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How to do a good re-boot

What makes a good film re-boot? What is the golden ratio of original elements and references to the original film? Top-Gun Maverick for example, has been highly successful, towing the line between nostalgia and freshness

  • I would argue that Top Gun is not a reboot. It has the same main character, played by the same actor. While it is a sequel, I do not think reboot is the right term to define the film. – Sean Gadus 1 month ago
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  • For me, the best reboots are the ones left alone. Rarely does it come close to capturing the original magic. I think reboots are so popular too because Hollywood lacks ideas and they are also stuck on creating the same idea over and over. – Montayj79 3 weeks ago
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  • Does the last movie need to be bad in order for a reboot to be good? George Clooney in Batman & Robin vs. Christian Bale in Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy for example. Or is it about adapting better to the time? Mad Max for example - where the 1979-85 trilogy was great, but Fury Road trumped even that with many things including shifting the focus to that time's causes. What about Blade Runner 2049 and Matrix Resurrections? Do they hold up? X-Men, Tomb Raider, Star Wars, Godzilla, etc. there are many titles to elaborate on and what they do right or wrong - then arrive at a conclusion of what works and what doesn't. – Abhimanyu Shekhar 17 hours ago
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