>>5193>but my basic point is that now if i ever want to talk about ghost in the shell i'll have to specify "oh, not that new one". from it's release onward it becomes the first thing people will think about.
I don't think that's a bad thing, because unless you are talking to kids who never saw GITS because well, they're kids or adults who may not care about anime or sci-fi in general, then I'm sure you are either talking to someone who really loves the GITS movie but isn't aware of the anime or manga and is open to it or someone who does like it and may just disregard the live action film.
Bad, bad example though. That was no ordinary remake. That's a remake that is almost universally disliked and not for the movie itself but the retarded actions of the actresses and studio who worked on the movie. I don't even care that much about Ghostbusters, but I know that the new movie was likely average for the times we live in but it was actresses soykafting on people and being asses along with the clear attempt to shove girl power into all the drama.
Honestly, if I don't enjoy an entry of a series to something I just treat it like it's own canon. It usually helps a long way.