Released as the first single off their Anthology album in 2001, “Movies” was re-released when Alien Ant Farm’s cover of “Smooth Criminal” exploded onto the charts and got a big-budget music video where the guys recreate scenes from movies like Ghostbusters and The Karate Kid.
Midway’s highly successful reboot of Spy Hunter back in 2001 was no stranger to that era’s obsession with nu-metal, recruiting Saliva to perform a new version of the Peter Gunn theme along with including the band’s video for “Your Disease” on the game’s disc as a bonus feature.
Zach, Chris and Chris Ali head back to the beginnings of the Fast & Furious “family” with 2001’s The Fast and The Furious, where undercover cop Brian O’Connor tries to infiltrate the world of illegal LA street racing and find out which crew is hijacking semi-trucks to steal their valuable cargo of VHS/DVD players.
Setting the tone for incredible action and masterful visual storytelling right off the bat, the first episode of Samurai Jack features the return of the evil demon wizard Aku, Jack’s lifelong training around the world and what was supposed to be the first and final battle between the two foes.
The closest Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman got to directing a third Ghostbusters is the underrated Evolution from 2001, which swapped out ghosts for aliens and tasked David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott and Julianne Moore with the alien busting.