Are Movie Remakes Toxic?
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Are Movie Remakes Toxic In The End?

Movie remakes seem to be common in this day and age, but are they a positive or negative force?

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Are Movie Remakes Toxic In The End?

On the surface, movie remakes seem like a really fun and interesting idea. After all, remakes don't always mean that you are getting the same rehashed movie as before. Remakes normally have different directors, writers, and overall staff working on the film as a whole. Sure they have the original as a template, but often having new people on staff means that new visions and a reimagining of a classic story. No two snowflakes are the same and just as similarly, no two movies will be the same even if they are based on the same source material. In a way, seeing a movie remake can be interesting because moviegoers get to see one of their favorite movies in a new light and maybe find something new they like about the film.

It seems that people have found some joy in remakes because we have seen many classic movies being reimagined and redone throughout the years. At the helm of this movie, remake ship seems to be Disney as we have been introduced to live-action remakes of classic animated movies like "Beauty and the Beast" and "Cinderella." Just as a lot of films that carry the Disney name, these movies sold countless tickets and filled up theaters across the country. Overall, the reactions to the Disney remakes were a mixed bag of positive and negative reactions. Some people loved the movies and found them superior to the originals while others found them to be a waste of resources. People aren't quite sure what to make of these movie remakes, but they still bring in plenty of audience members and money.

However, are these remakes toxic to the movie industry in the end?

Don't get me wrong, I am all for seeing new ideas and creativity being explored on the big screen. However, with all the remakes that are coming out as of late, you can't help but think about think about all the time and resources being devoted to them. Then, the next logical leap is to think about exactly how much time and resources could have been devoted to movies that were not remakes of previously made movies.

Remakes can be entertaining, but just as it was mentioned before, they are based on previous source materials and movies that have already been made and already have been loved by countless people across the world. If something is already loved, what is the point of making remakes of a movie? Yes, reimagining a movie can be interesting to see, but what if people don't really want to see the movie reimagined in the first place? One just can't but help and think of all the movies that could have been made if companies pushed the idea of remakes aside for just a little while. What kind of original ideas could be explored and adapted if companies today were not so focused on recreating something that already existed? Is our current society's imagination being swallowed up by the toxic idea of recreation?

I don't think we are at that point yet, but one cannot help but think of how much creativity and originality is ignored or wasted at the expense of money and reimagining.

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