Robie the “Reboots” we don’t need…

Robie the “Reboots” we don’t need…

200px-forbiddenplanetposterjpgGiven all the discussion of late about reboots, I wonder why no one has ever thought to revisit this classic.  Forbidden Planet was my Star Wars when I was in fifth grade. In the New York metro area, Channel 9 had a  feature called “Million Dollar Movie” that used to play a particular movie ever day throughout the week in the early evening.  Forbidden Planet was a regular staple, and whenever it was in rotation, I was there in front of the TV (which, to give you an idea of how old I am, displayed only black and white).

One of the things that was particularly cool about this flick  is that it opened up a window to the nomenclature of Freudian repression and Shakespeare, all dressed up in space adventure.  My guess is that a reboot would probably ruin it; for every Star Trek or Batman there’s A War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise…

I’m not saying I want to see a remake, but given the limited imagination of much commercial filmdom, I wonder why no has considered it.

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Hey, I don’t know whether this is good news or bad news to you, but according to Wikipedia, the idea of a remake has been kicking around Hollywood for a few years now. Most recent news declares that Warner Bros has the project, Joel Silver will produce, and J. Micheal Straczynski (creator of Babylon 5) is supposed to write it. I mentioned all this is my Odd Review over at Abandoned Towers ezine, but here’s the link to the Wikipedia article anyway:

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