A sci-fi dud who’s secretly rebooted a classic gets praised for his ambition

There are certain films that should never be remade, and it would be borderline sacrilege to even consider such a risky endeavor. On the other hand, you can go ahead and repurpose an all-time great as long as no one notices until it’s too late, which proved to be the case with the infamous 1996s Barbed Wire.

Playing for big-screen success at the height of her overwhelming worldwide popularity, Pamela Anderson was a smart move on paper, but in practice things hardly went according to plan. The comic book adaptation failed to recoup half of its $9 million budget at the box office and received six Razzie nominations, including Worst Picture, with the lead actress walking away as the winner in the Worst New Star category.

Barbed Wire
via Gramercy Pictures

As always, any discussion about Barbed Wire tends to lead to the discovery that the plot is almost identical to that of the legendary casablancaand while this stunning reveal takes up plenty of room for comment in a Reddit thread reflecting on the critical and commercial disaster, the film’s ambition is showered with at least the faintest of praises (regardless of how misguided it has proved). be), as well as the work of the supporting actors and a shockingly successful cinematography.

Recent Rotten Tomatoes scores of just 28 and 14 percent from critics and audiences are hammering home that we’re in no danger of igniting the conversation about re-rating, but it’s encouraging to know that there are at least a few Barbed Wire defenders out there. Make no mistake, it’s a horrible film with many pointing out that Anderson’s performance has proven to be by far the worst aspect of his entire existence.

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Adam Bradshaw

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