15 Gritty Reboots That Completely Missed The Mark
Since it worked for Batman, the world and his wife think that making a tired old franchise grittier, darker and 'edgier' (whatever that means) will instantly breathe new life into it and make it a smash hit success. They've even done it to that bastion of light and sweetness, Archie now. Archie!
Anyway, this is just not the case, and history is littered with cases where this tactic completely failed. Fortunately, people like us are here to drag them up again and point them out, so here they are.