Hollywood's worst movie remakes

Why can't Hollywood come up with an original idea anymore?

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    "Total Recall" The original 1990 flick, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, was a cult favorite. But the 2012 remake with Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale was met with horrible reviews. Jessica Biel even earned a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress for her role in the flick. Why can't Hollywood leave well-enough alone?  Let's take a look at some of the worst Hollywood remakes over the last decade.
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    "The Wizard of Oz" James Franco's "Oz The Great and Powerful" was touted as a prequel to the 1939 flick so many know and love. But it was neither great nor powerful. The 2013 3D flick was packed with so many special effects and strange characters that the story was completely lost.  (Disney)  
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    "Clash of the Titans" In 2010, Sam Worthington played Perseus in the remake of the 1981 film. Sporting a buzz cut (who knew they had clippers in ancient Greece?), Worthington led the cast of big-name actors like Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.  But its unecessary conversion to 3-D in post-production and a lackluster story left a bad taste in the mouth of fans of the original film. Even Worthington panned his performance. Ouch. Still, the film spawned two sequels. The equally-panned "Wrath of the Titans," and a third film due for later release.
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    The Karate Kid

    'The Karate Kid' A remake of the 1984 classic "The Karate Kid" hit theaters in June 2012. The unfortunate new version starred Will Smith's son Jaden, and featured Jackie Chan in the Pat Morita role. For shame. (Overbrook Entertainment)
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    'Alfie' Even the rakish Jude Law couldn't save this 2004 remake, which brought the original 60s swinger to NYC in the aughts. Just doesn't work. Check out the much sexier 1966 rendition starring Michael Caine. (Paramount)
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    "Arthur" The 1981 original version of "Arthur," starring Dudley Moore, warmed our hearts. But the 2011 remake featuring Russell Brand was just plain wrong in so many ways. If you're looking for a good romantic comedy stick to the original.  (Warner Bros.)
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    Planet of the Apes

    'Planet of the Apes' We're not talking about the 2011 version starring James Franco, which is actually pretty good. We're talking about Tim Burton's 2001 remake of "Planet of the Apes." Helena Bonham Carter in a prosthetic ape costume + astronaut Mark Wahlberg = silly. (20th Century Fox)
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    The Longest Yard

    'The Longest Yard' Adam Sandler takes the lead in this 2005 remake, as the original's star, Burt Reynolds, participates in defiling the football flick. Horrible. (Paramount)
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    'Psycho' Why did director Gus Van Sant need to remake the 1960 Hitchcock classic? This unnecessary horror film is a shot-for-shot copy, starring Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn in a modern setting. (Imagine Entertainment)
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    'Poseidon' Gene Hackman starred in the 1972 disaster movie "The Poseidon Adventure," along with four other Oscar winners. 2006 disaster "Poseidon" had... Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum and tons of cheesy special effects. (Warner Bros.)
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    'Around the World in 80 Days' This 2004 remake grossed a total of $24 million, making the $110 million movie one of the biggest flops of the decade as well as one of the worst remakes ever. Jackie Chan and his slapstick took away from the original Jules Verne adventure story, as well as the 1956 movie. (Walt Disney Pictures)  
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    The Stepford Wives

    'The Stepford Wives' Nicole Kidman loves her a horrible remake ("The Invasion," "Bewitched," etc.). The dumb 2004 version of the 1975 feminist satire forgoes any type of message for shiny, shallow effects. Actually, the movie itself is kind of like a Stepford wife. Ironic! (Paramount Pictures)
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    The Shaggy Dog

    'The Shaggy Dog' All you need to know about this 2006 gem: Tim Allen becomes a dog.  The 1959 original was an amusing romp about a teenager who transforms into an Old English Sheepdog. Unfortunately, the remake was a bizarre commercial mess. (Buena Vista Pictures)
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    House of Wax

    'House of Wax' Paris Hilton showcased her talents in this 2005 horror remake of the 1953 film of the same name, which is itself a remake of 1933 movie "Mystery of the Wax Museum." It's not good, but audiences did enjoy seeing the heiress trying to act.  (Warner Bros. Pictures)
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    The Pink Panther

    'The Pink Panther' Comedic legend Steve Martin was game for this ill-conceived remake of Peter Sellers' 1963 flick, but alas, it was not funny.  But Beyonce and Martin must have laughed all the way to the bank, because this 2006 version still made $159 million (and spawned a sequel). (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.)
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    The Day The Earth Stood Still

    'The Day The Earth Stood Still' Keanu Reeves stars in this 2008 dud as Klaatu, an alien sent to Earth to fight environmental damage (or destroy mankind). The 1951 version featured the theme of nuclear warfare and was generally much better. Even "The Shaggy Dog" was better than this. (20th Century Fox)
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    The Invasion

    'The Invasion' Nicole Kidman used her power for remake evil again in this unfortunate sci-fi mess. 2007’s "The Invasion" is conventional remake of a remake of a remake of a movie based on a novel. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
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    The Wicker Man

    'The Wicker Man' Why Nicolas Cage agreed to this horrible rehashing of the original 1976 thriller is a mystery. Critics called it predictable, laughable and loony. (Warner Bros.)
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    The Women

    'The Women' 2008 brought us the scattered, yappy remake of the sharp, sassy 1939 original. Populated with one-dimensional characters and stereotypes, this flick is just plain dull. (Picturehouse Entertainment)
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    Swept Away

    'Swept Away' While the original 1974 Italian film is a beloved European classic, Guy Richie's Madonna vehicle is possibly the worst remake of all time. The 2002 stinker featured the director's ex as a spoiled castaway.  It's incredible that Guy was ever allowed to make another movie! (Screen Gems)
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