Movie Reboots to Look Out For
The ‘90s were an interesting decade that gave us quickly forgotten but memorable trash like JNCO jeans, Beanie Babies, and Crystal Pepsi. There were however some bright spots in the name of TV and cinema. Shows like “Saved by the Bell,” “Friends” and “X-Files” were popular hits in their own right. Heck, even “Forrest Gump” was triumphant with 6 Oscars and a movie that has never escaped memory. Nostalgia seems to be cyclical every 20 years, because now we have Pokémon taking the pop culture by storm, “Full House” got a shitty remake on Netflix, and now all these reboots from the 90s are coming back onto the screen.
The Power Rangers- Release Date: March 24th 2017
The pop culture sensation, The Power Rangers, took the world by storm throughout the 1990’s. The TV show turned movie got decent reviews on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes in 1995 and also got several spin-off shows based off the original series. Today, the rangers are once again morphin’ onto the big screen. The movie will be based on their origin stories and how they came to gain their powers. Do you think this new flick will be mystically corny, or will the powers of CGI give us a breath of fresh air? Let’s hope for the latter.
Jumanji- Release Date: July 28th 2017
The highlight of the original Jumanji in ’95 was Robin Williams’ role as Alan Parrish. His animated self brought the film to life making some networks still feature the film to this day. Last year, Sony announced the Jumanji reboot, but some fans are skeptical how good the movie can be without Williams. His replacement successor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is currently one of the highest paid actors and Hollywood, and claims to be the biggest fan of the original film. Certainly the Rock brings a lot of energy and character onto the big screen, so hopefully he can do Robin William’s character some justice.
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Tomb Raider- Release Date: March 16th 2018
The Tomb Raider franchise has been going strong for the past 20 years. Since 1996, they have made 16 video games and two movies about the infamous Lara Croft. After 13 years on hiatus, a new Tomb Raider movie has been announced with the ever so talented and versatile actress Alicia Vikander playing the roll as Lara Croft. Do you think Vikander will be just as hot and voluptuous as the sexy Angelina Jolie? We can’t wait to find out.
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Scarface- Release Date: N/A
Say hello to the modernized Scarface. The iconic 1983 version of the film took the world by storm with Al Pachino’s performance as Tony Montana, which was also a remake of the 1932 picture. The reboot will take place in Los Angeles and will revolve around the Mexican/U.S. drug trade across the border. It will also touch base with inner-city crime and the effects of drug smuggling in American neighborhoods. So basically, it's a movie about present day events. “Straight Outta Compton” writer Jonathan Herman will be writing the script. The only question that leaves is, who can possibly replace Al Pachino’s iconic performance as Tony Montana?