It seems lately that the word remake seems to be a dirty word. Therefore the term reboot is used. Therefore let us take a look at the robooted series that Hollywood is threatening us with.
Alex Cross: Morgan Freeman is out. Who knows who wants to put on the detective mantle.
Alien Franchise: This more of a prequel series but a reboot nontheless. Attempting to go back to see what made the first film so perticuarly exciting.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Joss Whedon has threatened to put one of the Glee girl characters at the titular hero.
Daredevil: Ben Affleck has threaten us again with non acting skills for this reboot.
Fantastic Four: Both films sucked. Attempting to make a serious adapation of the series doesnt bolster hope.
The Fly: Been in development hell for more than a decade. Here hoping it stays that way.
Godzilla: At best the Godzilla movies at pleasant diversons. At worst their dreadful. What could this reboot hold.
Highlander: I nevered cared for this series. Though once again they decided to redo it.
The Howling: How many good Werewolf films have their been in the last decade.
Jack Ryan: Alec Baldwin wants another turn. Here is hoping that Harrison Fords wants in again.
Judge Dredd: Stallone himself admitted that Dredd was a missed opportunity. Karl Urban now attempts to do what Stallone couldn't
Mortal Kombat: This is just getting out of development hell after 10 years or so.
National Lampoon's Vacation: This time its the adventure of Rusty Griswald. Chevy Chase will make an appearance as the grandfather.
Police Academy: Basically lets hope for DVD.
Street Fighter: Considering after the partial mess that was the recent Street Fighter. They want to do it again.
Superman: When the best thing about this series is the music you know your in trouble. Therefore after the dissappointment that was Superman Returns they attempt to reboot it again.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: I keep hoping that they will make a least an attempt to make a TMNT movie. The first two were somewhat interesting. The last two were terrible. The reboot will be more CGI turtles.
Tomb Raider: Do i really need to say it.
Robocop: The first one was the probably the highlight of the 80's. Sadly the sequels were dissappointments. There are plans for a reboot. That all depends then at the situation at MGM who hold the rights to the series.
Spiderman: After the bad reviews of 3 and attempting to figure out who the villian would be for film four. Both Sam Raimi and Tobey McGuire said screw this and bolted. Therefore leaving us with the new series that include the closest thing to actual teenagers.
Pretty impressive list of movies. Some of these I never heard of. However, I would like to correct you on a few things if I may. The "Godzilla" movies at best aren't pleasant diversions. At best, "Godzilla" is a powerful symbolic monster movie that speaks true about some of Japan's fears regarding the aftermath of the atomic bomb in WWII.
You see, like "Cloverfield" today where it was essentially a monster movie acting as a symbolic meaning behind America's fears of 9/11, "Godzilla" did the exact same thing in Japan. I would highly recommend you watch "Gojira" (original japanese title of first godzilla movie) to see what im talking about. However, if you were saying that statement in regards to the OTHER Godzilla movies, then you'd be right.
As for Ben Affleck, you say he can't act? Are we serious? Have you not seen his performances in "The Town", "Chasing Amy" and "Goodwill Hunting?" Look, like you, I hated the "Daredevil" movie too. However, it wasn't Ben's fault the movie rhetorically sucked. It was the script and the piss poor direction of that movie. Heck, even the editing could've been handled better in that film. The sad reality is that Ben Affleck is a lot like Nicolas Cage and John Travolta in a lot of ways, when it comes to acting. They're all only as good as the script they have to work with. When you give them gold, they're at the top of their games. When you give them crap to work with, they ham it up worse than Adam West did on his 1960s batman show.
The National Lampoons thing sounds more like a sequel than a reboot, to me. Therefore, I don't know if I would count this as a reboot, unless you want to count "Ghostbusters III" coming out in 2012, where it's said to feature new ghostbuster members.
As far as the spider-man reboot goes, your right about what you said, but I would like to add another issue they had was scheduling conflicts as well; which resulted in Raimi and Maguire walking.
The rest of your post, I pretty much have no issue with or mostly agree with some. However, you might want to add the "Wizard of Oz", as I just heard recently that's going to be rebooted as well.
Oh yeah, and deadpool is getting a reboot as well. You might remember the character in "x-men origins: wolverine" but due to fans' negative reaction to how the character was handled in that movie, it's said that Fox is making a solo movie that's a complete reboot of the character. Essentially ignoring everything that happened in "X-men origins: wolverine", and making a new origin story about deadpool; starring the same actor who played him previously, Ryan Reynolds.
hey, i just found out they're making a remake to 20,000 leagues under the sea; set to be made by Disney. Wow, I guess there's another reboot to add to your list.
Rynolds was great as dead pool, only thing was he never talked in the comics. Sum of all fears, changing lanes, armagedon were also good. Cloverfield was horrible, Highlander movies were good all but the last one with adrian paul theres a guy who cant act!!!! Police academy is classic so is lampoons and dont need to be remade!!! The fly would be way better today so it deserves to be remade hmmmm ben foster could work in that role hes a lil skitzo!
I hadn't heard about the Vacation idea....that could actually be funny. However, they'd have to stay true enough to the original type of comedy, otherwise I see it ending up like the "Meet the Parents" franchise. I love Chevy Chase on Community. Maybe that's just me.
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