The roots of this year’s biggest summer reboots

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This summer’s most exciting movie releases, from “Baby Driver” to “Dunkirk”, brought many MVHS students back to the movie theater.  But this summer was also home to many franchise reboots — new movies that reinvented the way people viewed old stories.

Rebooting a movie franchise can also be a huge profit, inviting both fans of the original versions and casual moviegoers alike to experience the newer, glossier versions of popular films.

So what’s changed this year? We compared a few of this summer’s biggest reboots — “Baywatch”, “Wonder Woman”, “The Mummy” and “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” — to their source material.

Featured image by Clay Enos, © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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