Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's not the end of the world

In 2012, there will be two reboots/remakes/reimaginings, that seem to have the whole world in hysterics.  First up is Buffy The Vampire Slayer.  All comments on this seem to revolve around the usual "Hollywood is raping my childhood" variety, and comments about how much it will suck because Joss Whedon isn't involved.  Thing is, it's actually a remake of the movie that started it all.  This movie simply developed from Joss thinking about a stereotypical horror blonde kicking monster arse.  That's about all the movie was before he perfected the idea for the series.  If you didn't know there was a Buffy movie, there is kind of a reason, it isn't Joss's best work, especially seeing as everyone kind of mucked about with it.  Joss did a runner and pretends it never happened, so of course he's not going to be involved in another attempt.  So there is no replacing Sarah Michelle Gellar, but Kristy Swanson.  There is no replacing Giles, Xander, Willow or Angel, because they don't exist yet.  Now the other one is Spider-Man, which also mentions Hollywood's devious relationship with individuals, honestly can't people think of something else to say.  Anyway, Spider-Man, people also say we had one ten years ago, why are they starting over.  These people have clearly never read a comic before.  Retcons (Retroactive Continuity) and reboots happen in those every five to ten years.  Just as an example, there was a storyline known as the Clone Saga, it was supposed to be a short one, but it became popular.  Naturally, the story went further, two years further.  At the end, after things got ridiculous, they wiped the slate clean so that it never happened, and to this day the Clone Saga is mentioned in hushed tones.  Now after Spider-Man 3 they've got three choices; acknowledge the existence of the third film, pretend it never happened, or reboot.  They chose the lesser evil.  So quit you're whinging.  The more you whinge, the more we realise you're going to see it anyway.
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