Ah! Movies. Everyone definitely would like to watch movies right? If one does not, well I guess they are still the ones who would prefer to read books and novels rather than to watch. Nevertheless, movies are a fun recreational activity to do.
Yes, watching movies are also a type of recreational activity. And if you’re a movie fanatic like I am, watching movies are definitely a good way to relieve stress.
Aside from watching movie as your hobby, or recreational activity, it can also give you several benefits like: Awareness, Bonding, Inspiration, Pastime, Cinetheraphy, Stress Buster and Entertainment.
There are over more than millions of film made as of present since the 1890s. How cool right? Thinking back from the history of films, the black and whites to coloured, the no sound to cool sound, 2Ds to 3D and future improvements could definitely spark your interest on to what extent these films will evolve.
Speaking of evolving, as the way films are presented are evolving, movies are also rebooted for further improvements on its story, effects, editing, scripting and others. But what is to reboot?
Reboot means to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its character, timeline, and backstory from the beginning. There are several reasons why movies are being rebooted. Mostly, the reason is that filmmakers revamp and reinvigorate a film series or a film in order to attract new fans and stimulate revenue. A reboot can renew interest in a series that has grown stale, and can be met with positive, mixed, or negative results by both the consumers and film critics. Reboots also act as a safe project for a studio, as a reboot with an established fan base is less risky (in terms of expected profit) than an entirely original work, while at the same time allowing the studio to explore new demographics.
Here are some of the famous rebooted movies:
Låt den Rätte Komma In vs. Let Me In
Who wouldn’t love vampires? Let alone a vampire – human romance. Twilight everyone? Anyway, Låt den Rätte Komma or Let the Right One In in English, is a Swedish film shown in 2008.
The film tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a vampire child in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm, in the early 1980s. The film is based from the novel of the same name.
The film was well received by critics, received widespread international acclaim and won numerous awards. Some of its awards won are the “Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature” at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation’s 2008 Méliès d’Or (Golden Méliès) for the “Best European Fantastic Feature Film”, as well as four Guldbagge Awards from the Swedish Film Institute and the Saturn Award for Best International Film.
As it is a good film, an American version was created, Let Me In. The film stars one of the most promising young actress of this generation, Chloë Grace Moretz together with Kodi Smit-McPhee. The film was released in 2010. It received very positive reivews but was unable to perform well at the box office.
RoboCop 1987 vs. RoboCop 2014
Due to its popularity and current film style and effect improvements, the rebooted RoboCop received mix review. It was praised for its performance, updates, style and political/media satire. Unfortunately the film received criticism for the comparison to the original film such as its lack of violence, social satire and character development. Nevertheless, the rebooted RoboCop became a box office film worldwide.
Annie (1982) vs. Annie (2014)
After all, it is a beloved musical. Having another rebooted film won’t hurt. Also, with the new rebooted film Annie comes up with a much more adaptable situational story, and of course, music. The new movie features a story fit for this generation as well as the new evolved music. The musical style definitely is different from the original, let alone the Broadway one.
I am not really a fan of superhero movies but because of some of the rebooted films like The Dark Knight, a reboot of Batman, Man of Steel, a reboot of Superman and The Amazing Spiderman, well a reboot of Spiderman. I definitely love the film direction of director Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Series and Man of Steel. The way he rebooted, directed and presented the stories of these superhero movies sets them higher than any other of their older film counterparts. Well, if you don’t really understand what I’m talking about, better see it for yourself. Watch the older versions of the films and then watch Christopher Nolan’s version, then compare.
For the Spiderman film, well I don’t really mind its reboot. I actually like the idea of a superhero with a self-made device for enhancement of ability rather than a too unrealistic superhuman ability. The partnership of the actors Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst is unreplaceable but with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, they too have that great chemistry for a couple.
The Mummy (1932) vs. The Mummy (1999) VS. The Mummy (2016)
I absolutely love films relating to the wonders of Egypt, and this includes mummies. The Mummy film series is truly one of those horror-adventure-fantasy films that you would definitely would like to watch.
The first The Mummy movie was inspired by the opening of the famous Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 and the Curse of the Pharaohs. The 1999th film and its subsequent sequels are one of the best made that it made me wonder what will be the difference of its future reboot film. Its reboot film was recently announced and is expected to be releases in the year 2016.
Dracula 2000 vs. Dracula Untold (2014)
I know, too many Dracula movies already. However, the new rebooted Dracula movie, the Dracula untold is definitely a film worth watching for. It may not be darker than the original film series but is much more emotional and much richer in its back story.
What about you? What films would you like to be rebooted? Rebooting the Twilight series may sound fun.