Learn Your Three “Rs”: Reboots, Remakes, and Re-imaginings (MyIGN Post)

*Originally posted on MyIGN Blog on February 7th, 2015

In the past fifteen years or so, we’ve seen a groundswell of projects retool old films or television shows in order to make an entirely “new” product.

Now with the recent news of the all-female Ghostbusters remake, and the reboot of the Terminator timeline in Terminator Genisys [(sp?)], I figured it was time to discuss how remakes are not a new concept, how some remakes can even be better than the original, and how important remakes are in Hollywood.

What many of you may not know is that the act of a remake is nothing new. Movies have been remade almost since they’ve existed. In the past, movies were remade years after the original.

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