Stop rebooting movies; leave them be

Katelyn Eddington, Columnist

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I was scrolling through Facebook this week and I came across an article about Disney making a live action Fox and the Hound movie.

It got me wondering about how many movies have been or are currently being rebooted or getting a sequel, either next year, this year or last year.

Do not get me wrong, I love Disney movies as much as the next person.

However, it got me thinking on how it feels that every new movie that comes out is a sequel, reboot or live-action remake.

The originals are just fine, at least to me they are.

I understand if a movie is set up to have a sequel.

I also understand when movies are set up around a world such as Marvel that it must have multiple movies in the franchise.

However, to me it feels like no one is coming up with original thoughts or ideas.

It just seems like they discuss a creative idea but then decide to remake a movie instead.

I know there have been original movie story/plot lines, but all I see are the sequel/remake advertisements.

I would be lying if I said I am not excited for certain ones.

I just want to see less sequels, reboots and remakes.

It also feels like it is more Disney that is rebooting stuff.

Honestly, it makes me wonder why?

Because if you think about it, the general public never really asked for all of these.

I mean a few movies I can see being remade, but all of them is unnecessary.

I guess I am just confused about why so many are being redone or getting sequels.

Also, it is not just current movies.

Bill and Ted, starring Keanu Reeves, is getting a sequel soon.

Which I find odd, because the way they ended the other Bill and Ted movies was satisfying.

I want to see a new movie with something different, new, exciting and adventurous.

This also goes for TV shows, because a lot of those are being rebooted as well.

If I am being completely honest, TV shows just need to be left alone, unless they ended on cliff hangers.

Anyway, I guess if a movie or TV show is a success and it ends with a proper ending, it should not be touched.

All I ask is to see less movies being rebooted and more creative ideas.

Especially if I am paying the popcorn price at a movie theater.

Katelyn Eddington is a senior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].