Let's be honest for a second, not all reboots are bad, we've had some horrible film making over the years and for a person to take a bad project and attempt to make it better is, even at some level, rather noble. Of course you know where I am going here though, there is a darker side, a money machine behind this reboot movement that has been re-making movies that are only a few years old, and though I cringe a little when I say this, for some of those movies I am applauding that they are.
The Amazing Spiderman (2012)
Let's be honest, Spiderman 3 sucked, it was the worst superhero movie of all time, and though it's only been a few years I find myself being ok with this reboot. This movie looks legit though, we're talking it has a good cast, it follows the comics rather well it's directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer), and Emma Stone is in it. The Emma comment might seem random, but ask yourself this question, "of all the recent Emma movies which one has sucked?", so yeah, it's a good point. This movie brings back the web shooters and a promise of a job well done. Hopefully there will be no dance sequence or emo hair thoughout this movie, every time I remember Spiderman 3 I cringe a little.
Man Of Steel (2013)
What! Another Superman remake?! Yup, and boy do we have high hopes for this one. Zack Snyder is directing it, should I say more? The cast they pulled together for this reboot is of epic proportions, what's going on here is that Snyder is attempting to do to Superman what Nolan did with Batman, and I think he has a real shot at succeeding. The movie cast is impressive but the script has not been released yet, meaning we don't know the main plot yet, so we can't make a good call on it. We can make jokes about how the actor that is going to play Superman is British, that took me by surprise, I lol'ed. Anyway, every Superman movie attempted so far has sucked, drastically, but I have faith in Snyder's work, after you do 300, The Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and Legend of the Guardians, I'll believe in any project Snyder is involved in, even Superman.
Argh, do I even need to say anything about this one? The first Conan was pretty bad, but it was Arnold's rise to fame, it came out in 1982, so yeah it's going to be pretty bad but they had a very good comic book following at the time. Believe it or not but Conan was a very popular comic around that time. Right now though, Conan is one of the neglected comic book series, it just doesn't relate to this generation well and thus has been left to the side. What boggles my mind is the fact that they knew this was the case and they decided to go through with this project anyway, the whole thing makes no sense and so, to no surprise, the movie flopped. Good riddance Hollywood.
The Incredible Hulk
Let's be honest here, this movie was not good, it was better than it's predecessor by a lot, that is true, but it was not a "good" movie. There is only one reason why this movie could even be considered to be a decent flick and that is Edward Norton. I think the directors knew that, they knew that any project done with the Hulk would automatically flop, thus they sought to get an actor that is generally respected by most if not all and cast him as the green monster. A bold move really. The beginning of the movie is not half bad, but the more the story progresses the more you start to feel all the good feelings going away, and soon all that is left is this taste of muck in your mouth, where again you can't help but ask the question: "Was this the best you could do Hollywood?"
I think one movie in the "ugly" category is enough, the thought of digging deeper in that subject will cause me to cringe even more and maybe lose a little sanity. Let's leave it at that. Either way, there you have it, the reboots to look forward to, the reboots to avoid, and the reboots to run away from.
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