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« Thread started on: Jan 12th, 2010, 7:17pm »

It's the new best thing in the world!
I'm sure most of you've seen the news that the Spider-man movie franchise is rebooting. They're going to make Peter a high-school student.
Yay. I can hardly hold in my excitement. Another origin movie. rolleyes
Do we really need to see the scene where Peter is bitten again? Really? Do we really need to see Bruce's parents shot again? The rocket crashing and the Kents finding it? "Battlin'" Jack killed and his son getting blinded? Banner getting hit with gamma rays?

Dear Movie-Making People,
Please just film good movies that are faithful to the source material. I'm not asking for a word-for-word translation of Daredevil: Born Again or The Long Halloween. I'm asking for a movie that makes people cheer for our heroes. A movie that makes tangent fans want to go out and buy comics.
I don't care about continuity when it comes to movies. Just make it work.
Want to have Nightwing in a Batman movie? Haven't introduced Robin? Do it. Have a gentle mention of Dick's younger days and how long he worked with Bruce. I don't have to see him as Robin. Or throw in a quick flashback.
Want to do a Titans movie with Donna Troy before you introduce Wonder Woman? Do it. Make it work. Not everything has to tie in to everything else.
Two words: James Bond.
There have been over 20 Bond films. How many new actors have played the lead? Zero reboots. Throw in a hint now and again as to something that's happened previously, but I don't need the next film in your series to take up the day after the previous ended.
Screw continuity.
JUST MAKE GOOD MOVIES.

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 14th, 2010, 07:18am »

on Jan 12th, 2010, 7:17pm, snipe wrote:
It's the new best thing in the world!
I'm sure most of you've seen the news that the Spider-man movie franchise is rebooting. They're going to make Peter a high-school student.
Yay. I can hardly hold in my excitement. Another origin movie. rolleyes
Do we really need to see the scene where Peter is bitten again? Really? Do we really need to see Bruce's parents shot again? The rocket crashing and the Kents finding it? "Battlin'" Jack killed and his son getting blinded? Banner getting hit with gamma rays?

Dear Movie-Making People,
Please just film good movies that are faithful to the source material. I'm not asking for a word-for-word translation of Daredevil: Born Again or The Long Halloween. I'm asking for a movie that makes people cheer for our heroes. A movie that makes tangent fans want to go out and buy comics.
I don't care about continuity when it comes to movies. Just make it work.
Want to have Nightwing in a Batman movie? Haven't introduced Robin? Do it. Have a gentle mention of Dick's younger days and how long he worked with Bruce. I don't have to see him as Robin. Or throw in a quick flashback.
Want to do a Titans movie with Donna Troy before you introduce Wonder Woman? Do it. Make it work. Not everything has to tie in to everything else.
Two words: James Bond.
There have been over 20 Bond films. How many new actors have played the lead? Zero reboots. Throw in a hint now and again as to something that's happened previously, but I don't need the next film in your series to take up the day after the previous ended.
Screw continuity.
JUST MAKE GOOD MOVIES.

signed,
a fan.


Snipe, I agree with pretty much everything you said and I feel that this will ultimately be what kills the comic book movie craze.

One thing, though. You are aware that Casino Royale was a reboot of the James Bond franchise and that everything before it is considered to be in canon with the previous continuity but everything after (Quantum of Solace) is in this new continuity, right?
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 14th, 2010, 3:25pm »

I agree I do not see the need for a reboot. Having said that, your letter suffers from a logical flaw.

You say you want filmmakers to "just make good movies." In that case, it would not matter if the movie you watch is another origin in high school (reboot) or a continuation where the previous movie left off -- as long as you enjoy the movie, the studios have provided a good movie.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 15th, 2010, 4:54pm »

Remember when Batman Begins "rebooting" everything was like, "My God audiences will never buy that?!"
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 15th, 2010, 9:41pm »

I think you should also send something similar to DC regarding their constant reboots of every character. I guess the real irony is that, in rebooting the films so much, Hollywood is emmulating the source material in ways no one wants.

Spider-Man back in high school!? I think Joe Quesada just splooged his pants.
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