15 Famous Movie Characters In The Originals Vs. The Remakes

Not every remake is darker and edgier! Just most of them.

1. Willy Wonka

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) vs. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka is charmingly smug, while Johnny Depp is kooky and unnerving.

2. Rooster Cogburn

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True Grit (1969) vs. True Grit (2010)
The remake made Rooster truly grittier. Also, his eyepatch switched sides for some reason. But hey — this means composite Rooster has two eyes thanks to the power of the Slidey-Thing!

3. Annie

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Annie (1982) vs. Annie (2014)
They’re both pretty adorable, but only Quvenzhané Wallis has an Oscar nomination under her belt.

4. King Kong

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King Kong (1933) vs. King Kong (2005)
Computers are amazing, but the old King Kong looks pretty gosh darn good for an 81-year-old movie.

5. Godzilla

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Gojira (1954) vs. Godzilla (2014)
When the recent American Godzilla was released, Japanese fans said he was fat. The King of the Monsters would probably prefer to call it muscle.

6. Douglas Quaid

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Total Recall (1990) vs. Total Recall (2012)
Arnold Schwarzenegger really looks like his mind is being blown, which given the plot of the movie, may or may not be happening. Colin seems very relaxed in comparison.

7. The Wicked Witch of the West

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Walt Disney Pictures

The Wizard of Oz (1939) vs. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Dang — is that really Mila Kunis under there?

8. Optimus Prime

The Transformers: The Movie (1986) vs. Transformers (2007)
There’s. So. Much. Going. On. Here.

9. Perseus

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Clash of the Titans (1981) vs. Clash of the Titans (2010)
The original movie is fun and whimsical, while the remake is Very Serious Business, as evidenced by the dark armor, jagged shield, and no-nonsense haircut on Perseus 2.0.

10. Alice

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Alice in Wonderland (1951) vs. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Original Alice was delightfully weird and trippy while maintaining a certain innocence. New Alice is pure, unadulterated Tim Burton. In 3D.

11. The Wolfman

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The Wolfman (1941) vs. The Wolfman (2010)
These look pretty similar, but new Wolfman is more ferocious while original Wolfman is sadder. More pitiable.

12. Maleficent

Sleeping Beauty (1959) Maleficent (2014)
Holy cheekbones.

13. Robocop

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Robocop (1987) vs. Robocop (2014)
It’s Robocop, but this time the suit is sleek and black. They literally made the new suit darker and edgier.

14. Michelangelo

Mirage Enterprises / Nickelodeon Movies

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Sigh. ~Technology~ marches on.

15. The Phantom of the Opera

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The Phantom of the Opera (1925) vs. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
The Original Phantom is horrifying but Gerard Butler is just dreamy. *swoons*

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