We are in the midst of a vortex of reboots. Hollywood is eschewing new ideas – risky things they are, with the potential to be financial disasters – in favor of just re-skinning tried and true franchises and fan favorites. The results have been mixed.
The 2014 “Godzilla” film is proof you can't just slap a veneer of grit on a classic piece of pop culture and call it a day. Or maybe you can? After all, despite all these Cinema Sins, this movie still turned a profit. Audiences are our own worst enemy.