Old people reminisce at the end of their lives, reliving the good times, the great moments. So do dying cultures – like ours.
It’s not mere laziness that has prompted the rehashing of literally every conceivable “classic” TV show (or movie) by Hollywood – from The Day the Earth Stood Still to (coming soon, reportedly) another Conan. No coincidence that the latest Conan reboot will feature Arnold. There are few new action heroes – and none that have the universal drawing power that Arnold (or Sly or Bruce) once had.
America – the old America – is reminiscing.
Because America is dying.