Remakes That Stand The Test Of Time: Weekend Binge Picks
Hollywood loves to remake films, adapting cherished stories for new audiences. While some remakes fail to impress, many manage to outdo the vision of the original. With the upcoming release of the live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, interest in remakes has spiked once again. Here are five Hollywood remakes that you can enjoy binge-watching this weekend:
The Mummy – Prime Video
The 1999 version of The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz is a cult classic in its own right. However, did you know that it’s a remake of a 1932 version of the same name? The original supernatural film was directed by Karl Freund. The film’s sequel and prequel, as well as the alternate version, were also released in the following years.
A Star is Born – Prime Video
A Star is Born, the 2018 hit movie featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, was an instant classic and a critical darling, winning an Oscar for Best Original Song. However, it might surprise you to learn that this movie is a remake of a 1937 film of the same name. The 1954 and 1976 versions of the movie were also remakes. Interestingly, the Bollywood film Aashiqui 2 is also inspired by the same source material.
Ocean’s 11 – Netflix
The 2001 blockbuster Ocean’s 11, featuring a star-studded cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon, is considered a stylish heist drama classic. But, the movie is actually a remake of the 1960 film of the same name, which starred Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and Dean Martin.
Scarface – Prime Video
Al Pacino’s Scarface is a cult classic and is one of his most iconic roles. However, did you know that it is a remake too? The 1983 film is a remake of a 1932 film, which in turn is based on a 1929 novel of the same name. The remake made several changes, including moving the story’s location from Chicago to Miami and giving it a contemporary feel.
You’ve Got Mail – Prime Video
If you’re a fan of romantic comedies, you’ve probably heard of You’ve Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Interestingly, the film is a remake of the 1940 classic The Shop Around the Corner. While the original is set against the enchanting backdrop of Budapest, the remake is set in the Upper West Side neighbourhood of Manhattan.
In conclusion, these five remakes are the perfect way to spend your weekend. What are you waiting for? Grab some popcorn and get ready for a movie marathon!