The movie remake has been a popular trend for a while, but right now we are in a hot spot for franchise reboots – films that are not only redoing one popular movie from the past but also have to reignite whole series of movies. 2015 delivered a couple of big successes in this area with Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while this year will see the likes of Ghostbusters join the ranks of reinvented franchises.
However, for every one that works, there seem to be another three that fail. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, for example, reintroduced Batman to the screen. Though the movie has made a lot of money, the negative reaction it’s received should give DC pause for thought about where they want their nascent DCEU to go next.
So, what movies that were tasked with rebooting franchises utterly failed in their mission? Here are 10 such examples. As always, if you think we’ve missed anything, be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.