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Worst Reboot Ever

The Robocop reboot reminds us that we should all watch the original Robocop. Time to discuss what other reboots were a step in the wrong direction.

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I'm voting for Amazing Spiderman

Having seen both movies and also thought they weren't super bad but I go with Planet of the Apes since that ending was too random (and I liked Man of Steel more).

I'm going to second Amazing Spider-Man. Man of Steel at least tried to portray the core of the character: a man with godlike abilities serving as an inspirational symbol for the entire human race. They failed in representing it, but at least they understood.

Amazing Spider-Man does not get Spider-Man. He was an outcast, mocked by society, but otherwise a completely normal guy. He gets bitten by the spider, gets his powers and acts selfishly with them until his actions lead to the death of his uncle, making him realize that old catchphrase "with great power comes great responsibility". He was a normal person given the chance to do good. In ASM, they made him a variation of "the chosen one", showing the people who made this movie do not get the point of Spider-Man.

honestly I don't think either movie was that bad ( I really liked Man of Steel) but planet of the apes definitely not a great movie. But seriously you guys didn't think the The Day the Earth Stood Still remake wasn't the worst remake out of them all?

Ah, the usual tired and half-assed complaints about Man of Steel. I'll start caring when the major arguments start to not suck. Agreed that Tim Burton's Apes movie sucked though. But I can't think of many times that he's done well with existing properties.

Planet of the Apes was a more interesting movie and Superman, a whiff on a slow ball BUT: Superman can be mended. Batman vs. Superman will be a continuation of that continuity. Apes had to be completely rebooted. No body any where wanted to see a sequel to the Tim Burton movie.

I'm going to go with the Timothy Dalton Bond movies. I like him. I like him as Bond. Those movies were dull, forgettable, and damn near killed a franchise that, when properly handled, has gone on to make nearly another 10 movies. The last of which, Skyfall, was a smash hit.

Don't blame DC for Man of Steel! that's WB who made that piece of s#*t! they own DC, they don't listen to DC.

Ah, these naive people who haven't seen RoboCop yet...

I still don't get all the Man Of Steel hate, but I do agree that Planet of the Apes was bad.

The only reason it's debatable about worst reboot ever is because the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot hasn't came out yet. Sure Pa Kent saying let the kids die was bad, but it's not nearly as bad as we had to make Shredder a white guy because we couldn't find any Asian actor anywhere in the world to play a villain.

Granted he won, but Kyle blew is wad on the "bl;ows dogs for quarters." he should have saved that line for the drinking round.

Chris v.2.0 is in beta?! Congratulations, sir! Stock up on sleep now while you can. :)

Glad to see Kyle won this one. I tend to agree with him more often than not.

I'd tend to vote for Spiderman as the worst reboot, though Conan or Carrie or Godzilla (pick a 'zilla) seem equally up for debate. If pre-emptive nominations are allowed I would also like to submit the next iteration of Batman under the, "oh my god are we really going to have to sit through the origin story again?" clause.

Star Trek Into Darkness.

Does Spiderman 3 count?... no?... it should be on every "worst thing ever" list.
Along with X-Men 3.

Well, for reboots, they just come and go lately, does anybody remotely remember the Total Recall reboot?, did it affected how you though about the original movie?, it's a big NO for both answers and I think Robocop will be pretty much the same in that regard.

JPArbiter:
Granted he won, but Kyle blew is wad on the "bl;ows dogs for quarters." he should have saved that line for the drinking round.

Not to mention the fact that the image was formed as soon as it was said, so it was too late to NOT create that image.

Speaking of reboots, it a shame this is limited to movies because I am SURE there are those looking at this thread and chomping at the bit hoping to make a comment about Sonic Boom. THAT would have made for some interesting conversation!

SilverUchiha:
I'm voting for Amazing Spiderman

I was about to come into this thread and rage about Man of Steel but you stopped me dead. Fucking Amazing Spiderman. There are so many things that are wrong with that movie, and I realized one more of them today. That idiot playing Peter Parker reminds me of my MOST HATED ACTOR EVER. Hayden Christensen. Amazing Spiderman just got worse for me. And I didnt think that possible.

At least Man of Steel had a pretty decent opening. Before Superman appeared. Ah shit...two of my favorite superheroes...how could it be so messed up................

Figured this wasn't going to be very good, but it was great actually!
When Chris is pissed/passionate he get's seriously funny.

Best episode in a LONG time, thanks for the lolz!!! :D

KYLE YOU ALMOST GAVE ME A HEART ATTACK!!

I saw the "vs." screen and thought "Are they going to argue Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a bad movie!? Inconceivable!" Thankfully, I breathed a huge sigh of relief when it turned out to be the reboot I forgot even happened.

Now to watch the rest of this episode.

