The Best Movie Remakes of All Time
The Remake – Godzilla (2014) – Rotten Tomatoes rating – 74%
The Original – Godzilla or Gojira (1954) – Rotten Tomatoes rating – 94%
The original Godzilla was directed by Ishiro Honda in 1954 and starred Akira Takarada, Momoko K?chi, Akihiko Hirata, and Takashi Shimura (Wikipedia). The movie launched the debut of the iconic ‘King of the Monsters’ and would pave the way for several spin-offs and remakes.
The film was not well received in Japan right out of the gates, however, as time went on, it would go on to be regarded as one of the “top 20 Japanese Films of All Time” by Kinema Junpo Magazine.
The 2014 version of Godzilla was directed by Gareth Edwards and starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass series), Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston. The monster movie remake is currently approaching 500 M dollars at the international box office.