Back in this post, I (I’ll say it) bitched about their remaking of The Amityville Horror so soon.
As in about 5 or 6 years after the first remake. Seriously?
Okay, when I first heard the term “reboot” applied to moviemaking, I did think it had appeal and merit. Taking a long running series that ran itself into the ground, so to speak, and starting fresh.
Now, however, they are rebooting Spider-Man. Oh sure, I couldn’t even sit through that last one they tried to pass off as a movie, and the second had its muck ups, and even though I loved the first one I had a few issues on which I had to look the other way…
But a “reboot” so SOON? Why not let it die down first? Let US have a fresh take on it, too, with the first set out of our minds before re-presenting it? (Out of our minds - that’s about right.) And it’s entirely new - cast, crew, director, etc.
All this is said with my current disdain and growing intolerance for superhero flicks aside. If it had been any recent franchise rebooted so soon I’d still be exasperated.
(Just for the record, I did eventually watch Iron Man, even after my “sick of superheroes” stance. And I have to say - I did love it. I do not have a single bad thing to say about that film. Executed beautifully.)