Result #86: I successfully boycotted remakes and reboots for an entire year and think I'm going to continue.

#86: Boycott all movie remakes and reboots.

Date: 3-27-2014

Due Date: 3-27-2015

Resolution: You know what drives me even more crazy than reboots and remakes of old and new movies? People who complain that Hollywood isn't coming up with anything original any more then rush out to see any recycled piece of garbage that is put up on the screen.

It's time to start putting the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," to the test and start breaking some of these patterns that we constantly bitch about as we participate in the act that we're complaining about.

I think the last reboot I watched was 21 Jump Street, and I only watched it because I heard it was funny and actually had nothing to do with the original show. Now that I think about it, this may actually be more damaging. At least with most genuine remakes and reboots they try to somewhat resemble the originals.

Being that I don't watch many new movies in general this boycott is going to be pretty easy for me, but if you read this and agree with the declined state of modern cinema then join in and stop watching unoriginal material.

PS, Godzilla doesn't count. New Godzillas doing the same thing is kind of a staple to the Godzilla genre.

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 3-27-2015


As the title says, I've successfully boycotted remakes and reboots for an entire year and plan to keep the boycott going. It shouldn't be all that hard, I'm barely ever in the mood to watch movies any more, so when I do I'm much more selective than I was in the past.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.