074: Reboot that Remake of a Sequel

In the last few years film fans have complained that the movie industry was churning out nothing but Sequels, Reboots and Remakes. What exactly are these modern phenomena and why are they so popular with the studios?

In 2019 we had more Avengers, another John Wick, Godzilla back again, Pets continuing to be secret, X-Men doing the Phoenix saga AGAIN, the return of the Toy Story crowd, yet more Annabelle and a further helping of the Men in Black. Where’s the originality?

In this Podcast we are joined by regular contributor Phil Foster to discuss the sequel, reboot, remake phenomena. We look at some of the best and worse in each category. Warning: this gets very messy, very quickly.

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Referenced Movies

  • 1917
  • A Christmas Carol (1951)
  • A Muppet Christmas Carol
  • A Quiet Place Part II
  • Aladdin
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Alita Battle Angel
  • Annabelle Comes Home
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Atomic Blonde
  • Avengers : Endgame
  • Avengers : Endgame
  • Bad Boys For Life
  • Batman Begins
  • Bedtime Story
  • Ben Hur (1925)
  • Ben Hur (1959)
  • Bill And Ted Face The Music
  • Black Beauty (2020)
  • Bladerunner 2049
  • Captain America : The Winter Soldier
  • Cars
  • Cars 2
  • Charlie’s Angels (2019)
  • Child’s Play
  • Clear And Present Danger
  • Cold Pursuit
  • Creed
  • Creed 2
  • Death On The Nile (2020)
  • Die Hard With A Vengeance
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Dolittle
  • Dr Dolittle (1967)
  • Dr Dolittle (1998)
  • Dr No
  • Dumbo
  • Dune (2020)
  • Emma (2020)
  • Flash Gordon (1936)
  • Ghostbusters : Afterlife
  • Godzilla : King Of Monsters
  • Gretel And Hansel
  • Hellboy (2019)
  • Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
  • Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
  • It Chapter 2
  • It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  • It’s A Wonderful Life (1973)
  • Jack Ryan
  • John Wick : Chapter 3 Parabellum
  • Jumanji
  • Jumanji : The Next Level
  • King Kong (1933)
  • King Kong (2005)
  • Kingsmen : The Secret Service
  • Let Me In
  • Little Women (2019)
  • Lord Of The Rings (1978)
  • Mad Max Fury Road
  • Men In Black International
  • Mulan (1998)
  • Mulan (2020)
  • No Time To Die
  • Order Of Disappearance
  • Peter Rabbit 2
  • Planes
  • Planes 2
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark
  • Rambo Last Blood
  • Rocky
  • Rocky 2
  • Rocky Balboa
  • Rocky III
  • Rocky IV
  • Rocky V
  • Scarface (1932)
  • Scarface (1983)
  • Sex Education : Season 2
  • Spiderman
  • Spiderman Into The Spider Verse
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Star Wars : The Empire Strikes Back
  • Terminator : Dark Fate
  • Terminator 2 : Judgement Day
  • Terminator 3
  • Terminator Genysis
  • Terminator Salvation
  • The Hustle
  • The Amazing Spiderman
  • The Dark Tower
  • The Departed
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • The Godfather Part II
  • The Grudge (2020)
  • The Hobbit
  • The Hobbit (1977)
  • The Hunt For Red October
  • The Kings Men
  • The Lion King
  • The Lord Of The Rings
  • The Magnificent Seven (1963)
  • The Marrying Man
  • The Secret Garden (2020)
  • The Secret Life Of Pets 2
  • The SpongeBob Movie : Sponge On The Run
  • The Squaw Man (1914)
  • The Squaw Man (1918)
  • The Talented Mr Ripley
  • The Terminator
  • The Thing
  • The Thing From Another World
  • The Witches (2020)
  • Thor : Ragnarok
  • Top Gun : Maverick
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Toy Story 4
  • True Grit (1969)
  • True Grit (2010)
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • What Men Want
  • What Women Want
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • X Men : Dark Phoenix