Greg Cox wrote:
Look at last year's biggest movie: THE DARK KNIGHT. It's a great film that deserves all the money and kudos it received, but, hey, it's a sequel to a remake of a movie based on a seventy-year-old comic book . . . .
I agree with the point you're making, however, I have to be nitpicky and point out that Batman Begins is not a remake.
Depends. Since it was rebooting the series, you could argue that it was sort of a remake of the Tim Burton movie. Or the Adam West movie. Or the old movie serials . . . .
Then again, since it retells the first meeting of Batman and the Joker, I suppose you could also argue that THE DARK KNIGHT is actually the remake of the 1989 version!
In any event, for all its merits, TDK is at least the ninth
Batman movie ever made. Which would suggest that audiences don't mind seeing the same stories retold--as long as they're done well.