Saturday 06th February 2016,
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Stir the Pot Saturday: Week 7

Jeff Hill 02/16/2013 Features, ZDONOTUSE

Welcome back, everyone! Just a quick reminder of what our goal for each and every Saturday is: Stirring the pot is the act of causing trouble for the sake of your own amusement. So we here at Comic Booked would like to formally invite you to discuss, debate, and start some shit talkin’ about the characters, the creators, and the storylines given to us from the industry we all know and love, hate, and love to hate. So let’s quit wasting time and start the mud (or web) slinging!

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This Saturday’s question: What are your thoughts on remakes and reboots?

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Are you okay with horror movies being remade on a nearly monthly basis? Are you still refusing to acknowledge that Star Wars just got bought by Disney? Did you cancel your pull and hold list as soon as DC rebooted most of their major players under the New 52 banner? In other words, do remakes, reboots, and other re-imaginings reinvent the wheel, make you angry, or simply leave you indifferent?


So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?

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About The Author

Jeff Hill is a moderately reformed frat boy turned writer/teacher living the dream in Lincoln, Nebraska. He does freelance work and writes fiction, none of which is about corn or the husking of corn. His work has appeared in over a dozen publications and his mom has a binder full of printed copies for any doubters. Plus, he's the Chief Creative Officer of Comic Booked. So that's pretty neat, too.

  1. Scorp_Moonopoly 02/16/2013 at 1:23 pm

    I'm for them – in theory. A story doesn't need to be told in only one way, and people have a right to express themselves through humanity's most timeless stories. In practice though, too many of them just suck.

    • jeffhillwriter 02/18/2013 at 11:32 pm

      I agree with both of your statements.

  2. Christian_J 02/16/2013 at 6:44 pm

    I have no problem with them. Yeah, every year or so we see those completely horrid remakes, but the concept itself shouldn't be faulted for a few bad eggs. Is it overdone? Hell yes. But reboots are basically saying "yeah this movie was great, but check out what I did with it." It's actually used all the time in other genres (music, writing etc.) and never gets criticized as much as movies do.

    • jeffhillwriter 02/18/2013 at 11:34 pm

      I know, right? Reboots, remakes, and re-imaginings are often times praised in other mediums, but usually despised and spat on in movies especially.

  3. @NickFurious 02/17/2013 at 12:08 pm

    I'm all for remakes but Hollywood should have at least SOME original ideas! Every movie these days is an adaption of other material or a remake or a reboot. No one even has to come up with anything original now! I have a huge problem with that and I think it makes Hollywood look silly, even though they don't give a shit they are getting that cheddar regardless.

    • jeffhillwriter 02/18/2013 at 11:36 pm

      For every remake, I'd say Hollywood turns out an original piece. Sometimes, though, the remakes are just easier and a better guarantee for that money they so desperately (and justifiably) want.

  4. jeffhillwriter 02/18/2013 at 11:43 pm

    Rob Zombie's Halloween was not only a bad remake, but it was a bad movie. I absolutely hate retcons and continuity "fixes" in comic books, but yet I would have preferred another one over DC rebooting and disregarding a lot of great stories. And as far as other mediums, I love covers in music and I love retellings of classic mythological tales in modern times. In other words, I'm also torn. Perhaps re-whatevers are simply a necessary evil in the entertainment industry. That being said, I'll keep falling for it, time and again, because every now and then, it's something awesome.

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