Poltergeist The Musical Perfectly Sums Up How We Feel About Movie Reboots

Everybody loves a good remake, right? Sorry, what’s that? Oh, you don’t? Never mind, then.

Nothing more perfectly demonstrates Hollywood’s current lack of creativity than the onslaught of remakes, reboots and “re-imaginings” of great films hitting cinemas recently. It seems that the studios would rather just go back to the well and redo something that has been a success in the past, rather than, you know, come up with something original.

Sometimes it’s hard to blame Hollywood for this. After all, the films they are remaking usually have a built-in audience and are more often than not as successful as the original, if not more so. At the end of the day, there’s a bottom line and that bottom is making money. If a studio thinks a remake has a chance of doing decent business, they’re going to make it. You just have to accept it and move on… or do you?

With the upcoming Poltergeist reboot on its way, the folks over at Legolambs have put together this musical featuring young Heather O’Rourke (which is fairly creepy, come to think of it) imploring the powers to be to leave Tobe Hooper’s original film alone. The video emphasizes this point by looking at past rebooted disasters such as the RoboCop, Total Recall, Fright Night and more. Needless to say, we completly agree.


[via Legolambs]

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