19 Jul 2016

Can a movie reboot ruin your childhood?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:42 pm on 19 July 2016
Ghostbusters reboot

Ghostbusters reboot Photo: Supplied

For a long time audiences have been getting increasingly cynical about what they perceive as Hollywood's lack of imagination by remaking, rebooting, sequel-ising and franchising until every character is living in one brand of shared universe or another.

Dan Slevin talks about the reaction to the rebooted Ghostbusters, and the concept that a new version of a film can "ruin someone's childhood" despite the original continuing to be freely available. And he asks what show or film from your childhood is so precious to you that if someone made a new film or tv version of it, you would feel personally offended.

 

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