Will Smith in I Am Legend
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14 Movie Remakes That Blew The Original Out Of The Water
True Lies
Based on the 1991 French comedy "La Totale!," James Cameron’s "True Lies" follows the exploits of a husband and father who is also a secret agent trying to save the world.
Ignoring that Schwarzenegger blends in as a typical suburbanite, "True Lies," is a fun romp with incredible stunt work and action set pieces.
War Of The Worlds
Steven Spielberg's 2005 remake of H. G. Wells's 1898 novel has a contemporary timeline and vast, towering tripods with ominous and terrifying silhouettes.
From the brutal and overwhelming first attack wave through the abrupt end, Spielberg shows us the entire war. Tom Cruise, despite his star power, plays a convincing everyman.
The classic 1995 crime drama is a remake of writer-director Michael Mann's "L.A. Takedown” about a dedicated homicide detective hunting down a gang of professional thieves.
As the cop and crime boss, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are two sides of the same coin. The interesting nature of their symbiotic relationship forms the crux of the film.
I Am Legend
The 1954 novel "I Am Legend" had already been adapted twice before Will Smith's 2007 take as the last survivor on Earth after a plague turns humanity into beasts.
In this version, the "Darkseekers" are vampiric ghouls armed with preternatural senses, speed, strength, and endurance. They hunt in packs and are genuinely terrifying.
The Fly
Not simply a great remake, but one of the best horror films of the '80s, "The Fly" stars Jeff Goldblum, who brings just the right level of eccentricity and sympathy.
The original is a great B-movie monster flick. The remake is a smart and sophisticated horror film with just enough "ick" to keep the gore-hounds happy.