Too Many Reboots/Remakes!

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Armadeadn, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. It seems Hollywood has finally run out of ideas as they're rebooting just about everything under the sun, let's have a quick look at what they're up to.

    Wonderwoman (TV series)
    Total Recall (with Colin Farrell)
    Plant Of The Apes (Rise Of)
    Conan The Barbarian
    Tomb Raider
    Akira (live action, this actually sounds awesome)
    The Crow
    Flash Gordon
    Flight of the Navigator
    Gilligan's Island
    Jurassic Park
    The Neverending Story
    Police Academy
    Short Circuit
    Spy Kids
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Teen Wolf
    The Thing
    The Warriors

    to name but a few.

    Come up with something fresh god dammit! This is why I love video games, it's far less common for someone to take something you loved back in the day and shit all over it (most Sonic games come to mind). Do you guys find all the remakes and reboots too much or do you love rehashed shit?
  2. Rehashed can be just as good as new... some times. But it has the chance to go TERRIBLY bad too. I rather prefer rehash of bad movies that turn out SUPER great.
  3. Yeah but do we really need EVERYTHING to be rebooted?
  4. When was Ghostbusters and Jurassic Park rebooted?
  5. Well Ghostbusters 3 is in production and Jurassic Park has been on the cards for years apparently.
  6. As far as I know GB3 a continuation and not a reboot.
  7. literally a reboot should be a booting up of the francise with younger cast like they are.

    BUT most think of that word as a remake.

    One might also think a reboot as in booted out the door. This should be left to bad movies that need to be booted again you think??
  8. During ghostbusters 3 they're going to introduce a "new generation" of ghostbusters that will likely spawn more sequels, thus rebooting the long dead franchise. I count bringing back old franchises as rebooting.
  9. I can see doing it with movies that were disappointing the first time around or that aged poorly. But most movies don't need a remake or a reboot. Hollywood is out of ideas and unwilling to take any risks. Most of the good movies in recent years have been indie films because indie directors are actually willing to take risks and try new and unique ideas.

    Unfortunately, the video game industry is going down the same path as it gets more mainstream. It's mostly sequels and remakes now. Do we really need another Call of Duty game? And how many times is Nintendo going to remake Mario, Metroid, and Zelda?