Yogi Bear is such an adorable character that it’s difficult to accept the film reboot flop. Warner Bros. heartlessly misrepresented Hanna Barbera’s classic Saturday morning cartoon duo.
The underwhelming screenplay and storyline could not even be saved by A-list stars like Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake as Yogi and Boo Boo. “Yogi Bear” was deemed dumber than the average kid’s flick. Cover your ears, Yogi!
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
It’s not clear if there was a real need to adapt the mindless 1970s television series “The Dukes of Hazzard” into a movie. But it happened.
Some people liked its low-brow humor combined with Jessica Simpson’s objectified Daisy, but others complained it didn’t stick to the original. Also, stretching it into a movie created a lot of slow scenes, with many parts dragging on. Roger Ebert called it “lame-brained.” Even 70s fans of “The Dukes of Hazzard” were not impressed.
“Thunderbirds” is an acclaimed 1960s sci-fi TV series about interplanetary space travel and saving the world. It was done with marionette puppets, a then-revolutionary film technique. But then, Jonathan Scott Frakes and Universal got their hands on it and decided to reboot it as a film.
Unsurprisingly, it was a flop! People who were most dissatisfied with this movie were fans of the 1960s TV show. In stark contrast to the awe-inspiring special effects of the original show, the film's special effects were mediocre at best.
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" is considered a monumental achievement in film history. In 2010, an independent film based on Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, called "Birdemic: Shock and Terror" was released.
Arguably any attempt to remake a Hitchcock classic is futile, however, this film somehow managed to turn out even worse than predicted. The film has some of the worst effects ever seen and is often parodied for its horrible acting.
“Scooby-Doo” was one of the greatest cartoons on television. Produced by Hanna-Barbera animation studios, Scooby and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma, solve a mystery every Saturday morning.
Why did the adaptation miss? This remake disappoints across the board. Trading cartoon animation for a live-action movie was an unfortunate move. It is awkward and unfunny, and the charm of the original gang was sacrificed. Freddie Prinze, Jr. was even nominated for a Razzie. As Scooby would say..."Ruh Roh."