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Reboots, Sequels, Remakes, and Whatever!

I started this blog with the idea of writing a little about everything I could think of in terms of interests, hence the “A blog in progress” tagline!  Truth be told, I just wanted to write again.

Of course, when I took this up again, I thought I’d focus primarily on education, education practices, suggestions, questions (must keep improving!) and ideas for reform (which comes with the territory).  Now occasionally, as I already have, I’ll definitely write on other topics I think are . . . important.

Like movies that shouldn’t be rebooted.

I have my reasons of course, mostly due to nostalgia or inside jokes that would lose it’s luster if a “classic” is remade.  I never thought Tron would be rebooted (though technically it was sequel I suppose) and now that Josh Hutcherson and Chris Hemsworth are very popular due to a few “indie” films this summer, I hear the Red Dawn reboot is now back on (WOLVERINES!!!).  Footloose was already redone along with the Karate Kid.  And if you follow any sort of movie news, you also know the latest Ghostbusters movie is struggling mightily to make its way back to the silver screen.

Honestly, I really don’t have too much of a problem with movie reboots or remakes.  After all, I am a consumer of this industry and more often than not, my curiosity gets the better of me and I’ll end up watching these movies anyway.  Kind of a “can’t dislike if you didn’t try” sort of philosophy.  Anyway, here are some movies I hope they don’t remake.

These are not in any particular order:

  •  Sword and sorcery.   A nerd’s dream.  With “In-his-prime” Val Kilmer, who’s prime extended for quite some time between the 80s and 90s.  However, I’m not sure if this has enough pull to remake, though it’d be interesting if George Lucas wanted to give this the ole “extended edition” treatment and actually have it work.

  • Fact:  I am being Jack Burton this Halloween, thus checking off something from my bucket list (Another character I’d like to try for Halloween . . . Samurai Jack).   This could be a possibility for a remake, though I’m not sure how the newer interpretations of these characters could top the originals.  The only thing I would be interested in seeing  are the special effects, which could something incredible.  However, that’s definitely not enough reason just to remake it.

  • I don’t need to say anything here do I?


  • Like Willow, I’m not sure this has enough going for it, but this was another movie on re-run during the summers of my childhood.  Yes, I wanted to find my own, decrepit boat on a beach, fix it up with a few of my friends and one subtly beautiful singer, destroy a Ferrari in order to utilize its engine, and win some sort of regatta against a stereotypical jock who had a young Jeremy Piven as a friend acting like a d-bag.  You know, normal 10 year old stuff.

Anyway, if you are reading this, any movies you’d like to see left untouched?  Oh, Untouchables!  That’s another one!

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