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28 October 2013 @ 06:19 pm
++ New (and final) trailer for Catching Fire.

++ Hilarious Bad Lip-Reading for Game of Thrones video that's been circulating around, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I literally laughed out loud at some of these.

++ You know, I'm constantly trying to understand why remakes are so popular. With such things like the Carrie remake to television networks recently wanting to reboot such classics like Charmed and Murder, She Wrote, it's been a bewildering phenomenon over the last several years in regards to media continually holding onto this notion that they can remake anything. It is true that some reboots have done really well and have been very successful, either being as brilliant as or even surpassing their predecessor in terms of writing and direction of the story, but those are incredibly rare gems to find. Otherwise, what likely ends up happening are attempted carbon copies from people just wanting to make money off of what was once popular back in its heyday. They simply don't understand or have the passion of what made the original work in the first place, and that's where they fail (or if they do, it's immediately squashed by pressures and control from TPTB).

It makes me wonder if it's ever going to stop, or at least lessen in numbers because it seems like reboots are happening more and more these days that nobody really cares about them anymore.
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meandering: Base - look out from the balconyeffervescent on October 29th, 2013 04:24 am (UTC)
Remakes are popular because they're easy. No need to come up with new canon, pitch a risky idea to networks, take a chance. You've got a built in audience, content to already work with, and it soothes antsy studios who want guaranteed profit. *shrugs* It's pathetic, really...
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 1st, 2013 08:20 am (UTC)
It's really sad since there are so many amazing ideas for stories to be told on the screen, and yet they keep getting rejected.

Also, the need to "modernize" something and make it "darker" than its predecessor is kind of overdone, in my opinion.
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on October 29th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Because people in Hollywood are lazy as shit and making a remake is easier than trying to come up with something new and different.

And i feel so torn about the Charmed remake. That was one of my favorites back in the day.

I mean if the writing and casting is good, I can see it but...I don't know.
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 31st, 2013 11:39 am (UTC)
If they were thinking about making a new show about witches, that would be one thing. But to completely reboot the entire series, characters and all? That makes just as much sense as that failed attempt at the Buffy reboot. Besides, it's too soon to even be thinking about remaking anything. It's not even a decade old since it ended!

Edited at 2013-10-31 11:40 am (UTC)
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh)unnecessary_ on November 6th, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
I like remakes for the same reason that I like cover songs: they're like taking something awesome and making it awesome in a new and different way. I personally really love change, so things like remakes and cover songs are a way of seeing something change, and I adore that. I'm not sure why other people like it, though. I feel like for most, it's nostalgia.