I mean, it’s not wrong that trying to remake or reboot old franchises is going to often have big problems with keeping the old fans happy while also appealing to new fans. Even if the new version is faithful, it can run into the simple issue of age differences.
Phantom Menace is a decent example of that, where they had the problem of trying to make a kids movie that appealed to kids, but that also kept 35 year old fans of the original happy. Which is a very big ask.
Masters of the Universe also seems to suffer with this, as some parts are more violent and dark as adult fans of He-Man might expect, but on the other hand other parts are still very childish. (It’s a very inconsistent show imho.)
But I don’t think we can totally blame the companies/makers for doing reboots and remakes. For one thing they’ve been doing it forever. For another, it often leads to good content. (Galactica, Dark Knight, Bladerunner 2049 etc…). But mainly because it’s clear that there’s a huge appetitie for it from fans and viewers.
We seem to have entered this era of hyper-obsessive fandoms who will consume endless amounts of content and obsess over every tiny detail. Studio attempts to make new content have generally been drowned out by the clamor for ‘franchises’’.
The problem is that these fandoms get so obsessive, and take things much much more seriously and obsessively than the creators do, and then get upset when anything threatens their carefully constructed ‘canon’. Plus you have all these youtubers pumping out videos attacking any small deviation from the cult.
I mean, I watch one video about MotU and my youtube suggestions are now full of videos about all its flaws and how it’s an ‘absolute disaster’.
(Same goes for nuWho or Star Wars or whatever it gets the most hits to attack at the moment.).
I mean, I mostly liked nuWho… though not all of it. But then again I’d choose original Ghostbusters over nu Ghostbusters in a heartbeat. But my daughter would have absolutely zero interest in old-who, whereas she’s very into nuWho. She hasn’t seen either ghostbusters yet, but I guarantee she’ll prefer the new one.
I’d pick Batman Returns over The Dark Knight as well, though I doubt many youngsters would agree.
So, for me, the existence of the new ones is largely additive rather than subtractive. It opens it up to new audiences and allows me to share things I like with new generations, and I’ll still have the old ones. Heck, it might even be a gateway to get them into the old ones.
(I’d love it if I could get my kids into Ocarina of Time, but realistically they’re much more likely to get into it via Breath of the Wild).
If fans don’t want remakes, reboots and sequels, maybe they should stop getting so excited about remakes, reboots and sequels and try watching some original content instead.
As for ‘woke’, I’ve only ever heard it used as a pejorative meaning 'acknowledges that there may be other people in the world who aren’t white straight men’
It appears to get applied to basically everything.