MrMoodyFree range slavePremium
|reply to Logan 5 |
Re: REboot... REboot....REboot.
IMO Star Trek is only succeeding on its humor, which mostly hits the mark. It's doing better than the last two because they were utter crap. The new story is fairly lame, and it would have been better as a straight prequel. This was a reboot just to have a reboot. IMO stories that take place in a non-comic book universe (i.e. supposed to be some version of a consistent reality) generally don't reboot well.
Non-comic book reboots:
-James Bond: Casino Royale was fairly good, Quantum of Solace alternated between hyperkinetic and boring. There's never been any real consistency between installments and James Bond is almost a comic book character anyway.
-Battlestar Galactica: A huge improvement, although that's not saying that much since the original sucked canal water.
In the 90s were some TV sitcom reboots:
-Addams Family: the first two with Raul Julia were seriously funny.
-Beverly Hillbillies: a few laughs but mostly a miss.
-The Brady Bunch: worked pretty well as a self-parody.
Comic book stories are a special case since they have rebooted ever since there's been comic books, so it's expected for the genre and no biggie. The stories are mostly independent and character-driven. Some work, some don't. Batman worked well.
More comic book reboots:
-Superman Returns: OK but not outstanding.
-Spider-Man: Great, especially the first one.
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