Last week saw the release of the much talked about Ghostbusters reboot, with some hardcore Ghostbusters fans crying out in protest over the remake. Despite the media claiming that fans were outraged by the female casting, more fans were upset by the unnecessary remake of their beloved classic and the needless repeat of the original film’s plot.
Despite the negative initial reaction, the film has since received a decent amount of positive reviews and even had the full support of the original cast. Smartmobile Casino conducted a survey to find out what other classic movies fans wanted to see females take the reigns of, with some of the answers already in pre/post production.
The very first Ocean’s 11 was released back in 1960, with a remake released in 2001 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, amongst a whole host of other famous names. This male ensemble cast follows a group of con men who want to do the impossible, and rob a casino. There is now talks of a female remake already, with Sandra Bullock set to play the titular character.
The Hangover was released in 2009 and quickly became one of the highest grossing comedies of all time. The survey participants named this in their top 5 movies that they wanted to see a female reboot of, even though we came close with the 2011 Bridesmaids.
The Full Monty
Surprisingly, there were an equal amount of male and female survey participants that said they would like to see a female version of The Full Monty. The original movie was released back in 1997 and followed a group of working class men attempting to become chippendales after losing their jobs. This was a heartwarming comedy and there’s been enough time passed to allow for a successful remake.
The A Team
The A Team was a popular TV show back in the 80’s, which was then made into a movie in 2010. Other than Jessica Biel, the female members of the cast were miniscule. This movie is an all out, action packed, explosion filled movie and would be interesting to see how a female dynamic would fit in.
One of the most successful independent movies ever made and Tarantino’s first film. Another crime/con men ensemble, Reservoir Dogs is a simple, minimalist plot that is purely character driven, something we don’t get to see a lot of actresses take on in Hollywood.
You can’t get anymore testosterone filled than The Expendables. These movies brought together the biggest names in action movie history, and people wouldn’t mind seeing a female version. This could be a little difficult though, with female action movie stars being very few and far between.
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven was a 1960’s western starring huge names like Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Yul Brynner and has already received a reboot with Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. We have never had a female lead traditional western, and an all female Magnificent Seven would have been a great move away from the predictable re-boot.