I don't understand. It's barely been 10 years since the Toby vesion, and that didn't seem too bad. Why the re-boot? I can think of a ton more superhero characters that they could have explored instead of this.
Or, on a more serious note, Hollywood was 50+ percent reboot, remakes and re-imaginations from the second generation of silent films up until the late sixties.
Then New Hollywood came and changed the game. For some time.
But finally, "Jaws" and "Star Wars" came along, the blockbuster got invented, and the old studio hacks took over again. It's just that they remake the hell out of comic books instead of crime and adventure fiction this time round.