The original 1979 “When A Stranger Calls” was a horror hit because of its rather terrifying twist. However, the problem with rebooting a horror film is that audiences already know the twist is coming which makes for an un-scary and bland film.
Perhaps the scariest thing about the 2006 film was its abysmal reviews and 9% Rotton Tomato rating.
Who would've thought that a film about a ginormous dinosaur terrorizing a city would be so beloved that it would spawn 30 REBOOTS!
The film was yet another over-bloated blockbuster filled with big explosions and questionable CGI leaving critics and audience goers wondering if 30 Godzilla films are MORE than enough.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Bad CGI? Check. Weak storyline and script? Check. Pandering to audiences' sense of nostalgia? Double check. This remake of the popular cartoon was clearly just for profit's sake and left audience members disappointed.
The only positive to come out of this film was that it marked the reunion between director Michael Bay and actress Megan Fox public falling out following the "Transformers" franchise.
Tomb Raider (2018)
In an attempt to bring (an already flawed) Lara Croft back to life, 2018's reboot of "Tomb Raider" fell short due to its less than mediocre script.
This reboot was a great disappointment especially as most critics and fans praised Alicia Vikander's performance as the new Tomb Raider. However, it seems that not even someone as agile and intelligent as Lara Croft could give this film enough oomph.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
The classic piece of American literature, F. Scot Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby", has never had much luck when adapted for the screen. However, Baz Lurman's reboot of the novel and the 1974 film adaption was a major disappointment to Gatsby fans the world over.
While the cast, screenplay, and costumes were critically acclaimed, it was Lurman's over-reliance on unnecessary and garish CGI that left audiences feeling bewildered, but not in a good way.