We live in an age of nostalgia. The people who are entering the entertainment industry now are those who grew up with a 'modern' entertainment industry. Film, television, animation, computer graphics, these were things that all of us in our 20's and 30's had - in a very modern way - as we were growing up. This means that, as we enter the entertainment industry, we try to create, and recreate, the things that are most important to us. This is primarily why we're seeing such a strong resurgence of old franchises. Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Aliens, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Transformers, just to name a few, are among the most popular franchises in our current age, and these same ones graced the small and silver screens decades ago when we were young and impressionable.
But how much leeway, and how much leniency, are we granted when handling these intellectual properties?