Friday, August 24, 2012

Disney to reboot The Rocketeer

The title pretty much sums it up.  Disney is planning on rebooting the classic 'superhero' film, The Rocketeer, next year.  It's funny, I just recently rewatched this movie a few weeks ago.  And I have to tell you, it still works today.  Sure the special effects are outdated, but they add a lot of charm to the movie.

The original was released in 1991 and was directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America).  It starred a young, handsome, Billy Campbell donning the jetpack, and Jennifer Connell as his love interest.  Alan Arkin played an eccentric father figure to Campbell and 007 himself, Timothy Dalton played the villain.

I don't like that the studios are just rebooting every property they've ever owned; but I'm interested in this one.  Also, it's been 20+ years since the release of the original (unlike the 5 year break the Spider-Man reboot received).  It's still early, let's wait to pass judgement on this one.  I'll keep ya posted.

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