I've been struggling to find things to write about for my Passle this month. It feels like all the news is the same, they are rebooting this and remaking that. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find news and things to talk about that are not just reboots of old classics.
Don't get me wrong - I like feeling nostalgic, I enjoyed the new Ghostbusters and Finding Dory, and am looking forward to the remake of Splash, Mary Poppins and the 100 others that Disney are planning in up coming years.
But for the love of god, we need something new to look forward to and something surprising. Perhaps I need to make a better effort into researching upcoming indie films. That is probably the way forward and the way out of this reboot fiasco.
And yet the very term, along with its younger sibling the “reboot”, seems to have become a dirty word in Hollywood in 2016. If Star Wars: The Force Awakens had been made a few decades ago, it might easily have been sold as a remake, but with George Lucas’s prequels having already been blamed for ruining countless childhoods, the movie was pitched as a sort of “re-quel”, a sequel with all the elements of a remake necessary to inspire nostalgia but enough new material to move the story on and set up future adventures.