Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Film Reboots .. Necessary or Unwanted Annoyances ?

Okay so in a day and age with this fancy technology and 3D! we keep getting movie reboots. This can be a good thing as in a reboot you have the technological advantage which brings new opportunities to your movie. However, at other times the reboot is just a plain and pathetic attempt to cash in on a franchise.

Nightmare on Elm Street 2010, this is my personal worst reboot as it totally missed the idea of the first film. The reboot did not hire the actor "Robert Englund" to play Freddy Krueger which was an enormous mistake as no one can portray Freddy even close to Roberts brilliance. The reboot had the opportunity to use the technology to explore the dream sequence idea more and it didn't. The reboot used bad dialogues, horrible actors and mediocre deaths when compared to how fantastic the deaths were in the 1984 Nightmare On Elm Street. I must commend the reboot on using new ideas such as the "was Freddy really guilty" idea and using the power nap ideas; those were great and I enjoyed them as they were refreshing. In the end the sequel did not even come close to the magic of the first Nightmare, the first Nightmare still performs better than this 2010 reboot in almost every way even with its old 1980's technology and so the 2010 reboot was an unnecessary stain on the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise.

Halloween (2007) this remake of the 1978 slasher horror is amazing! This remake in my opinion is even better than the original as it takes more time to delve into the origins of Mike, who later transforms into a brutal killer. The new fresh take is surprisingly brilliant and this movie from start to finish amazed me with its new modernized references, different directions and ideas. I loved this remake and really hope that when remakes are made, they are made like this. Halloween (2007) is a brilliant remake and is so somewhat necessary.

Reboots in most cases do not work, Halloween is one of my biggest exceptions with reboots and so I hope that more reboots surprise me how Halloween did.

Sound off on any reboots that annoyed you or got you into a franchise and i'll take a look ..

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