80s geek movie remakes we’re waiting for

Screenshot from The Neverending Story.
There are no shortage of remakes happening these days in the geek culture scene. Robocop, anyone? Some of these movies, the ones done well, are absolutely amazing in introducing a whole new generation to the stories we loved as kids. But when they are done horribly, they are doomed to fade into the pit of obscurity, which there is no redemption from. Robocop, anyone?

These are movie remakes we hope will happen.

E.T. (1982) – Maybe you can secure funding through an Apple sponsorship by replacing the class Speak ’N Spell with an Apple watch.

Dark Crystal (1982) – Mixing puppets and fantasy should be pause for concern, but these gems of obscurity can definitely be re-done beautifully with the right director (ie. not Michael Bay).

The Neverending Story (1984) – Yet to our sorrow it ended. Nothing says awesome like Clifford the Giant Luck Dragon.

Gremlins (1984) – Maybe this time we can finally learn how the “after midnight” rule is affected by different time zones.

Back to the Future (1985) – Come October of this year there’s no more future in the iconic Back to the Future. It’s time to go back… to the future.

Flight of the Navigator (1986) – Compliance!

Highlander (1986) – Yes it was remade once as a TV show but it is such a solid story. Only problem is the stakes are so high. Remaking Highlander HAS to be great because there can be only one.

The Princess Bride (1987) – I know, I know, it stands the test of time. It’s a classic, but an update would be nice. I mean it…

Willow (1988) – Warwick Davis will be in Star Wars Episode VII but when was the last time Val Kilmer did anything interesting?

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) – Bill & Ted… America’s original Time Lords.

There were others too that had us thinking. For instance, The Secret of Nimh, Beetlejuice, Weird Science, Labyrinth, and LadyHawke were all solid choices that didn’t make our Top 10. Thoughts?

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