So my journey with Horizon Zero: Dawn and Aloy is finally over, and what a game it was! Despite its flaws which include some bad voice acting and some story related pacing issues, it has to be one of the most highly enjoyable and fun games I have played in recent memory. So much so that I spent one weekend over 10 hours in front of my console in one sitting playing Horizon Zero: Dawn. Which has not happened to me in a very very long time.
I take my hat off to Guerrilla Games for crafting such an amazing game that held me captivated and spellbound for well over 60 hours! At times during doing missions and side quests, I would just stop and admire the amazing views and scenery they created in the game. And after the credits rolled passed and we got to see the final cutscene, it left me with the hope that we will see a sequel featuring Aloy one of my now new favorite heroine in video games. If you haven’t read my review of the game yet you can find it here.
So it is been announced that there is a Matrix reboot in the works, was I the only one who rolled my eyes at hearing this news? This is just another sign that Hollywood has run out of an original idea, and now have reached the absolute bottom of the barrel looking for franchises they can reboot and turn into the next cash cow they can milk for money. This trend has become pretty apparent the last 10 years or so, we are entering what one can possibly describe as a “closed loop” era for movies. Where the movie industry will be stuck in a cycle of rebooting movies every 10-15 years. So why stop at the Matrix movies?
Why not the Harry Potter movies next? And honestly, with the exception of Reloaded and Revolutions getting tied up in its own plot, The Matrix franchise is a damned fine action-adventure that doesn’t particularly need a reboot. So I have to ask why? Considering the current state of the movie industry and the various social movements that have infected it, would a reboot even manage to reach the same level as the original movie? I would so no. So I have to ask you Hollywood. Why? These reboots are never as good as the original, and they won’t make the same amount money. So why?