Okay, I just got another idea for how to fix Naruto.
First, drop most of the villages and cast, leave only two villages, constantly at war with eachother for no established reason and allow for guns.
Naruto is an confident speedster who prefers beating his opponents to death with an aluminum bat.
Sasuke is a smooth talking espionage specialist.
Shikamaru is the team's handy man, always making defensive devices for the team like a automatic gun turrets and so forth.
Rock Lee would be even more unhinged and you'd never see his eyes, he frequently fights with a rocket launcher and is prone to doing crazy and gutsy shit, like launching rockets at the ground and riding the explosion.
Sakura is a cum dumpster saw bones of the group who keeps them all patched together.
Hinata, like in the normal series, rarely makes actual appearances, she holds down the fort with long ranged sniper fire.
Chouji takes more prominent role as the guy with biggest gun that he's named Sasha.
Ten Ten, specializes in blowing shit up, usually drunk.
Kiba is now a pyromaniac with a flame thrower.
Thier opposition, people who look strangely like them only wearing blue versions of their red outfits.