our TV screens later next month as Halloween the holiday fogs among us.

  • A Fig
    A Fig 25 days ago

    Unlike Lil' Bow Wow, who was touched.

  • mszoomy
    mszoomy 25 days ago

    The Fog was horrid

  • marcress
    marcress 25 days ago

    How about remaking the Cary Grant classic "Mr. Blandings Builds HIs Dream House" as "The Money Pit (1986)" or "Are We Done Yet (2007)?"

  • geyik figürü
    geyik figürü 25 days ago

    i like zilla come at me

  • Andrew Small
    Andrew Small 25 days ago

    Trying to kill Belle's father is what you disagree with?! How about almost every decision!

  • Philosophy Love
    Philosophy Love 26 days ago

    I’m not one to comment, but I really despise the try-too-hard approach with the actress in a studio and painfully scripted false disingenuousness.

  • Uncle Quack
    Uncle Quack 27 days ago

    Mark Walberg sucks.

  • Camila Delaney
    Camila Delaney 27 days ago

    I Need a boy friend. :/

  • Planet Ape
    Planet Ape 27 days ago

    sh!t.. I didn't even know that psycho had a remake.., now i know :(

  • blazzee hazzee
    blazzee hazzee 27 days ago

    Emmerichs godzilla was the best one of all

  • Unpopular
    Unpopular 28 days ago +2

    I respect alot of classics but a lot are dated and bad but still get all the acclaim. Clash of the Titans i gotta say i enjoyed the movies. I would never ever watch the original.

  • Weirdwerwolf
    Weirdwerwolf 28 days ago

    The first Godzilla Movie was a metaphor for the fear of nuclear weapons but it was also inspired by the Movie The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms which could maybe explain why the Zilla Movie took place in New York.

  • Brandon Waugh
    Brandon Waugh 28 days ago +3

    1998 Godzilla should've been number one. That movie was less Godzilla and more The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

    • XR40
      XR40 27 days ago

      Thank you. I've been saying exactly that for years and no one had a clue what I meant. Nice to know others can see the connection.

  • babygirlatwell
    babygirlatwell 28 days ago +2

    i think the 2018 or 2019 godzilla was the worst. it looks like a shell-less turtle.

    • babygirlatwell
      babygirlatwell 27 days ago

      @Angel Pérezbecause i don't like the new godzilla movie you had to insult me by making a racist comment.

    • Angel Pérez
      Angel Pérez 27 days ago

      Well you are on a miniscule and wrong minority

  • Wolfsky9
    Wolfsky9 28 days ago

    THE all-time " WORST REMAKE, EVER " : Any attempt to remake Willian Wyler's all-time classic " Ben Hur" -----------the remake was so bad, it was almost ---------sadly----------funny. ----------LEAVE CLASSICS ALONE !! ---------------------WolfSky9, 72 y/o

    • Wolfsky9
      Wolfsky9 28 days ago

      The '26 version of " Ben-Hur" was the most honored film of the silent era. It was also the most expensive. ----------The '59 Wyler version cost MGM 15 million , the most expensive film ever, to that date. ----------In today's money that's well over $225 million. ----------The chariot race alone, took a year to prepare, & 6 full months to film. Charlton Heston spent 18 months learning how to drive a full 4-horse chariot. --------------------------WolfSky9, 72 y/o

  • Margie Whitteck
    Margie Whitteck 28 days ago +1

    They couldn't use the original concept of Godzilla because Toho Studios forbade it.

    • orc at war 98
      orc at war 98 28 days ago +1

      well i was watching a vid about 98 and no it's the directors choice to change the design and toho (even though it's a bad idea even early planning) said ok

  • Kalinin Dippy
    Kalinin Dippy 28 days ago

    new narrator is mush mouth. Any chance of getting somebody with proper diction.? This feels like a struggle for her.

  • Chris Cowen
    Chris Cowen 28 days ago +1

    How was over board or max payne or nightmare on Elm Street on this list

    • orc at war 98
      orc at war 98 28 days ago

      one:max payne was a video game then became a movie

  • Rik Metz
    Rik Metz 28 days ago

    You do know roald dalh disliked gene wilder as willy wonka, making him too serious. When you look at it that way, it is gene wilder who put his own spin on the character. Gene wilder looked better playing willy wonka, but johnny depp had the better character. Also the oompa loompas in 2005 the looked like actual small human beings, while in 1971 they looked like gingerbreadmen come to life by some experiment.

  • Betty Long
    Betty Long 29 days ago +1

    I could care less about the rest....but damn they made Godzilla a lard ass.

  • Adrian Frank
    Adrian Frank 29 days ago

    Robocop. Also, remaking Home Alone possibly. Don’t touch my Home Alone!

  • Jae Croe
    Jae Croe 29 days ago

    I enjoyed both of those Total Recall's 🥺🥺

  • David Carter
    David Carter 29 days ago

    I loved Beauty and the Beast!

  • Jonathan Parker
    Jonathan Parker 29 days ago +2

    Agree with Godzilla totally even though I liked the 1998 movie. Nothing can compare to Charlton Heston and the ending of Planet of the Apes. I actually liked the updated Total Recall movie drawing upon pieces from the original.

  • CHilla415
    CHilla415 29 days ago

    It's over 50 years old so it's not a terrible idea to give it an update? Umm... no.
    Just since something is old doesn't mean it NEEDS to be re-done. Fuck that excuse. Be original.

  • TobyBeau And Chris
    TobyBeau And Chris 29 days ago

    I understand when you talk about Planet of the Apes being a terrible remake of the original movie with Charlton Heston but if you've ever read the original book Planet of the Apes at the end of the book The Astronaut somehow gets the spaceship to fly and he thinks he's flown away from the Planet of the Apes only to crash land on Earth between his original time and the time of the Planet of the Apes only to be picked up by apes driving military vehicles. So, you can say the newer version of Planet of the Apes although a terrible movie, has a script more true to the book then the original Charlton Heston Planet of the Apes.

  • Craig Heller
    Craig Heller 29 days ago

    Don't forget that Heston's Ben Hur was a remake also