Wooboo: Rebooting a franchise
Let’s face it, folks: Hollywood doesn’t have two original ideas to rub together. Reboots are about all you’re going to get until the next New York Times Bestseller gets adapted.
That being said, what is wrong with a rebooted franchise? Why are we so quick to grab our pitchforks and torches when one gets announced?
Reboots are a reinvigoration of stories for a new generation. They allow directors to take familiar tales in bold and different directions. They allow new and upcoming actors a chance to prove themselves and gain exposure. All franchises become dated after a while, and really should be placed in a more modern context.
Movies are reflective of the times we live in, and are a means for us to reflect on the world around us — especially as we become more intuitive towards things like sexual identity and ethnicity.
Boohoo: Rebooting your computer
It’s been a long week for you and Friday could not have come sooner. This morning, you found coffee grounds in your medium roast, and you got your midterm back. It turns out that skipping the club last week had little effect on bumping up that percentile. The bus broke down on the way home and the members of your group keep ignoring your messages. This week has been a total write-off.
But hey, you survived the week and that is a means for celebration. So slide on the bunny slippers and that comfortable snuggy you bought off Amazon. Grab some wine and open that laptop up. It’s time for Netflix, baby! And you are behind on that Friends marathon.
Nothing can stop you now — except for that untimely computer reboot you’ve postponed until this day. Better luck next time, kid. Pour yourself another glass of Bollinger, because this is going to take a while.