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Remakes or Reboots

By  Justin Carreiro     9:45 AM    Labels:,,,,, 
Originality is a creative tool that we all have treasured when experiencing a new genre piece. Our favourite shows have become landmarks for must-see TV and the innovative movies that explored new depths that have instantly became cult-classics. However, recently these industries have delved back into their vaults and established a new interpretation on past projects.

To clarify

A remake is taking a project's storyline and completely redoing the concept with few changes to make the new piece more adapt to the times.

A reboot is completely segmenting a storyline at an end point and beginning fresh with a new perspective; completely ignoring all the previous sequels as a new film legacy.


Don't get me wrong, I am ALWAYS very optimistic when watching a new remake and reboot. I loved the new Batman movies  and the new Nightmare on Elm Street horror movie remake, including other past remakes for other movies and television shows. Personally I prefer the act of spin-offs and sequels because it continues the timeline and storyline inside of completely retconned what happened beforehand.

Supposedly its rebooting the movie and not the tv series?

A recent reboot that might be coming into production is the Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie reboot. If you had been following my twitter then you will probably know how shocked I am that this is happening. I am a huge fan of the television show and grew up with that Whedonverse to know that a new movie is coming out without ANY of the characters nor Joss Whedon is really a letdown. A friend of mine, Zaira, and I have had debates about the concept of new reboot processes for these genres. She is, however, in favor of the new Spiderman reboots while I am very mixed since these are very recent projects in our decade. 

Is it too soon for a reboot from this trilogy?

I will continue to be optimistic because sometimes these remakes and reboots can surprise and intrigue me about the past series/movie. It all depends on the person and how much they loved the original product and if they are willing to separate one artistic interpretation to another one. However, I will agree that somethings should not be redone because the originals are amazing. 

My advice is to look at it this way: for reboots, it's just a different time and a different form so one is on television and the other is just a movie. For remakes, it's just updating the same concept and it can't change the original. Get into the fun and see how it all turns out. Things can surprise you.

About Justin Carreiro

Justin is a longtime TV buff and gamer. He loves chatting about shows, playing video and board games, and his not-so-secret love for reality tv. He is also a fan of horror movies, music and a bookworm at heart. He spends his time in Toronto working in PR and Social Media.

1 comment:

  1. I've always hated remakes. Not many of them were ever good and Hollywood keeps sending them out. I would love to see an original idea for once.