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The Destruction of Beloved Franchises

We all know the film industry has been hung up on making endless remakes and reboots, but the release of Terminator: Dark Fate has made me realize that not only is the film industry utterly bereft of creativity, they’re actively trying to remake established and beloved franchises in their own image.

This awesome review from Society Reviews pretty much points it out:

Terminator Dark Fate Review: An Unoriginal Hostile Takeover Of The Franchise

We have reached the point with Terminator that there is nothing good to say about this franchise anymore. Four years ago, we thought we had reached the last stop with Terminator: Genisy s, a film that proved the demand for another Terminator film simply isn’t there.

Let’s not beat around the bush, Terminator Dark Fate is an unoriginal disgrace on just about every level. The very fiber of this film comes off as someone who is ashamed that the foundation of this franchise does not fit their current day intersectional feminist worldview, so they decided to change it by repealing and replacing everything they felt was problematic with more progressive friendly elements.

This sums everything up perfectly, and this can also be applied to other franchises – Star Wars, Watchmen, and Ghostbusters. Also, the Ocean’s franchise, and all those all-female or all-black remakes of old movies. I will even include Maleficent, since it represents a woke retelling of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, casting Princess Aurora’s father, King Stefan, as a misogynistic tyrant and Prince Philip as a useless love interest (and, insultingly, the three good fairies as incompetent idiots who exist as plot devices and comic relief). Then there’s Disney’s transformation of one minor character in the Beauty and the Beast remake into some flamboyant homosexual. Another good example is Elizabeth Banks’s remake of Charlie’s Angels which really pisses me off because she and the studio obviously bothered because they wanted an ultra-feminazi version, even though the films starring and produced by Drew Barrymore were pretty damn good. No, it has to be remade by the priestesses of wokeness, because even Drew Barrymore’s version is now no longer good enough.

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Charles Townsend, the titular Charlie of Charlie’s Angels , has turned the Townsend Agency into heaven on earth. No, really: In director Elizabeth Banks ‘ upcoming take on the elite all-women crime-fighting team, the camera-shy millionaire doling out missions has become – by conservative estimate – a gazillionaire. It’s only logical.

They had to make it super-diverse too – now only one out of three is white (unless you count Elizabeth Banks’s character), and the other two are either Hispanic, mixed race, black…whatever. Anything but Asian, like Lucy Liu, because the left has deemed Asian people to be honorary white people, and therefore not woke enough (unless they virtue signal like the genocidal bigot Sarah Jeong).

Oh, and speaking of Elizabeth Banks, you can probably toss in the utterly pointless and failed attempt at rebooting Power Rangers. That one was touted as being super-diverse too, with gay characters and whatnot. As if the target demographic – KIDS – could possibly care if there’s a token lesbian Ranger or whatever.

They can’t leave well enough alone. They can’t be bothered to come up with an original story or concept, because they clearly don’t want to take any risk. I think they know that this leftist bullshit doesn’t sell all that well. It’ll sell in the cities but not anywhere else.

So yes, they go after established franchises. Thing is, people still aren’t impressed, and long-time fans of those franchises get highly pissed off (like the Fandom Menace, for one). The left still knows this.

So why keep doing this? Well, I believe they’re making these movies for the youngest generations. This is the long game, or, rather, the long march through the institutions, but instead of school boards, universities, government at all levels and other traditional “institutions,” they’re remaking popular franchises in their image, so that these are considered classics among people that are, right now, either infants or in early elementary school.

There’s another angle to the irritating remake/reboot trend, and that’s the disgusting pandering to Chinese sensibilities. That’s another post entirely, because I do have a lot to say about that.

But yes, they’re doing this to basically remake our culture into their image, and with Disney shoving classic Fox movies into their stupid vault, it’s only going to get worse.

Thank God for piracy. You can still download the original films if you can’t find copies legitimately.

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