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5 Movies that are coming out in 2016 that have nostalgia written all over them
One thing I love seeing is a story that is re-imagined, and the year of 2016 has quite a few movies that are based off of old movies or books. I am here to show you my top 5 movies that are coming out this year that remind of the good old days.
The Book The BFG is a small children's book written in 1982 by Roald Dahl (he also wrote Matilda & the Witches) The story is about a small girl named Sophie who is taken from her boring life by the BFG, which stands for Big Friendly Giant, who has enormously large ears, even for a giant. Aside from kidnapping, the book was a fun one that any kid would love to read. They even made a cartoon in 1989. But seeing a live action Big Friendly Giant on Screen will be amazing and surely a jump back into my childhood, especially since it's being directed by Steven Spielberg.
The Jungle Book
I'm sure everyone nearly everyone Knows about this Movie and its predecessor form 1967, But I'm going to talk about it anyway. The Jungle Book is a timeless classic in both book and movie form, as a matter of fact, it probably didn't even need to be remade, but it is and I am exited for it. It has a lot of familiar faces such as Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Christopher Walken as King Louie, and my personal favorite, Bill Murray as Baloo. Nothing like a high Ranking cast list to sell a movie. In all honesty I am more than positive that Jon Favreau will do an excellent job at directing this film... (also he is the Ultimate fighting Champion, Leave a comment if you get that reference)
The Legend of Tarzan
Now this is the one that almost didn't make the list due to a minor technicality... It is not exactly a remake, it's more like a long awaited sequel. It is about Tarzan returning to the Jungle after he gets all adjusted to London life. There have been a lot of movies/books based on Edgar Rice Burroughs and in them We mostly have only seen versions of Tarzan before he goes to London and while he is still in a loin cloth, apparently in this one he put some pants on. This rendition of Tarzan will undoubtedly be a very good one especially after having David Yates Direct it (btw He also directed Harry Potter 5,6 and both parts of 7)
Pete's Dragon Is a personal favorite childhood movie of mine. I loved the song, I loved the cartoony Dragon and I loved Mickey Rooney. That movie had everything that a good children's movie had. This new movie however is a different story. It looks like it's not geared towards the smaller versions of us, but more towards all of us in general, and this can be a good thing. Instead of imagining Elliot as a clumsy, goofy looking dragon, we can actually turn to our friend in the theater and whisper (Dude that was so cool) because special affects now are amazing and they can make anything look really good looking, and Seeing Elliot fly at high speeds with Pete on his back is exactly what I am wanting for Pete and His Dragon.
Ben-Hur might not be on everyone's "i've seen that move" list but it is definitely on mine. It is a good story and a long one to boot. There have been a few adaptions of this Book which was written in 1880, but the 1959 movie is the most remembered. Judah Ben-Hur was a good man who had everything taken from him, including family and now it's time for vengeance. This story brings me to tears every time, especially after seeing Charlton Heston play Ben-Hur. My only wish for the new one is that they reach the bar that was set for them. Timur Bekmambetov, I'm talking to you.