I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but we have got a LOT of big film franchise reboots coming up in the next year or two.
We have Jurassic World, Star Wars episodes VII, VIII and IX, Finding Dory, Ghostbusters, Terminator: Genisys, and rumours of casting for a new Indiana Jones. What next?
I'm sure this news is suuuuper exciting to a lot of people, and why wouldn't it be? We get to see all of our old favourites back on the big screen with new stories and new cinematic techniques that just weren't around when the original films were made. Sounds great right? Wrong. It's appears to be common knowledge nowadays that going back to old franchies just does not work. We saw this with Star Wars I, II, and III, and not to mention with Indiana Jones: The Crystal Skull. (Sorry guys, I know we're not supposed to talk about those films.)
Yet, despite these films being well-known flunks in the minds of many fans, the fact is that they make the studios a LOT of money. Thus, we're getting a new Terminator film, 3 new Star Wars films, a new Ghostbusters film, apparently a new Indiana Jones film, a new Jurassic Park film, and too-late sequels to both Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.
Now, I'm sure some of these films are going to be really good. Jurassic World, for example, looks awesome and no doubt it will live up to our expectations. The casting rumour of Chris Pratt as the new Indiana Jones too, sounds awesome and I think he'd play the character brilliantly. But surely I can't be the only one sitting here desperately hoping that they don't push their luck with these franchises and ruin them forever?