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11th-Jan-2010 07:38 pm
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You know, I love the Star Trek reboot. It's fresh and fun and exciting to see this AU develop from the beginning.

But I have a deep fear that "reboot" will be the new catchphrase in Hollywood, and we're going to end up seeing things 'rebooted' that don't need to be 'rebooted'.

Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

And now Spiderman, apparently.

*bites lip*
Comments 
13th-Jan-2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita had a chemistry I don't think they can reproduce.

Or the heart.
13th-Jan-2010 06:05 am (UTC)
Mannequin?

What the hell is the point of remaking Mannequin?

*boggles*
14th-Jan-2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe they are hoping to boost sales of plastic women to men with strange fetishes? I mean, if Avatar produce Navi'kin (people who think they are reincarnated souls of a FICTIONAL race) then why the hell can't a dude get his rocks off in Sears?

Got another one too. A Conan The Barbarian reboot.

Don't get me started on the Karate Kid remake. There was a big discussion on a POC comm I'm in. It's locked or I would link you. Basically it boils down to all asians look the same and all martial arts are Karate.
15th-Jan-2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Conan the Barbarian is the only movie where I ever found that meathead attractive, and most of it is based on that quote at the top of the page you linked to.

Basically it boils down to all asians look the same and all martial arts are Karate

Well, when you've seen one karate chop, you've pretty much seen them all. Or, you know, LAME.

Maybe they are hoping to boost sales of plastic women to men with strange fetishes?

They don't have to make a movie for that, they just have to put together a driving tour of Rodeo Drive. LOL

I mean, if Avatar produce Navi'kin (people who think they are reincarnated souls of a FICTIONAL race)...

*blinks*

*blinksblinksblinks*
15th-Jan-2010 02:23 am (UTC)
You know I bring the links to the wank!

http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1236175.html

Just found today, they are rebooting Nightmare on Elm Street and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

We need to start making a list. LOL
12th-Jan-2010 06:38 am (UTC)
If anyone reboots Buffy, I'll stick my re-boot up their re-ass.
12th-Jan-2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
I think they're already in talks for Buffy. It'll be based off the original movie and have no connection to the series.
12th-Jan-2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
I see. Because the movie was so great. *eyeroll*
13th-Jan-2010 06:07 am (UTC)
Can I avoid the rush and hate it now? *gag*

12th-Jan-2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
This Spider-man reboot instead of Spidey 4 really bothers me. How do you reboot a franchise that only launched 8 years ago and put out a movie 3 years ago?
Yes, the last one stunk but there's no need at this point to start all over. Hell Warner Bros, waited at least 6 years before rebooting Batman and there was an 8 year gap between Clooney and Bale.
13th-Jan-2010 06:12 am (UTC)
That's what prompted me to make the post.

I get the ST reboot. There was so much left to explore, the original series was forty years ago, and the actors were getting old and/or dying. Time for a reboot to reinvigorate things.

Even Batman I can get behind. The previous movies had, in my opinion, spiraled deeply into a pile of brightly colored shit after the second one. It needed to get back to where the mythos was born - twisted, damaged Bruce Wayne, vigilante Batman, and dark, gothic Gotham. The reboots were fantastic. But Spiderman? Really? Where's the logic in redoing something that clearly doens't need it?

Oh, wait.

Money.
12th-Jan-2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Infuriating, but true! Reboot is already ALL THE RAGE in hollywood. Batman, Terminator, and X-Men (Bryan Singer is back to start it all over) have already had their reboots. The Buffy movie is already in the works (without a series tie in I think) 90210, Melrose (GAG ME!)Some things should just be left alone, but as much of a fan base as BTVS has I actually think that the studio would be dumb enough to try to reboot the show in a few years, if not sooner.
13th-Jan-2010 06:16 am (UTC)
I wonder when the Original Idea hightailed it out of Hollywood?

Or did it die from lack of attention?

I don't think we'll ever know. The good news it, looks like I'll be saving money by avoiding the movie theater for the next few years.
13th-Jan-2010 02:15 am (UTC)
Comic book francises get rebooted all the time. Hell, the comic books themselves reboot every 20 years or so. And yes, it's annoying (and why comic book canon is iimpossible to follow.)
13th-Jan-2010 06:25 am (UTC)
20 years is a reasonable amount of time to me, especially for comic books. I'm not against reboots. I think it's a great way of exploring different avenues.

But rebooting obscure '80's movies, or iconic '80's movies, or a franchise that is less than ten years old? I don't get it. I really don't get rebooting BtVS. How about an original vampire movie?

*shakes head*

Anyway. I read Superman comics during the early to mid-80's. Then last year, I'd been reading about Superman and Wonder Woman on Wiki, and it laid out the way Superman's been rebooted over the years. I agree, it's hard to keep canon straight in comics. But I think if you keep the integrity of the characters, so that they are recognizable, you can change their canon and not lose anything. For me, as long as Superman/Lois exists in the present tense, it's all good? :D
13th-Jan-2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
I totally agree that the reboots we're seeing of tv shows is due to a lack of imagination. And doing a Buffy movie without Joss is going to bomb big time.
15th-Jan-2010 02:13 am (UTC)
And doing a Buffy movie without Joss is going to bomb big time.

Good God, we can only hope. Or we're not just gonna have shipping wank in the Buffyverse, we're gonna get "our canon is better than your canon" wank from the newer fans.

Can't wait. /weary sarcasm
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