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'The Avengers' (1998)
Best part of the original: Sean Connery as a dyed-in-the-wool, kilt wearing Scottish super villain hellbent on weather control as a means to taking over the world.
Worst part about the original: A by-the-numbers, forgettable plot. When men in teddy bear costumes are the most memorable thing about your spy film, something has gone amiss.
Why it deserves a remake: If "Spy Kids" has taught us anything, it's that audiences love a good, campy spy thriller. As long as it's self-aware. While in a post-Marvel world, the name "The Avengers" is problematic, a tongue-in-cheek look at super spy tropes al la "The Cabin in the Woods" would drum up audience interest.
- Donna Dickens
Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures