Gritty Reboots are a video remix meme where people create Grimdark or more urban versions of movie or video game franchises. Here are some examples:
There are more than 12,000 search results for “gritty reboot” on YouTube.
The term “gritty reboot” was used on Cracked as early as July 2009 to describe a comic depicting a dark version of The Wizard of Oz
It was used again by Cracked in October 2009
This description of Gritty Reboots in major motion pictures was shared on Cracked some time prior to September 2011
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