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Hollywood’s favorite drug: Nostalgia

Photo of Hollywood sign in Hollywood hills with antenna’s in the backgroud Photo credit: Alvin

Reboots are a waste of time, but why do they keep making them….. money.

Hollywood’s obsession with reboots is out of control and at this point completely overdone.

Every month or so you always hear about Disney recreating a movie from 20 years ago just thinking to yourself, “why?”

In the past 5-6 years we have seen reboots of classic Disney movies like Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and many more still to come.

We have also gotten some other reboots from TV series like ‘iCarly, ‘That 90s Show’ and now soon-to-come ‘Zoey 102‘.

The worst part of it all the reboots don’t ever do justice to the original film. It comes off as laziness from these corporations.

It feels like they lost the magic in making great films so they just take things from the past and ruin what made these films amazing.

Instead of writing brand-new stories with new characters they just take what was already made because it’s the easiest way for them to make money.

Regardless of what of our opinions on these reboots we will always fall in line and watch these reboots because we are curious to see if it’s good or not.

Most of the time they are bad, but there have been some occasions where a reboot was actually done properly.

One that comes to mind is the more recent ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem movie and ‘Cobra Kai’ a Netflix series based on the 1984 film ‘The Karate Kid’.

This is a reboot of a classic film that understood the assignment and understands the culture behind this franchise.

With these two reboots, they didn’t just copy and paste the plot of the original films they instead decided to create their own story with new characters while still showing love to its original characters without being too dependent on nostalgia.

Many of these reboots have been rejected by the fans mainly because there really is no point in making these movies.

‘X’ formally known as ‘Twitter’ is a platform where people completely despise these reboots and rightfully so.

According to ‘Deseret News’, “Reboots are like the college freshman who returns to his high school over Thanksgiving break just to say hi: they’ve already peaked and it’s time to move on.

Reboots hope to regain the same authenticity they had during their prime, but the reboot graduated. Audiences change. Culture changes. The past cannot be recreated.

Try as they might, Reboots rarely live up to the expectations set by an original series the TV reboot fails to capture the magic of an original series.”

Overall these reboots don’t add anything to the original movie, it’s just a cash grab and Hollywood putting on a nostalgia act.

It’s like why would I want to watch the same movie from years ago but this time it’s just a live-action version?

If the movie is going to have the same plot and characters what is the point of watching this movie if could just watch the original one?

So no, I am not that big of a fan of these reboots but no matter what I say nothing will stop these corporations from making them because it’s easy money.

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Michael Delgado
Michael Delgado, Editor in Chief
Michael Delgado is the Editor in Chief for Talon Marks. Outside of the newsroom, he enjoys listening to Hip Hop and R&B and hopes to work for Fox Sports in the near future.
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