I had to put some serious thought into this. Lately I haven't had time to watch a lot of movies so I had to pull from my memories and try to come up with something. One that came to mind right away for not great remake was The Parent Trap.
Now, I'm not saying it was horrible or anything, Lindsey Lohan was even kind of cute way back then, but it simply does not compete with the original.
And it makes me sad to think that so many young people will see that one and never see Haley Mills singing and dancing with herself in the original.
Or the mom, seriously, the mom was so much better in the original. :)
My husband thought I should pick Dawn of the Dead as the best remake ever. He has watched that one over and over. And while it was good, blood and guts are not really my thing.
What I picked is technically a remake of a TV show, not a movie, but I think it should still count. Get Smart.
Steve Carell is always hilarious and he did not let me down as Maxwell Smart. I love Anne Hathaway as well and it was fun to see her in a grown-up role. (I know she's done tons since then, but that was the first time I saw her in a non-kid movie.)
Get Smart was funny and fun, and a movie my husband and I both enjoyed. (That doesn't happen often.) :)
Okay, and I heard there were bonus points for a song remake. :) I'm sure there are better ones out there, but I've been really enjoying this one lately. :)
Thanks Alex, Stephen, Livia, and Al! This was fun and I'm looking forward to reading everyone's posts. :)