Some tricks get better with time and technology, and there are some that cannot be repeated – the magic cannot be recreated. It’s the same with good movies. There is something fulfilling and majestic about these classics that their legacy must remain unsullied for generations to come.
At the risk of sounding like a rallying call to filmmakers, here’s a list of top 5 best Hollywood movies that we believe should not be resurrected at any cost. No remakes, no reboots. They are perfect just the way they are. So let’s not go ruining them, a’ight?
1. Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 crime masterpiece is an electrifying milestone in the history of film-making. The jumbled up eccentric set of stories with a clever method of storytelling just makes it better with every watch. This film features some of the most sizzling and iconic dialogues ever written; the characters are always talking, and it’s always interesting, funny, terrifying or audacious. A remake is is not only unacceptable, it’s a cardinal sin!
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was the most realistic description of space travel up until Inception came and shattered a few myths. He blended the pacing, the music, and the visuals very skilfully and gifted us with a movie that quintessentially stands out as the best sci-fi film the world has ever seen. It’s a shame that Kubrick is no longer with us but this is one film that deserves to remain untainted by modern Hollywood.
3. Forrest Gump
Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump, with Tom Hanks playing the character of a man with an IQ of 75, in all its innocence and genius, brings with it the complexity of being an amazing simpleton. Neither have I met anyone like Forrest Gump nor have I ever seen a movie quite like it. Describing the movie will reduce it to a conventional story, forget about someone trying to remake it.
4. Citizen Kane
Orson Welles at the pinnacle of his career in film-making when he gave us Citizen Kane, a powerful dramatic tale of a man mad with power and drowning in his own success. It captured the time perfectly and even to this day, remains a thoughtful and poignant tale of excess and innocence. Even the thought of rebooting this film should come with a stiff prison sentence.
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird is an unparalleled masterpiece. To think of a movie that had the same amount of impact that this film did is not easy. And who can play a strong headed, determined, warm charmer of a character like Atticus Finch better than Gregory Peck? Let’s face it, no one! No need to remake this classic. We’ll remember it the way it was, thank you very much.
We’ll remember it the way it was, thank you very much.