About fifteen years ago, Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer released one of their many inspirational sports films, focusing on a team overcoming great odds and diversity to eventually win the championship game. It sounds like most other sports movies, so why is it that even fifteen years later, everyone still loves this movie? In my opinion, it’s because this is more than just a football movie- it’s brotherhood and bringing people together in a time when people were splitting apart. The feeling of overcoming that keeps people coming back and keeps the movie on everyone’s list of movies you just don’t skip past when it plays on TV.
Some movies are so good that you just can’t help but want to see them again and again, but every once in awhile someone decides that they want to come at it from a different angle. Sometimes this works, and sometimes (okay, a lot of times) it really doesn’t. But what leads to remakes? And why don’t they all work?
*Potential Spoilers: Be Warned*
Firstly, for any of you who are huge fans of the book, fair warning- the second installment of the Maze Runner series, The Scorch Trials, takes a very, very, very loose interpretation of its original material. Continue reading