So why, when so many blasts are coming from the past, is Hollywood not giving the reboot treatment to one of the gems of the early ’90s? It’s an injustice that must be answered!
Death Becomes Her has some of the biggest names, not just of the 90s, but in Hollywood history. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (same guy who did Cast Away, Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) and starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn, it would be an instant box office success if it was re-released without any updates.
So why haven’t more people heard of it?
I brought the movie up at the office and was met with a cascade of blank faces. People from all walks of life and of different generations were all sadly ignorant of Death Becomes Her.
It tells the story of ageing friends/rivals, played by Streep and Hawn. After her husband is stolen by Streep, Hawn finds the secret to eternal life – but it’s not what it seems.
The movie made of $150 million dollars in 1992, 3 times more than its budget, it even won an Oscar for visual effects.
People remember movies like Gigli but don’t remember a bonafide hit? It’s just not right.
Do you remember Death Becomes Her? Here’s a little memory jog:
If you haven’t seen it you should, and if you want this treasure to get the recognition it deserves than spread the word! Death Becomes Her should have a remake.