HOT TOPIC We Want Your Thoughts On Franchise Reboots

Calling all those with strong opinions about franchise reboots - we know you've got stuff to say on this one!

With the new-fangled RoboCop hitting cinemas (check out our review here ), we can't think of a better time to find out your views on reinvented franchises. RoboCop is just the latest reboot of a valued original; in recent years we've had Man Of Steel , X-Men: First Class and The Amazing Spider-Man , and we'll soon see new takes on The Terminator , Mad Max and Batman. On TV we've got the likes of The Tomorrow People and Teen Wolf .

But are they necessary? Do they display a lack of ambition and invention? Or do they bring fresh, invigorating ideas to old material? In some cases are they actually better than the original, taking advantage of the advances in special effects technology? Are people too ready to slag off reboots just because they're reboots? Let us know what you think and we'll print the best responses in SFX 247, on sale Wednesday 2 April.

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Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.