Best Movie Reboots Of All Time
These are our picks for best movies that rebooted a franchise!
Honorable Mention: Power Rangers
Rebooting a franchise is never easy, but these films pulled it off by setting themselves apart from the originals and keeping what fans love most about the first installments. This Power Rangers film is a very modern take on the teenaged superhero outcasts. The movie does a great job of setting up the characters and introducing them to the audience and each other. The character-driven nature of the movie is surprising and welcome. The action sequences also deliver and the sense of fun is enjoyable. Hopefully it gets a sequel which could explore more of the mythology.
10. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The Jack Ryan movies are the thinking man's action films. There had already been four films in this franchise before Kenneth Branagh took over the series to tell the origin story of the CIA analyst. The character was created by writer Tom Clancey in his spy novels and the role had been played by Alex Baldwin in The Hunt for Red October, Harrison Ford in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, and Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears. So, needles to say, Chris Pine had big shoes to fill, but he did so with poise making us forget about the previous incarnations. It helped that he was a younger more inexperienced version of the character, and it was set in the modern day. It also focused on his relationship with his wife as played by Keira Knightley which helped set it apart.