10 times celebrities shouted their own movie reboots

When Eddie Murphy, Meryl Streep and Nic Cage were called!

Hollywood is known for recreating iconic, cult-favorite movies. Most of the time, these remakes don’t match the quality of the original.

The announcement of a remake has been received with concern from fans of the OG movie. This is a bit to be expected. But surprisingly (or not) there have been times when the remakes have been called out by the actors or directors of the original film. Here are 10 such cases:


When Robert Englund mentioned the 2010 remake: A nightmare on Elm Street “cold.”

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Robert Englund is known for playing the iconic role of Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare On Elm Street. When the movie was remade in 2010, the character was played by Jackie Earle Haley and the OG seems to have issues with this.

“I thought the movie was a bit cold. We didn’t really get to see the kids when they were normal before they got frantic and chased by Freddy. That made it harder to connect with them, harder to care about what happened to them,” he said. “I think the change to a more ‘realistic’ makeup with fused features took a lot of the power away from the character. The strong nose and chin in the makeup I wore gives Freddy presence and strength. And I played Freddy as if he liked being bad, he loved his job. Jackie went a different way.”


When Jerry Lewis wasn’t happy with Eddie Murphy’s performance in the 1996 remake of his 1963 film, The Nutty Professor

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“When he had to make fart jokes, he lost me. Basically I said to his editor, if he wants more from me on a creative level, tell him to pull the whole series,” he said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly“What I did was perfect. And all you’re going to do is diminish that perfection by having someone else do it. I won’t go through it again.”


When Macaulay Culkin de Home alone Restart, Home Sweet Home alone.

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In 2019, Disney announced a reboot of the Home alone series. The star of the OG Home alone movies, Macaulay Culkin, took to Twitter to express his disinterest in the new movie:


When Gene Wilder released the 2005 version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory an insult.”

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‘I think it’s an insult. It’s probably Warner Bros.’ insult,” Wilder said in a 2013 interview with Turner Classic Movies about the Tim Burton remake of the 1971 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in which Wilder played the iconic role of Willy Wonka. He said that “he didn’t care about the director” and that he thought Johnny Depp was a good actor.


When Angela Lansbury Said She Was “So Unhappy” About The 2004 Remake The Manchurian Candidate

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“I’m so unhappy,” Lansbury revealed to American columnist Liz Smith in 2004, when the remake was released. “I’m so sorry they had to mess with something so perfect.” The character Lansbury played in the 1962 version was played by Meryl Streep in the remake. Lansbury also said she had “great admiration” for Streep and probably shouldn’t have taken the part.


When Leslie Jones Called Out The Decision To Leave The Women-Only Lineup For Ghostbusters 3.

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“So insulting. Like f*** us. We didn’t count. It’s like something Trump would do. (Trump voice) “Doing ghostbusteeers again, better with men, will be huge. Those women aren’t ghostbusteeers.’ Ugh, so annoying. Such an ad*** move. And I don’t give a f***, I’m saying something!” she tweeted after announcing to the original cast of . to return Ghostbusters and leaves the all-female cast of Ghostbusters (2016) was made.


When Michael Caine Said Jude Law “Misunderstood The Character” In The 2004 Remake alfie.

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Michael Caine, who played the titular role of Alfie Cartwright in the original 1966 film, was unhappy with Jude Law’s portrayal of the character. “At the end of the film, Alfie says, ‘What is it all about?’ But the moment Jude walks through you see a young man who knows exactly what it is all about. Alfie was kind of an innocent blunder, spawning birds here and there for a nice apple crumble, at the end he is surprised why everyone is pissed Jude who was so telltale looked like it was intentional and it became sinister instead of funny it just became a guy who doesn’t care about women he just fucks them and leaves them behind – a male chauvinistic pig but with knowledge I played an innocent male chauvinistic pig,” he explained.


When director Abel Ferrara wasn’t happy with Nic Cage playing the part of Harvey Keitel in Werner Herzog’s 2009 remake of his cult-favorite 1992 film, Bad lieutenant.

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The casting was one of the few problems the veteran filmmaker had with the remake. He wasn’t too happy with Cage’s reward for doing Bad Lieutenant: New Orleans Port of Call, or. “I hate these people – they suck… It’s weak. I can’t believe Nic Cage is trying to play that part. I mean, if the kid needed the money… It’s like Harvey Keitel said:” If the man needed the money if he came up to us and said, ‘My career is on the line,’ I would give him a break.’ But to take $2 million – I mean, our movie didn’t cost half of $2 million. That movie was made with gore and guts, man. So I really wish it didn’t upset me as much as it does. .. Nobody asked us Nobody approached us and said, ‘Would you do it?’ Give us $8 million and we’ll come up with something. They give me $20,000 and say, ‘Go f**** yourself.’ Give me a break! They don’t pay Harvey anything, they don’t pay him two cents. Ed Pressman sucks asshole in hell, period. You can print that,” he said in an interview with Filmmaker magazine.


When Tomas Alfredson Wasn’t Happy With The Americans’ Remakes Of His 2008 Movie Let the right one in.

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In 2010, Matt Reeves remade Alfredson’s film, Let the right one in, titled Let me in and, to say the least, Alfredson was not pleased. “Remakes should be made of movies that aren’t very good, that gives you a chance to fix what went wrong,” he said in 2008. “I’m very proud of my film and love it, but the Americans have a different opinion. The saddest thing for me would be to see that beautiful story become something mainstream.”


When Sir Alan Parker said he felt “robbed” by MGM’s decision to recreate its 1980 music drama, Fame.

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In an interview with De TelegraafParker revealed that he had not received any official communication about the remake and that no one had contacted him about the 2009 remake of the film. “I have never had a call from anyone – the studio, the producers – about this remake. talked to me about it, that’s absolute nonsense. Fame belongs to me. I spent months with the kids at school and then a year making the film. You do the job and make it the best you can, and you try to protect it. Since the studio is copyrighted, like almost all American movies, they can make a remake like this. It’s extremely annoying. There’s no other area of ​​the art where you can do that,” Parker said. When asked about his experience watching the remake, he said he felt “deprived.”

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