We’ve reached the end of the week which means it’s time to take a look at the best of the suggest! As you probably know by now, we picked 3 interesting ideas left on our Suggest Page this week and are giving them some much-deserved attention right here! But first, we posted the top 3 to our community tab over on YouTube and asked you guys which list was your favourite. According to the results, this week’s Top Suggested Idea is: Top 10 Movie Flops That Deserve a Remake! Based on your votes (which you can still leave if you disagree by clicking on the suggestion below), here are 5 movies that didn’t quite reach their full potential and could use a cinematic tune up.
#5: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Like most of the entries on this list, the reason for this film’s crash was largely on account of high production and advertising costs that simply far outweighed the post-release profits. The below-average reviews that critiqued Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne’s chemistry, among other creative decisions, a lack of brand power that sci-fi films like “Guardians of the Galaxy” can coast on and unfamiliar source material, were too much for “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” to overcome.
#4: The Spirit
Frank Miller’s neo-noir style superhero thriller, based on Will Eisner’s comic strip of the same name, was a certified financial flop and critical catastrophe. Having been released in 2008 when superhero movies like “Iron Man” and “The Dark Knight” were crushing the box-office, “The Spirit” simply could not compete, with critics harmoniously yelling at Miller’s directorial decisions and a release date that definitely didn’t help (Christmas day? Really?). The film’s stars Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson have since taken on new characters in the MCU, so a remake would require some fresh faces. Thoughts? Vote on the list above!
#3: The Lone Ranger
Victim to countless setbacks, including production delays, a potential cancelation and budget inflation, “The Lone Ranger” simply didn’t stand a chance. Critics ripped the film apart as soon as they could, complaining about the plot, the length and the decision to cast Johnny Depp as Tonto, a Native American. The result was another significant loss for Disney at the box-office. Do you think this film deserves a remake? Vote on the list above!
#2: John Carter
Considering this film, about a Civil War veteran who reluctantly becomes Mars’ hero, lost Disney $200m and became known as their “biggest flop of all time”, it’s safe to say a remake couldn’t do much more harm. The film’s demise was largely attributed to poor marketing and a weak trailer, which was a shame since a number of fans thought the environment and creatures in the world the filmmakers aimed to create had a ton of potential. What do you think? Vote on the list above if you’d be in for a redo!
#1: Green Lantern
The entry on this list that received the most votes was by far “Green Lantern”, the 2011 film based on DC Comics’ green power ring successor. Although the movie succeeded in remaining faithful to the original comic, the overwhelming consensus from fans, supported by a box-office bomb, was that it was tarnished by some pretty terrible CGI, among other things. Ryan Reynolds, who plays the titular character Hal Jordan, has publicly acknowledged the film’s missteps and has luckily found his superhero success in Deadpool, but what about the film’s own redemption? Well, it turns out the intergalactic peace keeping force will be ready for a fresh start in the DCEU in 2020’s “Green Lantern Corps”.
Which movie flop do you think deserves a remake? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to leave your own idea on our Suggest Tool; we might feature it next week!
Before you go, check out the video below for our pick of the Top 10 Biggest Disney Movie Flops!