This one *might* be an exception: http://www.epictimes.com/2015/08/zorro-to-be-rebooted-in-a-post-apocalyptic-setting/
I could even see a way this could function with a nod to the original. Our noble hero remembers his history (or alternate history) and the story of the Californian who fought the oppressive governors in his day and decides to take up the mantle to right wrongs in the present. Now, how rapier and bull-whip would work in a post-apocalyptic setting is another question. But I love me some classic duels–which looked nothing like the watered down sport version people see once every four years in the Olympics. So I’d roll with it, given some decent handwavium.
Whether I want to or not: Cthulhu! And I call destroying reality a fair trade for the end of ISIS. The real world is overrated anwyay.
When you have an icon, you EMBRACE what made you iconic. Like the Bond producers have with Spectre:
Even the music recalls what is best of the franchise. Don’t you worry how long it’s been awesome.
When the news of the week is as bad as this one has been, a beautiful song is in order. And I’ve always loved this one.
Just don’t do something stupid like cast Shia Labeouf as the young Han Solo, please. https://www.yahoo.com/movies/s/han-solo-star-wars-standalone-film-21-jump-202608959.html
I have to admit I’ve been impressed with most of Disney’s decisions since acquiring the Star Wars Franchise. I still wish they had decided to play with the Thrawn storyline from Timothy Zahn’s novels. But I can see, given the age of the primary characters, why that might be problematic at this point.
On another note, the writing is flowing again. If slower than before, it’s something close to consistent. So I can’t complain. ;)
Steals away in the night. To leave you stranded in dreamland. Distance is a long range filter. Memory a flickering light left behind in the heartland.–
Thus spake the Professor. Neil Peart, aka the Jimi Hendrix of Drums. And I’m feeling those words this week. The nature of life is that the things we value rarely are allowed to leave us in the manner we wish. Happy endings are for stories and dreams. Life can only give us good chapters. If we do not sully memories ourselves, human nature ensures small, petty people will do the same. All we can do is turn back from the bitter end and look to the parts that warm our heart. And hope that those things are enough.
So I give you the greatest Power Trio of all time, Rush: