My rant on people who hate reboots

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  1. OP84

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    For the longest time, well-known stories from the past have been re-imagined in different forms over time. But an occurrence that has come back only recently is the rebooting of long-running movie series (especially those based on comic books). Many people tend to have a problem with this, calling the studios, "money whores who don't pay any attention to original ideas". Well, do any of you understand why they do this? The point of a reboot is to re-invent something that has either lost it's charm over time or is loosing money. Now obviously, the companies need a steady income, and if you were running a business, you can't keep going on without a steady income. No studio will set out to make a bad movie because it's bad for business. It's the job of the filmmakers involved that the film turns out good. The thing is that these studios must invest MILLIONS of dollars into these projects. And if it gets shit from the critics and doesn't do well at the box office, they drop it and start over. And the whole part about "original ideas" is just bull-crap. There are MANY movies with original ideas, they just become overclouded by the summer blockbusters and more well known properties. I think everyone should just think of these things through the eyes of a businessman trying to run a company that needs a ton of money to keep on going.
     
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    I'm pretty excited for the next Batman reboot. Not the one after Nolan's, but the one after that.
     
  3. OP84

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    Your use of sarcasm confounds me.
     
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    But I like reboots. :( 
     
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    Reboots only work if it's re-invigorate a dying franchise or because the last film sucked so much.
     
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    i lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve reboots, its always fun to see a different take of a movie franchise
     
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    Film is an artistic medium as well as a commercial one and it seems perfectly relevant for people to criticize studios as being cash-oriented rather than art oriented if, by your own admission, they funnel much of their resources and attention into projects with no originality, rather than those with artistic expression.

    The fact that film has become so predominantly about business as opposed to art is the problem many of these people have in the first place.
     
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    Very very true. The problem is they continue to put out product that is often inferior to the original, or ruin elements that made it successful in the first place. They put a A list actor or series of them on a script which is D at best, amp up the special effects, and complain when poor reviews and word of mouth sink their 100 million dollar investment. Then blame anyone they can for it's failure, as it can't be their fault. These days the common scape goat internet pirates who probably didn't even bother to download it after the studios themselves put it online because it was crap. If your movie ends up getting a Razzie, there is probably a reason it did so well at the box office.
     
  9. UnicronFTW

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    I like reboots if they're done well. If they're done wrong, I go on a rant on how wrong reboots are. HYPOCRISY IS COOL YO.
     
  10. smkspy

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    As I always say, " they're only movies. Get over it"
     
  11. Optimus1986

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    Absolutely.

    The remake craze these days is ridiculous. You can argue that Hollywood usually does remakes and some very famous movies are themselves remakes (The Maltese Falcon, The Magnificent Seven, etc.) but Hollywood is out of control with the remakes lately. Look at some of the movies they're remaking/rehashing.

    Lethal Weapon.
    The Never Ending Story.
    Dirty Dancing.
    Starship Troopers (not including the CGI thing that comes out soon).
    Child's Play.
    RoboCop.
    My Fair Lady.
    Seven Samurai (yes, you read that right).
    House Party.
    Short Circuit.
    Carrie.
    Escape from New York.

    And that's just to name a few.
     
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    I May enjoy the Spider-Man Reboot this summer all because of the tagline, "The Untold Story".
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    i love thundercats reboot series and voltron force series
     
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    This.
     
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    Many reboots are simply the studios way of holding onto the license for the property. Spiderman and fantastic 4 are prime examples of this.
     
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    I think some of you are crazy. Reboot was awesome. :lol 
     
  18. OP84

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    If your being honest then it's okay. I just don't like it when people use sarcasm on the internet because in the end, it makes them look like a douche, not that I'm calling you one.
     
  19. OP84

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    I agree.
     
  20. OP84

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    But can't it be both business and art oriented.
     

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