The word reboot is a household name at this stage. Every year, Hollywood makes tons of reboots. I like some (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Amazing Spiderman 2) and I dislike some (Robocop)They're not easy to make either, You have to satisfy old fans and new fans, so that's a tough task. One plus though, is the money they will make back even if the movie is bad... This is a list of 5 reboots I don't know how to think about. Comment on what you're iffy reboots are.
5. Transformers: Age of Extinction
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person who likes Transformers on the internet. Either that or people are just constantly pretending to not like the movie and claim to be "Bay-Haters" to fit in with the crowd. I'm not sure. But with this movie, I don't know how I feel about it. Michael Bay said that its "not quite a reboot" but we all know it is. The new cast are relatively new faces with the exception of Mark Wahlberg (who I'm not particularly fond of) I'll probably go see this like I did to the rest of the movies. Hopefully its a fresh take on the series, but I'm not sure..
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
This reboot seems to have a mixed reaction on the internet and I'm not sure which side of the fence I'm on. For one I love Tom Hardy, I think he's a great actor. Also its cool to have the director of the original Mad Max on board too.
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Coincidentally Michael Bay's second appearance on this list. He must like reboots I guess. The reaction for this movie has been poor at the least.. It's no wonder this films being made given today's impressive CGI capabilities and seeing as the last movie was terrible. I didn't mind the trailer, I think it looks okay. Do I think they needed to reboot this? No. But no harm, it'll probably make a ton of cash along with bad reviews but it'll probably become a good cinema watch.
A remake of the 1982 classic musical tale of an orphan enjoying life with a rich man in New York City. I loved the original and this one seems a bit off. I get that they're trying to adapt to modern society with things such as: selfies, all the new technology, etc. Plus Cameron Diaz as Ms Hannigan is a terrible casting choice that makes zero sense. I really feel this film is just for money.. Even because changing Annie to being black shows they want diversity. Yeah right. Quvenzhané Wallis, who is a phenomenal actress for her age plays Annie. The classic song "Tomorrow" is played in the trailer and is absolutely destroyed by silly pop and auto-tune. I will probably not be going to see this despite one of my favorite actors, Jamie Foxx being in it. It just doesn't seem like a necessary movie.
1. The Naked Gun
The Naked Gun is one of my most beloved film franchises done by the legendary, late Leslie Nielson. I'm really not happy they're rebooting this one. I'm afraid they're going to try adapt to new viewers and completely ignore the hilarious slap-stick humor of the original trilogy. Ed Helms has been cast to be Frank Drebin, which at the moment I don't know how to feel. They could have picked somebody a lot worse.. I'll give Ed Helms a chance, but he has big shoes to fill.