10 Terrible American Remakes of Great Foreign Films

Still image from "Godzilla"

Godzilla

Look, when you get down to it, we brought this 1998 catastrophe on ourselves, when we went and made Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin’s brain-dead Blockbuster Movie Product Independence Day a giant hit. But this bewilderingly stupid reimagining of the Toho monster movie classic still seems like too steep a punishment for even that crime, its perceived commercial failure the kind of course correction that feels, in retrospect, like justice. It’s really terrible, is what I’m getting at, and the less said about it, the better.