And if you're expecting us to tell you that this movie will suck because 99 percent of all remakes are doomed to be terrible, you're dead wrong. Nope, this movie's gonna suck because 99 percent of all sci-fi remakes are doomed to be terrible. Don't believe us? Consider the evidence ...
4 They Aren't Very Good (and Don't Make Any Money)
Quick: Name a good sci-fi remake that wasn't the glorious Jeff Goldblum/cat-baboon vehicle The Fly. Remember, Star Trek was technically a reboot/sequel. And 12 Monkeys isn't really a remake, you snob, it's just inspired by a half-hour acid trip. Come on, there's got to be at least one.
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Maybe you actually liked Spielberg's War of the Worlds (or John McTiernan's magnum opus Rollerball), but the numbers say you're in the minority: Out of the 50 highest-grossing sci-fi films ever, only four of them are remakes -- and zero of them touch the top 20. Compare that to the horror genre, where the numbers are doubled and there are two remakes in the top 10. To show you how hilariously inept sci-fi remakes are at making money, the list of best-grossing examples since 1977 has Eddie Murphy's The Nutty Professor at #5, with $128 million.
Any list with a fat suit in the top five isn't a good list.