With the 2016 MTV Movie Awards airing this past Sunday, the world became exposed to some new film content. From an action scene from Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War , to the first teaser trailer to the Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this year’s MTV Movie Awards gave us a glimpse into potential film nominations for next year’s show. Alongside those films came a behind the scenes look at Kong: Skull Island , the King Kong reboot which serves as the second film in a Warner Bros. and Legendary film crossover.
Although these films look promising and gets the hype going, at the end of the day you have to wonder: Did they really have to make this movie?
In recent years, we have been seeing more and more remakes and reboots of films. While some receive high praise from critiques and moviegoers alike, such as 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road and 2014’s Godzilla, some remakes can arguably be best left in the dust.
The second Captain America: Civil War trailer that debuted a month ago revealed the much anticipated Spider-Man iteration after Marvel Studios regained the rights to the character from Sony. After his reveal, the overwhelmingly positive fan reaction encouraged Marvel Studios to go ahead and reboot the character in his own film (set for a 2017 release), this time under the Marvel Studio and Disney production companies rather than strictly Sony. This reboot is questionable as Sony recently shut down their rebooted sequel “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” that premiered back in 2014.
Of course, with the success of certain reboots, arguing that rebooting a film will look poorly is only selective. With the rate Hollywood is going today, what film do you hope doesn’t get a reboot/remake ever? Weigh in the comments below!
Alex is a junior at Concordia University Chicago studying communications and journalism. Follow him on twitter @alexaguiluz_