The superhero Green Lantern was original created way back in 1940, while a 1959 update cast Hal Jordan as the lone human representative of the galaxy-spanning Green Lantern Corps. Made up of a physically diverse group of aliens, the Corps acts as a sort of interplanetary police force, with a pair of partner Lanterns assigned to each sector of space. And while I've been reading the comics for years, it's only with the onslaught of footage from the upcoming Ryan Reynolds movie that I've started to realize how much another movie borrowed from them 25 years ago.
Further developments were announced today on the progress of a film remake I had very much hoped would just go away, leaving me with the perfect cheesy mid-'80s kids' movie safely nestled in my memory along with catchy power ballads and squirt gum. Apparently, the Karate Kid remake is rolling along, with Jackie Chan joining the project as the new Mr. Miyagi. Therefore, I've decided to say to sweet fuck-all with the great memories, Hollywood -- why don't you just go and remake (and ruin) every film I hold dear? I know you're going to anyway. Here are a few films you could start with: