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13 Horrible Movies That Could Be Fixed With Just One Change

WWe’ve all seen it before: a potentially great film ruined by a problematic element.

There is no telling what form this may take. Maybe it’s a terribly cast character. A terrible accent. An insulting joke.

It could be a horrible twist ending that ruins everything that came before it. Or a pothole that could have been sealed with the stroke of a pen.

Of course, sometimes the problems with a film run too deep to just hope that a catch-all solution could turn it into an instant masterpiece.

But other times? Maybe the solution really is that simple.

Here are 15 bad movies that could be vastly improved with just one change from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to Spider-Man 3.

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Alien 3 (1992)

The biggest criticism of most people foreigner 3 was the decision to kill Newt right at the beginning of the film, effectively replaying the entire fight Foreigner totally debatable. It certainly wouldn’t have been hard to give Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) an excuse to arrive at the prison ship without smacking fans of James Cameron’s previous entry in the face.

Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3

(Fox)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

This classic film starring Aubrey Hepburn might not quite fit the description of a “terrible movie” — but one aspect has made it all but unwatchable for many modern viewers. I am, of course, referring to Mickey Rooney’s racist interpretation of a Chinese character. Take that out and the movie instantly improves tenfold.

Die Hard 4.0 (2007)

By the time a franchise has its third sequel, there’s a chance the quality will drop a bit (with all due respect to the insane endurance of the Mission: Impossible movies). Die Hard 4.0 was the first of John McClane’s outings to feel truly disposable, a numbers-action action thriller that fell miles short of the magic of the original. There was an easy way to give it a little more of that originality Die Hard Grit, but: add some real violence. The first two Die Hard films were released in the UK with an age rating of 18 (downgraded to 15 years later). The violence in number four has been toned down to appeal to a broader market – and has undoubtedly lost something in the process.

Doctor Sleep (2019)

In the first two thirds of its term doctor sleep was a generally successful horror film that – despite being a sequel to – well established its own distinctive mythology The glow. For the third act, however, the action returned to the Overlook Hotel as portrayed in Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic, and the whole affair descended into a dizzying mania of references and recalls. If you lose the Overlook, you’ve got yourself a pretty awesome horror movie.

Ewan McGregor in Doctor Sleep

(Warner Bros)

I Am Legend (2007)

I am Legend was hardly a disaster, but any fan of Richard Matheson’s 1954 book will tell you that the adaptation’s ending left a lot to be desired. Instead of Will Smith’s Dr. Having Robert Neville learn that in the eyes of the infected masses he was indeed the villain – the “legend” of the film’s title – the film simply saw him die as an unproblematic hero, losing all the nuance and deeper meaning of the story’s ending . It’s a simple change to make; A variation of the book’s ending was actually filmed as a deleted scene.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

There are parts of Steven Spielberg’s much-maligned adventure sequel that no amount of tinkering can save; Some people will always insist that aliens have no place in one Indiana Jones Movie. But there’s one moment that always made the film an easy target for critics — the scene where Indy (Harrison Ford) survives a nuclear bomb blast in a refrigerator. For real?

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

(David James)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Michael Crichton’s hastily churned-out adventure sequel had its highlights, but ultimately fell far short of the 1993 original. Perhaps the biggest problem has been the insistence on a godzilla-like “T-Rex on the loose in San Diego” sequence that Spielberg added just a few weeks before filming began. The original plan was to make this segment the focus of its own sequel – which might have been successful The Lost World far more coherent. As it is, however, it feels flashy and redundant. Also, the sequence derails the narrative at a crucial point in the story.

Les Misérables (2012)

Much has been said about Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the hit stage musical Les Miserables when it first came out. While critics heaped praise on Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, one actor drew almost unanimous contempt: Russell Crowe, who played villain Javert. In truth, Crowe’s performance is actually pretty good, but his vocals are wildly staged by some of his classically trained co-stars. Replace Crowe with a Broadway-caliber singer and the whole film shifts into higher gear.

Russell Crowe in Les Miserables

(Universal)

Passengers (2016)

In this sci-fi film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, Pratt’s character condemned Lawrence to a life of co-dependent isolation when he prematurely awakened her from cryosleep to join him aboard a luxury spaceship. As many people would have implied at the time, the film would have worked much better if it had started at the point where Lawrence woke up and allowed us to discover Pratt’s transgression when she does. Instead, there is no twist here and therefore significantly less intrigue.

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

how to repair Spider-Man 3 is simple: get rid of Venom. After the resounding success of the first two Spiderman movies, Sam Raimi should have been given carte blanche to do whatever he wanted with the third one. Instead, studio executives forced Raimi to put Spider-Man’s terrifyingly popular nemesis into a film that already starred two villains – Thomas Hayden Church’s Sandman and James Franco’s Harry Osbourne. Spidy 3Main problem was feeling overcrowded and underdeveloped. Those are two problems that the removal of Venom would have solved, at least in part, – and with it comes Topher Grace’s lackluster performance.

In Spider-Man 3, Peter Parker faced off against three different super villains

(Sony)

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

JJ Abrams’ sequel to the universally popular star trek reboot found a promising villain in Benedict Cumberbatch’s Commander John Harrison. When it later turns out that he is in fact the notorious franchise villain Khan, the whole thing unravels. Just let him be an original opponent – the movie would have been all the better for that.

Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Okay, so the “one change” needed to fix this franchise nadir is a pretty big and consequential one: getting rid of the Emperor. The decision to bring back Ian McDiarmid’s nefarious Emperor Palpatine after his apparent death Return of the Jedi, was a disaster. It was never really explained in the film – the explanatory line “Somehow Palpatine returned” – was widely derided on social media. Without him, the film would have found a much more compelling main villain in Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). In addition, a narrative that would not be interspersed with quite as many plot holes.

“They fly now”: “Rise of Skywalker” is considered by many Star Wars fans to be the low point of the series

(LucasMovie)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

It’s easy to see why Peter Jackson’s JRR Tolkein adaptation was split into three films – following the success of Lord of the Rings, turning this humble prequel into an epic endeavor must have been financially irresistible. But the results were undeniably dismal. A standalone one-film adaptation of The Hobbit would have made a lot more sense and had the potential to be much, much more compelling.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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