I speak now to the Geek. My people. Those with whom I share a cultural heritage. Over the years I have heard you, many times, complain about the output of Hollywood when it comes to our beloved franchises. They do the same thing over and over again. Another soulless reboot. Once again, someone has destroyed a once-beloved childhood property.
And these complaints are not without merit. The thing is, Hollywood keeps making these movies because YOU KEEP GOING TO THEM. Movie execs speak one language: money. If you want them to do something DIFFERENT, you have to stop spending money on things you DON’T LIKE.
So if anything I’m saying sounds familiar, guys, I have a solution for you. Oh, it won’t fix everything, but it will be a start. You want them to stop trashing old franchises? You want them to take a chance on something different? You want something weird and cool instead of empty and derivative?
Then next weekend, take whatever money you were going to spend on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and instead, go to see “Guardians of the Galaxy” for a second time.