Lloyd Dobler wrote:
The original ...came out in 1990, a dreadful year for Hollywood.
Do you mean creatively or financially? That year saw Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Ghost, Total Recall, Back to the Future III, Dances With Wolves, Goodfellas, Reversal of Fortune, Misery, Arachnophobia, Edward Scissorhands, The Grifters, Home Alone, The Hunt For Red October. Internal Affairs, Miller's Crossing, King of New York, Presumed Innocent and others.
I'm sure there were plenty of duds, but the movies I've just listed represent a good mix of commercial and critical successes.