Remaking the world we know

Okay, so it's pretty obvious now that the whole remake/reboot/relaunch trend has swept Hollywood. And it's also painfully obvious that no film is sacred -- at least, not when there's dollar signs ($$$) to be made.

There are some companies that seem to be geared strictly towards remakes. Yes, I'm talking about you, Platinum Dunes. I find it funny that when they tried to make an original film (The Horseman) it failed. But yet, their remakes flourish. This is not a good thing.

This remake trend needs to stop. Granted, however, some franchises benefit from them. Though Batman Begins wasn't a remake, it was a reboot, in the sense of the word. The Dark Knight was simply phenomenal.

Another film I believe will benefit from this is the newly proposed Buffy the Vampire Slayer relaunch. The first movie worked as a prequel to the TV series...and that story has been told.

There's still a glimmer of light for prequels, though, in my opinion...if done right.

But when all else fails, think SEQUEL, not REMAKE.

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