The Era Of Remakes: She-Ra Gets A Makeover!
Last Friday being a snow day and all, we did what any snowbound family would; we Netflix and Chilled. And in my house, we take turns picking the shows.
Now, some quick background info for you--I'm a kid of the 80's. And I have taken the responsibility of introducing my own children to the classics from that era very seriously. They've seen Labyrinth, Never Ending Story, E.T., Flight Of The Navigator, The Princess Bride, Duck Tales, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and ALF, just to name a small few of the list. And of course the original He-Man and She-Ra have been on high rotation here for a while.
Getting back to Friday, I was quite pleased when one of my girls made the choice to watch She-Ra when it was her turn to pick. We watched a couple of episodes of the original, and then I left the room to make some snacks. When I got back in there, they were watching what looked like an anime show. "Where's She-Ra?" I asked. And the answer was not what I had expected. This WAS She-Ra; the Netflix/Dreamworks reboot of the show!
I didn't know what to think. We watched a few episodes, and I still don't know how I feel about it. I do know that I think we have reached an era where everything seems to be a remake of an 80's or 90's show or movie. They've even got a remake of Magnum P.I.--without a mustache! How is that even possible?! Tom Selleck's mustache was almost it's own character in the show!
I think that a majority of the time, remakes pale in comparison to the original. There are a handful of exceptions, but in my opinion, some things should just be left alone. For example, the remake of Jem...That was painful!
I'm sure there's an audience for the reboots and remakes. And I'm sure, without having lived through the 80's and 90's, the new shows suit some folks just fine. But I'm a purest.
See for yourself and sound off. What do you think about all the remakes? What are your favorites? What are the worst?
Inquiring minds want to know! (Actually its just me, but still!)
The original She Ra!
The new She Ra!