Awesome characters are the backbone of great movies and shows. They leave fans wanting more so producers deliver them up in endless sequels, reboots, and series. As a result, various versions of these classic characters are born. Some stay true to what made them awesome while others leave audiences with a sour taste in their mouths.
There’s nothing wrong with breathing some new life into a beloved character. However, when that creative breath is actually sucking the life out of it, then it crosses the line. It is painful watching them dragged through the mud by an actor taking confusing creative liberties. It is equally painful watching a classic character being reduced to a stranger by a bad costume or design. This all results in a long night for the moviegoer who has been thrown the creative curveball.
It's not rocket science. Most awesome characters are best left alone. Some are so awesome that they can still produce an excellent scene despite being dealt a bad hand. Even if it was just for one moment, they rose to the occasion.
I'm a pro wrestling content contributor for WhatCulture. I've been a fan since the early 1980s and have been writing about it for about ten years. I like taking a historical approach to pro wrestling and have a keen interest in the 1980s.