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In Defense of Reboots and Remakes, Those Red-Headed Stepchildren of Film

It’s a common thing: Say the word “reboot” and you’ll get a slew of negative reactions, including groans, impassioned lectures on how Hollywood doesn’t make good movies anymore or can’t come up with new ideas, and outright refusals to even consider seeing a movie which happens to be a reboot. Well get comfy, people, because I’m about to explain to you why your kneejerk reactions against reboots and remakes is all wrong.

read more In Defense of Reboots and Remakes, Those Red-Headed Stepchildren of Film | The Mary Sue.

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One comment on “In Defense of Reboots and Remakes, Those Red-Headed Stepchildren of Film

  1. emmakwall
    August 22, 2014

    I hate movie snobbery. I think people forget that Scarface (1983) was a remake! And what about John Carpenter’s The Thing? Loved by everyone and yet that’s a remake too! I have nothing against remakes or reboots and some remakes are better than the original (The Fly, The Ring, The Amityville Horror) – all good examples of better remakes (in my opinion). Also, some films aren’t remakes or reboots at all they are simply another adaptation. Take something like Let Me In – everyone moaned it wouldn’t be as good as Let The Right One In – but I always argued it wasn’t even a remake, simply a second adaptation from the original book! Anyway if people don’t like it, no-one is forcing them to watch it.

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