Ok, so over the years there has been a ton of truly great horror and science fiction movies out there… And some even better franchises out there that to this day people are still in love with and trying to recapture the magic of the original movies that made those franchises great!
A great example are the horror movie franchises… Don’t get me wrong when I say that they are fun… But with studios trying to make money off of those franchises that in my opinion really make their genre’s great… And with some filmmakers trying to recapture their youth. There has been something that has been lost in the translation!
For example… As the, ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ franchise was winding it’s way through it’s life span… All of the actors from the original movie and the original sequel have all disappeared… Wes Craven (The Hills Have Eyes) has passed away… Etc…
Finally when Robert Englund (Eaten Alive) finally decided to end it… That franchise died when Newline took over and fucked up the classic formula that was created by these talented artists! And turned the currently first and only remake attempt in to one of the worst horror movies ever made!
And there are a ton of these… Friday The 13th tanked… Rob Zombie was only able to pull off two Halloween films before giving up… And even Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel movies have tanked!
And with that said I got to thinking about what could possibly be if some of the legitimate talent came back to bring legitimacy, and help bring back some of these movies back to the prominence they once had!
Now this would not work all of the time… But this could work alot of the time… It has been universally acknowledged that if Robert Englund came back… He could breath new life in to that franchise…
And I think alot of people are banking on the fact that the next Terminator movie has James Cameron (The Terminator/Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator/Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Linda Hamilton (The Terminator/Terminator 2: Judgement Day) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgement Day), that having these people come back for the next terminator movie will not only give noteriety to the film, but will also sort of give a smooth transition to the next generation audience!
Here are a few examples of classic franchise starter movies that made their series great (Two horror and two sci-fi.)
And here are a few examples of the recent remakes/recent sequels of the above mentioned movies that give credence to needing their original stars to minimally come back long enough to transfer the franchise properly to a new generation!