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Five incredible movie reboots you have to watch in 2017

Relive your childhood memories with these highly anticipated movie reboots.

Brandon Chia

Published: 1 November 2016, 12:09 PM

As kids, we watched countless amounts of movies that left us begging for more. But sequels and prequels just did not happen for some.

Even though it might have been decades since the original movies were released, the first half of 2017 will be filled with five incredible movie reboots you must catch in cinemas next year.

1. Beauty and the Beast

We start the list with a live-action remake of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. Belle (Emma Watson), a beautiful young woman is held captive in a majestic castle by Beast (Dan Stevens).

Will Gaston (Luke Evans), the Hunter, rescue Belle and slay the Beast?

Just like the 1991 animated version, I am sure you can expect nothing but enchanting singing from all the characters, especially the magical castle staff like Lumiere the candlestick and Mrs. Potts the teapot.

Be ready to be reacquainted with this magnificent fairy tale!

Expected release: Mar 16, 2017

2. Power Rangers

Your favourite Saturday morning cartoon is making a comeback!

Set in the same town of Angel Grove, familiar characters and plot lines from the Power Rangers franchise are adapted to suit present times.

Everything from their Ranger suits to their Zords are given a futuristic face-lift. You’d want to bring your younger siblings along to introduce them to the Power Rangers you grew up with.

In this 2017 movie remake, Zordon (Bryan Cranston) returns and seeks help from five new teenagers, high school misfits Jason, Billy, Zack, Trini, and Kimberly, who join forces to form the new line-up of Power Rangers.

Zordon's robotic assistant, Alpha 5 (Bill Harder), will be back as well.

The question is, can these five high school students harness their new powers and massive Zords to battle evil space sorceress Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks)?

Expected release: Mar 23, 2017

3. The Mummy

Drop everything you know about the previous The Mummy movies. Unlike the 1999 movie set in the 1920s, the reboot will be set in the present day, with a new mythology behind it.


Tom was photographed on the set of The Mummy in the united kingdom.
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Egyptian queen (Sofia Boutella), who was unjustly dethroned, awakens to take revenge on the world. Tyler Colt (Tom Cruise) is the main protagonist who takes the new mummy head on.

Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, the original protagonists of the franchise, will not be reprising their roles. But you know you are in for an action packed, hair-raising adventure, with Tom Cruise playing the main lead.


Sofia is known for playing Gazelle in Kingsmans: The Secret Service.
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If you are a fantasy horror fan, you are in for a treat. The Mummy is the first of six movies held in the same universe as the Universal Monsters series. The interlinked series will include reboots movies of the Invisible ManWolf ManVan HelsingCreature of the Black Lagoon and Bride of Frankenstein.

Expected release: Jun 9, 2017

4. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Marvel Comics is back at it again with a second reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. This time, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is trying to live his life as a normal high school student after the events of Captain America: Civil War while fighting crime.


Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is set to make an appearance in the movie.
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The good news? The second reboot will not stray far from the original franchise. Peter will still receive his powers through a genetically modified spider.

But, it will be exciting to watch how newcomer Tom Holland will tackle his biggest role yet as this beloved superhero, especially since his predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, have done relatively well with their roles.

Expected release: Jul 6, 2017

5. Jumanji

Similar to the first movie released in 1995, the remake is rumoured to not stray far from the original version, other than the introduction of a new cast.

Jumanji is a board game that sucks its players into an adventurous world, where anything and everything is possible. The unfortunate players, who find themselves trapped in the game, have to locate an ancient gem before they can escape.


The cast has been spotted filming in the jungles of Hawaii.
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However, the reboot might offer Jumanji fans an unexpected comic relief, with its star-studded cast of actors like Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Karen Gillan. Dwayne Johnson also vowed to honour the late Robin Williams, who played the main character in the original and iconic film.

Expected release: Jul 27, 2017

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