Published on September 24th, 2018 | by The Editor0
We think about reboots by looking at a few recent films that are bringing back an older property. Some, destined to be classic, some not.
Films are the perfect form of entertainment. There’s music, dance, drama, fights, comedy, basically a bucket full of emotions all tightly packed into a couple of hours that can be enjoyed on your own or with family and friends. Movies are also big business, and there is a constant pressure on actors, producers, and directors to make cinema that is appealing to the public. One of the ways to go about this is by rebooting classic films and giving them a more updated look and feel. Although this trend is not new, the last few years have especially seen a wealth of reboots come into the market. Some of these have been hugely successful, while others have failed miserably, even after evoking a sense of nostalgia that is usually attached to such flicks. However, reboots are of different types as seen recently with films like Ghostbusters and Ocean’s 8 which took the originals and replaced the all-male cast with females. Then some films are released again and again in new avatars over a period, very much like Spiderman or even Batman. No matter what, the news of a reboot is always a debated topic, but an exciting one nevertheless.
Mary Poppins Returns
The classic children’s musical is being released not as a reboot, but more as a continuation of the original. The overall look and feel are similar to the original film, but with advancements in technology, you are bound to find interesting special effects being a considerable part of the movie. The latest Mary Poppin’s trailer has created a huge buzz within the industry as well as with fans, especially with the beloved Emily Blunt taking on the titular role. But will its charm be enough to impress the present-day Millennial generation, only time will tell.
With the new norm being that of movie plots getting turned into TV series, here is a definitive example of a popular TV series that has gone on to the big screen. The Charlie’s Angels movies with Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz were quite successful in the early 2000s, but with enough time gone by there is a new version in the works. Kirsten Stewart has been making the rounds talking about a contemporary Charlie’s Angels that will possibly have more than just three principal Angels saving the world. In related news, Patrick Stewart has reportedly joined the cast and will play the ever so famous Bosley.
Sadly, the release of The Predator came with news and questionable revelations of a cast member that clouded the promotions drastically. Nonetheless, it is a much-loved franchise that already has a loyal audience. The original film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger came out in 1987, and after the second part in 1990, it took 20 years before the franchise got a revival in 2010 as Predators. Unfortunately, it took another eight years for a new movie to release. On top of it all, the reviews of The Predator haven’t been all the good. One of the reasons could be the lack of a significant bankable lead in the new film. No one has been able to match the charisma of Arnold, but a more popular star up front, and maybe lack of controversy, would have helped the movie resonate more with the audiences.