Who doesn’t love a good movie? Over the last few years, there has been a major influx of remaking classic movies and they have been huge at the box office. Instant classics like “The Dark Knight” and “Robin Hood” have made a strong argument for the bringing back of more classic movies and updating them with popular actors, better technology, and a newfound sense of nostalgia.
We all have our list of favorite movies that we would like to see in a new and improved version of. We also hold these films dear to our heart and don’t want to see a piece of art ruined by someone who was just trying to make a buck. The movies should stick to their guns and not stray to far from what they were originally intended to be. These are a few movies that I think could use a little revamping as they would only improve the value of the film line as a whole…
Back to the Future: McFly! Michael J. Fox is such a sweetheart and his boyish good looks could probably pull of another sequel if he really wanted to. I think his character should be portrayed by Zac Effron as he goes back to the future with Doc being played by Robin Williams. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to see that movie? My man crush on Zach Effron is not biased because I think he has a lot of potential to pull off a role like this and Robin Williams is crazy. Biff could be played by Seth Rogan?
Dirty Dancing: The lady friends are going to love this one. The late Patrick Swayze would need an actor with an air of confidence to carry on his role in a deserving way. I thought about this role for hours and the only person who was a great dancer and a great actor is the one and the only Justin Timberlake. “Nobody puts baby in the corner.” Another tough role to cast because Baby needs to be played by somewhat of an ugly duckling that could mature into a beautiful swan. And Taylor Swift has the innocence and ability to “have the time of her life.”
White Men Can’t Jump: Beelly! Nike remade the Air Flight 1s into a Hyperize so why not remake the movie too. Beelly Hoyle will be played by Paul Walker as he tries to hustle the courts of Venice Beach with Jamie Foxx. Ebony and Ivory are back with their love/hate relationship and. Nothing bugs me more than when a non-athletic actor portrays an athlete in a role and these roles would need to be played by actors with serious athletic prowess to match Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. I’m thinking Rosario Dawson could try emulating Rosie Perez as she studies for Jeopardy.
Neverending Story: You know you all had a secret mythical love for this movie. Bastian being played by Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter could completely reinvent this timeless movie. Technological improvements coupled with Morgan Freeman’s voice as the creepy, big, flying dog provide the necessary elements to make this movie even better than the first one.
Ghostbusters: Who you gonna call? I’m gonna call Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifinakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, and Mike Epps to epically (I hate that word but whatever) play Dr. Venkman, Dr. Spengler, Dr. Stantz, Louis Tully, Dana, and Winston respectively as they recreate the movie that had me wearing goggles for a 2 years straight (true story). They all meshed so well on “The Hangover” so don’t fix it if it ain’t broken and let them redo one of my favorite movies of all time.
Top Gun: “Maverick” and “The Iceman” are characters that will forever be in that big VHS collection in the sky. They need to be played by actors who are at the top of their game and could play the patriotic role well. Josh Duhmel has the strong jaw line and military acting experience from “Transformers” to accurately illustrate the role of “Maverick.” “Jarhead” Jake Gyllenhaal not “Brokeback Mountain” Jake Gyllenhaal will bring “The Iceman” back to lifein this historic remake.
Men in Black: It may be a little to soon to remake this 90s hit but fuck it. Will Smith was hilarious and made about 22 trillion on this movie alone. Tommy Lee Jones was serious and this was his last good movie. I have casted Drizzy Drake as “Agent D” and Robert Downey Jr. as “Agent R” to rock their wayfarers and black slim fit suits in this hip sci-fi hit. RDJ will mentor the hoodest Canadian Jew there is in his breakout film.
Pretty Woman: This was a tough one. It was hard to find a pair of actors with the maturity to do Julia Roberts and Richard Gere justice. I wanted them to be able to have that classy look while still being able to break the law and I think the best fits fall with Rachel McAdams and Patrick Dempsey. They are both good-looking people and I think they have the potential chemistry to make you feel like this was just a remastered version of the original.