[Edited by Serivor, 3/30/2011 10:18:04 AM]
You have a point. People always seem to think that older franchises such as Batman need 'updating' to appeal to a modern audience.
They've done the same with the Superman comics; in the new version he's some angsty stroppy teenager that wears a hoody. I'm supposedly part of this 'modern audience', the generation that these updated versions are supposed to appeal to, but a small part of my soul died when I first saw it.
Plus it's not really reinventing for a younger generation, it's another big paycheck for Hollywood for yet another unoriginal/rehashed/anally abused story (cross out as necessary).