Why does everything need to be remade? Why can't we just appreciate the original take on a story? Unless the result turned out to be nowhere near what the creator of the story or film intended.
I really don't understand Hollywood's obsession with remakes. Other than to say, that they're creatively bankrupt, and doing remakes is an easy way to make more cash - with less effort.
|lurkinghorror Wrote:Why is that? The story, as it was originally told, seems like it would work just fine.|
Well, it depends on how much of the story they keep or jettison.
The whole "rise of the video game" and "big bad computer breaking into other computers" motifs were very much a product of their era. I don't think they would work as well today. Back then, they were completely new concepts, and very much something to explore in a form that could tap into the fear and mistrust of technology at the time.
The rest could work, but it would seem a little too tired and clichéd these days. Back then, a story about a hacker breaking into a computer to steal back his work was something new in popular culture. Then a whole slew of imitators followed. War Games, Whiz Kids, Hackers, The Net, yadda yadda.
We need to move forward with fresh ideas, or else it will come across as yesterday's stale leftovers.
|I mean, the stories of the central characters were over. They had their happy ending. They triumphed over evil. Happily ever after and all that.
Any new situation you throw the characters in simply diminishes the struggle and accomplishments from the first story. Lora dead? Flynn evil? Tron decompiled?
Then why a Tron comic?