Let's get one thing straight first: there's a difference between a remake and a reboot. Remakes are okay. True Grit was recently remade, and it was alright. Remakes are just taking the same movie and doing it over again. I'm not really sure why people do that either, but it's less aggregious than a reboot. The reboot is basically saying that someone fucked up the movie and now, for whatever reason, someone else needs to take over and do it over.
Spider-Man is getting a reboot. Apparently there is talk of Point Break getting a reboot. It's getting so out of hand that Superman has been rebooted, and now there's a reboot of the reboot.
I suppose that it makes sense. Sam Rami did such a terrible job with the third installment of Spider-Man. Fanboys all over the planet, myself included, simultaneously splooged in their pants when they heard that Venom was going to be in the film. We were all majorly let down by a completely ridiculous and lack-luster performance from Topher Grace. It probably wasn't the actor's fault, as an actor can only do so much with what he's given.
Sometimes reboots are good. Look at Christopher Nolan's reboot of Batman. The Joel Schumacher installments of the caped crusader films were horrifying, so could Batman really just be left at that? It would be like having your dog run over in the street in front of your house and insisting on letting its rotting corpse sit in the street in front of your house; all the while, you could get someone to clean it up and get a new dog.
Should Batman have been left to rot in the street? Seeing how amazing Nolan's Batman films are, I think it's safe to say that it was a good decision to reboot Batman.
|Also getting rebooted. Why?|
Why come up with an original film when you can just reboot something? Why create an interesting new premise when you can just attempt to redo something that's already been done? And of course, they'll keep doing it because most people lap this shit up like mother's milk. They expect everyone to just forget about the failures and latch on to something that hopefully achieves something good.
I think, perhaps, producers, directors, and actors should just focus on making good movies the first time around, then maybe we wouldn't have to worry about ridiculous reboots.