15 Movie Reshoots That Actually Saved the Day

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15 Movie Reshoots That Actually Saved the Day

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And, that’s a wrap! That normally signifies the end, but for these films, it was their new beginning. And a welcome new beginning too, because without some extensive reshoots, we might have never known how great these movies could be. Everyone involved loved the script enough to start shooting, but somewhere during (or even after) production, a massive problem became evident. Sometimes they were lucky, and caught it early, but as you are about to see, sometimes the entire movie needed a complete overhaul.

Don’t get us wrong, there are times when reshoots completely fail to save their movies. But thankfully, directors, producers, studio execs, and test audiences gave these movies a once over, and then a makeover. If they hadn't, we would now be living in an alternate reality where Rocky gives up and E.T. dies! Join us for those and 13 other movies that were completely saved by reshoots.

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, HAPPIER DOESN'T MEAN BETTER. The movie originally had a much happier ending, but Tony Gilroy came on during reshoots,and wrote the now iconic Darth Vader cameo that seamlessly passes the baton to A New Hope. CRACKED

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'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD THE MOVIE GAVE THE BOOKS A BETTER ENDING. Originally, Scott and Knives got back together, but they reshot an ending where Knives moves on. Creator Bryan Lee O'Malley liked it so much, he used this ending for the books that the movie was based on. CRACKED

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'World War Z'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS WORLD WAR Z RESHOOTS CHANGED THE ENTIRE STORY. Producers finally realized that the book it's based on lacked a real story, and after Brad Pitt called an early cut atrocious, the entire third act (40 minutes!) was reshot. CRACKED

Paramount Pictures

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'Mad Max: Fury Road'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS MAD MAX: FURY ROAD FROM A MESS TO A MESS OF AWARDS. Director George Miller talked the studio into financing reshoots. Не added more action, and expanded the Citadel scenes, which helped the overall story, and won the film six Oscars. CRACKED

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'All the Money in the World'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD THE MOVIE WASN'T CANCELED! After Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct, Christopher Plummer replaced him, reshot all of Spacey's scenes in only nine days, and got an Oscar nom for his work. CRACKED

Sony Pictures

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'Jaws'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS JAWS FROM LAUGHS TO SCREAMS. After audiences laughed at the cheap-looking shark, Steven Spielberg took a less is more approach to build suspense, and added character beats that spoke about how scary the shark is. You know what they say: Tell, don't show. CRACKED

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS GOOD THING HARRISON FORD GOT INJURED! After screenings, J.J. Abrams wanted to make tweaks. While Harrison Ford recovered from a flying accident, he had time to add Rey and Finn fixing the Falcon, which strengthened their bond. CRACKED

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'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL E.T. ORIGINALLY DIED! With a humans are the real monsters theme, E.T. originally died in military custody. Test audiences hated it, because they loved E.T. so they reshot an emotional goodbye (complete with flying bicycle). CRACKED

Universal Pictures

TheRichest

'Deadpool 2'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS DEADPOOL 2 FROM A MESS TO A MESS OF AWARDS. After test screenings, multiple audiences wanted more scenes with Domino and Cable. Reshoots added more of these lovable characters, and made a good movie even better. CRACKED

20th Century Studios

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'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS NEL CHAN ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY SOME SNL GREATS GOT THE АХ. Anchorman underwent reshoots after jokes fell flat in screenings, and a subplot involving hippie robbers was scrapped-which cut Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph out completely. CRACKED

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'Back to the Future'

MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS BACK TO THE FUTURE THEY BASICALLY SHOT THE MOVIE TWICE. After producers (and SSteven pielberg himself) thought Eric Stoltz was miscast, almost the entire movie had to be reshot with Michael J. Fox, adding millions to the budget. CRACKED

Universal Pictures

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