While I understand all the reasons, what I find still puzzling and sad is that there is this need to "reinterpret" and "move" and whatever... things that are so freaking old they would be in a retirement home complaining about kids this days.
What I mean is, I find it sad that there is this "war" between people that want stuff exactly as it was when they were kids and people that want to make that kind of stuff racial diverse or GLBT friendly or whatever...
... what about NEW stuff? What about being inspired but at the same time bringing something new to the table and create new universes, new works, new characters? Why is our "culture" so invested in the same old stuff? This F4 stuff is very boring to me; the previous movies were atrociously bad, this one doesnt look much better in principle... and the question for me is WHY. Why go to do a new, diverse, 201* version of something that was new when bellbottoms was in vogue, and why should we care, instead of being surrounded by new, actual 201*, original stuff?
The commercial side of it I understand - I dont understand the "cultural" side of it.