In Defense of Remakes

With Ghostbusters, The Magnificent Seven, Pete’s Dragon and more all in theaters this summer, anti-remake rhetoric is at a fever pitch; however, many outraged film fans overlook not only the tangible benefits that a remake provides to fans of the older iterations, but the historical legacy of remakes as a form of re-interpreting a story with more modern context. In this MovieMob feature, Zach defends the concept of Hollywood remakes good and bad, while arguing for the sociological understanding that can be gained by holding remakes side-by-side with one another.

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