80’s Reboots That Need To Happen

Above: The new heroes of Ghostbusters
Above: The new heroes of Ghostbusters

This Friday, the reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise will finally hit theatres. After whispers regarding production, rumoured cast feuds, and multiple canned scripts, we’ll finally be able to see director Paul Feig’s version of the film. This new version also means that we’ll be losing out on a traditional threequel of the series.

The new Ghostbusters film has grabbed a considerable amount of attention during the build up of its release. Even before the movie was able to land on screen, everyone had already debated the casting, the lack of plot continuation, and the uncertain involvement of producer Ivan Reitman. In reality, it never mattered how the filmmakers proceeded, it was going to be an incredible feat to reboot such a beloved franchise. The silver lining however, is that Ghostbusters is armed with a talented cast and supported by an equally talented crew. This reboot could end up being great.

And if it’s indeed great, it could open up another wave of 80’s inspired reboots. We decided to get ahead of ourselves a bit, by suggesting a few classic flicks that deserve their own retelling.


Visual effects have come a long way since the 1980s. Imagine the world of Fantasia, truly coming to life with today’s CGI. The practical effects in the original are just campy and nostalgic. How awesome would a fully functioning Falkor be? The possibilities of the movie’s dense visuals, now augmented with modern technical abilities is incredibly enticing.

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Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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