Top 10 Ridiculous Remakes

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Photo credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Photo credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Let’s get one thing straight. Remakes, most of the time, are a bad thing. A shameless excuse to grab money out of you slightly interested pockets. They’re not all bad though; the problem is that for every good film like The Departed or Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you get a slew of cash –ins like Nightmare on Elm Street or Oldboy. Here are the ten worst offenders.

1. Robocop (2014)

Before I see this abomination I had been quietly hopeful that a new Robocop film could do something interesting with the character. I was wrong, dead wrong. The Robocop of 2014 is a humourless, charmless, PG 13 insomnia cure. With themes including the war on terror and drone warfare, director Jose Pahadia had a chance to make a scathing attack on US foreign policy disguised as a block buster. Instead you have the incredibly wooden man (Joel Kinnanen) become the boring metal man. With lackluster action sequences, which most of the time you can’t even see what’s going on, and a talented but wasted cast, Robocop is a disgrace to the original film.

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