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Since the release of Batman Begins the cinematic world has undertaken a trend of looking at stories in a darker, more brooding manner. Any and every film with an origin story for a popular character seems to have gone down the gritty route, layering the character with intense moodiness, to make sure that YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND ME becomes a prevalent  theme in the movie. Bruce Wayne had it, James Bond had it, even the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s take on Alice In Wonderland had it; the gritty reboot movie is a hot topic in Hollywood right now.

So my question is this: why stop there? Why not reboot the films and tv shows we used to love and give them a darker, possibly even gruesome origin story?

So I present to you, the reboots which we’d all secretly love to watch, regardless of how ridiculous the premise may be, because everyone loves a good origin story.

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This article was first posted on January 4, 2014