Sometimes, not much time passes between the original movie and its remake or replay. Other times, the film is remade decades after it came out.
It can be a great event when this happens. With an evolution in storytelling and filmmaking techniques, and an entirely different context surrounding the reboot, the result could be a cult classic that trumps its predecessor (such as Scarface) or an entirely different experience with a magic of its own (such as mummy).
“True Great” (1969 and 2010)
While less than a film remake and more than a second adaptation of the novel of the same name Charles Portezin both versions, True grit A hilarious western movie about a teenage farm girl who sets out to catch her father’s killer with the help of the toughest US marshal she can find.
Both films, who are 41 years apart, have different similarities. For example, the overall plot planning and talented actors, the former featuring the likes John Wayne And the Robert Duvalthe latter with stars like Jeff Bridges And the Hailee Steinfeld. However, the Coen brothers (who directed the remake) have penned a grim, idiosyncratic tone that makes their version of the story a vastly different experience and one of the best Westerns of the 21st century.
“Planet of the Apes” (1968 and 2001) and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011)
the original planet of the apes championship Charlton Heston Undoubtedly one of the greatest science fiction films of the 1960s, it is a captivating story about a team of astronauts who land on a planet where monkeys are the dominant species.
Tim Burton She directed a widely disliked remake after 33 years, but Robert WhiteReboot / prequel The rise of Planet of the Apes It was almost as popular as the original, which led to a successful trilogy. Despite their differences, all three movies have something for everyone to enjoy — even Burton’s version, which has pretty dazzling masks and makeup.
“The Jungle Book” (1967 and 2016)
based on books Rudyardboth versions of Disney from jungle book Follow a boy named Mowgli, raised by wolves in the woods, as he sets out on a journey of self-discovery as he escapes from a bloodthirsty tiger.
Disney’s practice of remaking beloved cartoon classics into live events is becoming increasingly controversial, but it’s hard to deny in 2016. jungle book fantastically transformed. It captured the charm and charm of the original and added a darker, more mature touch to it 49 years after it came out.
Scarface (1932 and 1983)
In both iterations, Scarface He sees an ambitious and violent gangster climbing the ladder of success in the mafia, but his weaknesses slowly turn into his downfall.
1932 version of the film directed by Howard Hawks A seemingly underrated and criminally underrated movie, it is a thoughtful and violent thriller about the rise and fall of a complex character. The Brian de Palma A remake came out 51 years later, however, and managed to surpass it in popularity, becoming a cult classic that’s a must-see with anyone. Al PacinoBest offers.
“Nosferatu” (1922) and “Nosferatu the Vampyre” (1979)
Unauthorized modifications Bram Stoker‘s DraculaBoth Nosferatu And the vampire nosferatu, A stunning artwork about a vampire who takes an interest in the young wife of a real estate agent while searching for a new home.
The 1922 release was one of the first horror films ever made, and it had a long-lasting influence on the genre that can still be seen today. The great German director Werner Herzog Challenged by the story 57 years later, both versions are scary, frightening films led by one of the scariest horror movie heroes of all time.
“West Side Story” (1961 and 2021)
Based on the Broadway musical of the same name, inspired by William Shakespeare‘s Romeo and JulietAnd the West side story It is the story of two young New York gangs who fall in love despite the tensions between their friends.
While the 10-time Academy Award-winning film’s original release has a much more colorful and theatrical feel, Steven SpielbergReproducing it 60 Years later (a director’s first foray into the musical genre) brought a much more somber and powerful feel to the story, characters, and visuals. Both versions are equally watchable for movie lovers.
“Seven Samurai” (1954) and “The Magnificent Seven” (1960 and 2016)
Japanese author Akira Kurosawa He made many masterpieces, but perhaps none is as acclaimed as Seven samuraiFilm about a group of samurai recruited to protect a village from violent bandits.
The backbone of the story has been imitated and honored many times in film and television, perhaps most notably in 1960 with Seven Wonderswhich takes the basic plot of Seven samurai And he takes it to the Western genre. The movie was remade 62 years after the brilliant Kurosawa—certainly not as acclaimed as the 1960’s version, but both fun and charming.
“The Mummy” (1932 and 1999)
championship Frankenstein‘s Boris Karlov1932 black and white version of mummy The film revolves around an Egyptian mummy searching in Cairo for a girl who he believes is his lost princess.
Being one of the beloved universal monster movie classics, it will be hard to beat mummy In terms of popularity, but after 67 years a new version of the same name appeared starring Brendan Fraser And the Rachel Weisz. Its cult classic status has grown over the years as audiences fall in love with the incredibly fun twist it puts into the stunning 1932 story.
“King Kong” (1933, 1976 and 2005)
Story of the king kong character The film revolves around a film crew that discovers a giant prehistoric ape and brings it back to New York, where it wreaks havoc.
The creativity and passion of the 1933 original helped make it aged like fine wine. Remade after 43 years to an unpleasant reception, but 29 years later Peter JacksonThe story version (which is one of his best works), with stunning visuals and an even more interesting story.
A Star Is Born (1937, 1954, 1976, 2018)
A movie being remade three times seems like it’s soon going to be a cliché, yet you can find something to love in every copy of the movie. A star is borna story about an artist who helps a young woman find fame while his career declines due to age and addiction.
The original was a self-aware critique of Hollywood; The 1954 edition is a poignant and contemplative story of great complexity. The 1976 edition, although certainly weaker, has some amazing performances. And the film’s latest retelling, which came out 81 years after the original, ups the ante in almost every way to deliver a beautiful yet haunting story of addiction and love. It proves that an updated version of an old movie can sometimes be a good idea.
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