Since "Batman" we have seen massive franchises resurrected: James Bond and Star Trek all got the reboot treatment. Now comes word that studios want to kick-start the "Alien", "Predator", "Ghostbusters," and "Robocop" franchises again, all with reboots. Hell even "The Fantastic Four" which is a new franchise is getting the reboot treatment.
Besides the opportunity for huge money and fresh faces, I think part of the trend of the re-boots has to deal with America's love of second chances. Everyone loves a comeback. People want to see Lebron James come back from being down 3-1. They were thrilled when Mickey Rourke returned with vigor in "The Wrestler." More recently the Syracuse Lacrosse team won the national championship on a comeback. So here's to the reboot, and thanks Batman.