Man of Steel, only because at least the other one had monkeys in it.

Kenjitsuka:
Figured this wasn't going to be very good, but it was great actually!
When Chris is pissed/passionate he get's seriously funny.

Best episode in a LONG time, thanks for the lolz!!! :D

You're welcome for the lolz!

Watched 20 minutes of Planet of the Apes, said "Done!"

what about TV reboots? I really think Ultimate Spiderman deserves some face stomps. still can't believe they canceled spectacular spiderman for that crap.

Lvl 64 Klutz:
KYLE YOU ALMOST GAVE ME A HEART ATTACK!!

I saw the "vs." screen and thought "Are they going to argue Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a bad movie!? Inconceivable!" Thankfully, I breathed a huge sigh of relief when it turned out to be the reboot I forgot even happened.

Now to watch the rest of this episode.

That was my reaction too. At first I was all "Oh, you did not!" but then I realized which one they were talking about and it was all good.

Burton's Planet of the Apes could have been good, all it needed was Johnny Depp in a stupid hat.

Planet of the Apes was terrible but Mars Attacks! was pretty damn good for a movie based on trading cards from the 60s.

Newhouse:
Star Trek Into Darkness.

Why don't we just say the Star Trek reboot PERIOD.

With Regards to Tim Burton and franchises... I think he did alright with the two Batman movies he helmed.

I mean Hollywood has had something of a patchy record with Batman movies, Schumacher's two embraced the camp angle, which is good for anyone interested in that aspect, not so good for those not, and Nolan's Batman movies kinda started losing steam and limping the longer they went on.

And hell, all of them have had occasional script issues to a greater or lesser extent, the odd plot hole or head-scratching moment.

Congrats, Chris!!

Speaking as a father of an almost 6 month old, there is nothing else like it (both good and bad). It will change your world forever, as I'm sure Dan could tell you. Best of luck to you.

For a second there, I was expecting Bob to butt in and take over on the anti-Man-of-Steel hate. Good thing Burton's Planet of the Apes won (if you call that winning). For my money, one lousy reboot was Aliens vs. Predator. That one messed up 2 franchises for the price of one!

I hated both reboots, but definitely hated Planet of the Apees mroe. It's so bad I actually did only see it once and forgot it existed to the point that I thought this was about Rise with Franco, which confused me because that one was actually pretty good.

canadamus_prime:

Newhouse:
Star Trek Into Darkness.

Why don't we just say the Star Trek reboot PERIOD.

I couldn't agree more. Honestly thought the rewrite of a lot of the original movie's most iconic moments crosses the line into parody well before they "catch" Khan. Hell, the movie's opening has Spock paradoxically speaking out about not violating the Prime Directive while violating the pri-

*flips table*
*leaves room*

I actually loved Man of Steel, and agree that Burton's planet of the apes was way too weird and just did not work.
I never though it was a reboot though, just a random planet of the apes movie unrelated to the previous.

"Man of Steel 2 directed by Tim Burton!"

I'd watch that for a dollar!!

OT: I was never on board with reboots to begin with... and, so far, only Rise has been the only "reboot" that was worth watching in the theaters, based on my theater-viewing years...

Clearly the fix is in. Man of Steel was the worse of two for one very simple fact: No one gave or gives a damn about "Apes". 40 some odd years ago, yeah, "Apes" was a going concern. Now(well,2001), though?

Of the two, Planet of the Apes suffered from heavy handed nonsense, like when the evil general ape borrowed a Barry Goldwater quote out of context, Yet, it had this weird aesthetic that made it fun to watch as long as you didn't make yourself listen to it.

Man of Steel's problems begin and end with WB trying to recreate the same money printing machine which was The Dark Knight by tacking on the same gloomy sensibilities onto Superman.

However, Robocop sucks Roboballs. The whole movie hinges on, and falls apart, by not having Murphy die and be resurrected as a machine. Then he spends a big chunk of the movie with him not being Robocop and not doing Robocop stuff. I didn't think the movie could meet what I wanted from a reboot, but it was just sooooo boooooriiiing!!

Icehearted:

canadamus_prime:

Newhouse:
Star Trek Into Darkness.

Why don't we just say the Star Trek reboot PERIOD.

I couldn't agree more. Honestly thought the rewrite of a lot of the original movie's most iconic moments crosses the line into parody well before they "catch" Khan. Hell, the movie's opening has Spock paradoxically speaking out about not violating the Prime Directive while violating the pri-

*flips table*
*leaves room*

Of course I meant the entire J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot universe not just Into Darkness, but yeah that was pretty bad. I mean should I go over all the things about the first one that didn't make sense? Starting with Red Matter, a plot device that presumably was pulled out of somebody's ass, Abrams' I'm guessing.

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