It has been said that there are no good ideas in Hollywood anymore.
This is why we keep on seeing remakes of popular movies over and over again.
But, like clockwork, the film industry finds new ways to capitalize on and change what we know and love (or don’t, for additional rage-points).
Redoing a movie (often with a modernized twist) is often called a “reboot.” This is restarting the movie’s universe, with new actors, plotlines, and overall film message. Films made years ago rarely hold up today for many reasons.
Some reboots, however, will go for a shot-for-shot recreation using new actors or new technology. Sometimes this is because the license changes between movie studios.
I mean, how else can you explain that there are five different Spider-Men, without getting into that wacky multiverse storyline?
It recently came about that there was yet another Superman reboot in the works without Henry Cavill (our most recent Superman), who was along for the ride in the latest attempt by Hollywood to bank on the success of an “extended universe.”
Marvel did it, so why not, right? Well, it didn’t do as well, so here we are.
Another kind of reboot is the sequel – produced after a certain amount of time has passed since the original’s debut. Rebooty (yes, that’s a word now) sequels will often ignore one or more entries in the series if they didn’t do as well as others in the series to wipe the memory of the less successful sequels from our minds.
Sometimes this works. Other times they wind up with a pile of trash worse than the entry they tried to eliminate in the first place. Looking at you, Terminator Genisys.
If you have a favorite movie from 10 or more years ago that did well at the box office, give it time. Eventually, Hollywood will reboot it.
Movie reboots can be cool, but real life is not like the movies.
We don’t get to reboot our lives because we don’t make enough money in the ‘box office’ that is our financial portfolio. That’s perfectly fine, though. You won’t need to reboot and begin again if you get it right the first time.
A chat with a financial advisor can help you get it right. Call 513-563-PLAN (7526) go online today to book a 15-minute conversation with me to discuss your financial future.
Nikki Earley, CFP®