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Arts Pop: Remakes, reboots in the movies and on TV

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-What’s old is new again in Hollywood. Whether on the big screen or television, remakes, reboots, and reimaginings of previously told stories are the big thing.

Joe Williams, film critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, says that reboots are especially popular in the summer when superhero and yesteryear-comedy stories come back to life. Some complain about the lack of originality, but fans of the stories are often salivating for new material and storylines.

Jurassic World has been a huge success this summer, the first “Jurassic” film in 14 years.  And opening in theaters this week is Vacation, a next-generation road-trip comedy inspired by the classic National Lampoon films starring Chevy Chase. Yes, Wallyworld is back.