Bollywood may be the largest film industry in terms of size and production, but Hollywood is at the forefront of the industry because it has a more global audience. Hollywood is known for making some of the best-made movies in the world, but many of its money-making movies seem to have been inspired by Japanese cinema.
Hearing “remake” or “adaptation” immediately sets the bar high for movies. There are also remakes such as midnight sun Also Godzilla(1998), failed to satisfy the audience, others such as Magnificent Seven (1960) and ring (2002) did a slightly better job than the original counterpart. For better or worse, these movies got the Hollywood treatment and became known around the world.
“Ring” (2002) from “Ring” (1998)
One of Hollywood’s most famous horror films, ring (2002), based on a Japanese horror film ring, released in 1998.Being an American director is undeniable Gore Verbinski He took a lot of his inspiration from the original Japanese film, but he still made it his own. ring (2002) was a phenomenal box office success and audiences loved it.
ring It was definitely scary because it relied on subtleties that ultimately gave the whole movie a creepy and unsettling feeling. ring, Meanwhile, it relies on jump scares for its horror elements and uses CGI magic to enhance, say, the scene in which Sadako crawls out of the TV. While some might argue that the original Japanese version of the film always wears the crown, ring It certainly did not disappoint and even garnered positive reviews.
“Bee” (2009) from “Hachiko Monogatari” (1987)
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009) was inspired by Japanese cinema Hachiko story (1987) and the true story of the loyal dog, Hachiko. Every day, Hachiko met his owner, Ueno, at Shibuya Station in Tokyo on his way home from work. But one unfortunate day, Ueno died and did not return home. Hachiko waited for his owner at the train station every day for ten years until his death in 1935.
Whether you prefer the American or Japanese version of this touching story, the true stories behind both films will leave you with an emotional wreck. visit the statue.
“Midnight Sun” (2018) from “A Song to the Sun” (2006)
based on the movie song to the sun (2006), an American remake midnight sun (2018) has a similar premise but a different story. It’s a love story between two teenagers.girl suffering from xeroderma pigmentosum, a medical condition that prevented her from being exposed to direct sunlight. And a boy who falls in love with her even though he only later learns of her medical condition.
But like many remakes, midnight sun Disappointing and received bad and unfavorable reviews.it wasn’t alive song to the sunreceived positive reviews.
“Last Man Standing” (1996) and “A Fistful of Dollars” (1964) from “Bouncer” (1961)
bouncer is a 1961 Japanese samurai film in which a wandering ronin stumbles into a village and meets two crime lords vying for control of the village. It’s been three years since the release of . bouncerspaghetti western handful of dollars,starring clint eastwoodhit American theaters.
handful of dollars It was a box office hit and everyone loved everything about this movie. However, except for one problem, bouncer. directed by Sergio Leone He never took credit for the Japanese films that inspired him. Toho Co., Ltd., it produced bouncerfiled a lawsuit against Sergio Leone for making unlicensed adaptations bouncer. on the other hand, last man standing Unlike the one released in 1996 handful of dollarsacknowledged that they were American remakes of Japanese samurai classics.
“Ju-on” (2004) from “Ju-on” (2002)
Any horror movie fan knows that Japanese cinema is where some of the best horror movies are made. For example, after being remade in America, ring ‘s proving success, Sony Pictures decided to remake the American version. Grudge: Grudge (2002) and the scriptwriter and director of the original movie, Takashi Shimizudirects it.
rear resentment It became a big hit worldwide, including the United States, and two sequels, Grudge 2 When Grudge 3went straight into work and was eventually released.
“Eight Below” (2006) from “Antarctica” (1983)
under eight (2006), starring in the second half Paul Walkeris a remake of a 1980s Japanese film, Antarctica. Antarctica is the stage. The story follows three scientists on an expedition to Antarctica and their relationship with a trusty sled dog that was left behind due to extreme weather.
Unlike many failed remakes, under eight It garnered positive feedback and was rated on par with its original counterpart. The American and Japanese versions were also nominated for numerous awards.
‘Godzilla’ movie franchise from ‘Godzilla (or Godzilla)’ (1954)
After nearly 70 years and 38 films, Godzilla It’s the longest running movie franchise in history. Godzilla It may be a Hollywood success, but its origins go back to the 1954 original. Ishiro Honda monster movie of the same name Godzilla. Japanese original use Godzilla It was a reflection of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a metaphor for nuclear weapons.
As the longest-running and most successful film franchise of all time, Godzilla will release its 39th film in 2024, with a sequel in 2021. godzilla vs kong movie.
From “Star Wars: A New Hope” (2007) and “The Hidden Fortress” (1958)
of Star Wars The movie may be one of the most famous and successful film franchises in the world in history. But without inspiration, it wouldn’t be as iconic as it is today. Akira Kurosawaof hidden fortress.
the premise of Star Wars very similar to that of hidden fortress: A tale of good and evil featuring two peasants or droids, a princess rebelling against an evil empire, and a battle between powerful foes. George Lucas I also didn’t forget to use transition wipes. hidden fortress Often used as a tool to move from one scene to another.
“The Magnificent Seven” (1960) from “Seven Samurai” (1954)
Like many remakes, Magnificent Seven (1960) has the same premise as the film it is based on. seven samurai (1954).of seven samuraithe fate of a village in desperate need of protection from bandits was taken over by one samurai and six other samurai who came to the town’s rescue. He taught people how to protect and protect themselves before the battle happened.
the only difference Magnificent Seven from seven samurai was set in Mexico and had hitmen instead of samurai.There was another American remake of Magnificent Seven 2016 with the same title Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt When Ethan Hawke.
“Pulse” (2006) from “Pulse” (2001)
pulse It is another American remake of the Japanese horror film of the same title. The premise of both films is similar: the people surrounding the two main characters begin to mysteriously disappear and die after finding disturbing images on their computers. These two films of his are similar in story but couldn’t be more different in execution.
Of course, the original Japanese film didn’t rely on CGI or jump scares, instead utilizing slowly built tension in a more realistic and unsettling way. In contrast, the American version inserted predictable jump scares and an unnecessary amount of CGI to make the ghosts “look scary”. American remake with 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes pulse It didn’t compare to its predecessor and, like many remakes, fell short.
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