May 3, 2012 3 Comments
Should we be disturbed by the frequency of Spider-man reboots? From my POV they only just recently made that version with the squeaky voiced actor from The Ice Storm. Now they’re remaking it. The thing they just made. Was there a huge clamor out there for this?
More disturbingly, will we start seeing another reboot just a few years after this one? And then with increasing frequency? Is this a sign of The Singularity? By 2030 how many Spiderman origin story reboot movies will be made per year? Assuming a power law, my Excel spreadsheet model puts the answer at 3.82e+14. I just made that up but I bet it’s close.
Or maybe we should embrace it. Maybe endless Spiderman reboots will be our most lasting cultural legacy. Maybe our Constitution should be amended to mandate one reboot per year. It could be a yearly creepy ritual, like Passion plays or the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve countdown. We’d be like ‘I can’t wait to see how they’ll do the yucky upside down kiss this year!’. Or at least others would. I’d be half drunk, half bored, and half asleep. Just like New Year’s Eve.