Weekend Binge: After The Little Mermaid, watch these 5 remakes
Who doesn’t love a good movie? However, some movies don’t age well while others stand the test of time. And, this is when Remake steps in. From classic films to box-office disasters, filmmakers have been attracted over the years to remake films and adapt a time-tested story for new audiences. While some fail to impress the cine-goers, many manage to outdo the vision of the original. At least most remakes start the debate with new versus old. One such film that is at the center of the remake debate is The Little Mermaid. The live-action remake of the Disney animated classic stars Halle Bailey in the title role.
If all the chatter about the new The Little Mermaid and old Disney favorites has you curious about other remakes in Hollywood, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of five movies — all remakes — that you can watch over the weekend.
The Mummy – Prime Video
We don’t blame you if we say ‘The Mummy’ and the first names that come to mind are Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Apart from the sizzling chemistry between the lead pair, the film was an adventure on celluloid. However, this 1999 film is actually a remake of the 1932 version of the same name. The original Supernatural film was directed by Karl Freund.
A Star is Born – Prime Video
This should be a no-brainer. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – who also directs the film – A Star Is Born is a story of love and loss, woven together with beautiful music. The Oscar winning film is a remake of the same 1937 film which was remade twice in 1954 and 1976. The film Aashiqui 2 is also a remake of the same source material.
Ocean’s 11 – Netflix
If you thought the 2001 film starring a host of superstars including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon was the start of the stylish heist drama franchise, you’re wrong. Ocean’s 11 is largely a remake of the 1960 film of the same name. The original also featured a star-studded cast including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and Dean Martin.
Scarface – Prime Video
Scarface is also a remake of one of Al Pacino’s most successful movies. The 1983 film is a remake of the 1932 film, which in turn is based on the 1929 novel of the same name. However, in an example of a remake that wasn’t afraid to push the envelope and make changes, Scarface starring Al Pacino follows the story of a refugee who comes to Miami from Cuba, while the original is set in Chicago.
You’ve Got Mail – Prime Video
If you’re a fan of heartwarming romantic comedies, chances are you’ve heard of You’ve Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. 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 Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood.
Tell us your pick from the list.