Action Movie Reboots That Have Our Respect

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The irony about movies is that although some merit reboots, others are better left untouched since they are flawless in every way. It’s similar to gambling in the sense that you have no idea what you’re up against. The objective is to keep viewers thinking about the original film while also giving them something new to focus on. As a result, here is a list of the top action movie reboots that we admire:


1) Favourite of action aficionados – Mad Max: Fury Road

One of the best action movie reboots.
2015 Australian post-apocalyptic action film co-written, co-produced, and directed by George Miller.

Although several action movie enthusiasts still consider 1979’s Mad Max featuring Mel Gibson, to be a legend, the 2015 reboot outshines the original. With Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, the film’s protagonist, and a distinct feminist theme, it won over viewers all around the globe, including many who would not otherwise bother to see a post-apocalyptic film about automobiles and weapons.

2) 3:10 to Yuma – The lesser-known blockbuster movie

Among the best action movie remakes.
2007 American Western film directed by James Mangold.

While the predecessor of this film was a great thriller, the modern adaptation is significantly more digestible and ages better. While the plot is similar to the first, a penniless rancher is assigned with transporting a captive outlaw mobster to the railway station in time for a 3:10 train to Yuma, the new one stands out for its acting and visuals. Christian Bale as the rancher and Russell Crowe as the outlaw are both outstanding actors. The ominous portrayal of Ben Foster as Charlie Prince, though, is probably the film’s highlight.


3) The remake of a remake – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Action movie remake of a remake: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2011 American science fiction action film, first in the new Planet of the Apes franchise.

The prequel trilogy to the Planet of the Apes is fantastic. It tells the narrative of how a very infectious and dangerous virus sweeps over the planet, causing apes to become intellectual and humans to revert to their primordial state. The remake is quite close to the original in terms of quality, with superb CGI and an incredible performance from Andy Serkis as Caesar. Sure, the dystopian aspects of the second and third films are exciting, but witnessing an ape operate a tank is unmatched.

4) Internal Affairs adaption – The Departed

Among the best action movie reboots: The Departed.
2006 American epic crime thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese.

The Departed is a stylish, dramatic action film based on the Hong Kong blockbuster Internal Affairs. The American remake is very close to the original. However, it’s a much more gripping examination of character, allegiance, and deception that the original can’t beat. Martin Scorsese’s slick directing and the all-star cast, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, and Vera Farmiga, are responsible for this. Overall, it is one of the best film remakes ever made.

5) The remake that got almost everything right – Ocean’s 11

One of the best action movie remakes: Ocean's 11
An American Heist Action film directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Recreating or rebooting a movie is similar to covering an old song. You have to do give the original honor without completely rehashing it. Fortunately, Steven Soderbergh and his team hit the golden spot with the action movie Ocean’s Eleven in 2001. There’s a lot this movie gets right and so little it gets wrong. It has everything from the best actors to brilliant editing to a top-notch variation on the classic heist picture. If you can get beyond the arrogance, you’ll discover a fantastic criminal drama with a lot of passion and humor.


Written by Alfeeya Pathan

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