Oh, Silly Hollywood

In the past few years we have been subjected to reboot television shows and movies of old franchises (and in some cases just characters) and it is rare when it proves to meet the level of its original. The Superman reboot leaps to mind, and the list continues with Knight Rider, Charlie’s Angels,  Transformers, Land of the Lost…ad nauseaum.  For every 10 things, there are gems as well Firefly/Serenity and its latest incarnation Browncoats (more to come about them on our podcast this weekend) or Battlestar Galactica/Caprica. So it is literally a crapshoot to find the gems among the–for lack of a better term–pile.

All of which brings me to this weeks rant, the impending reboot of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. In many ways this could be a good idea. Joss gets back into movies binging back “his” iconic Buffy Summers and the Scooby Crew, perhaps Faith returns, Cordelia. No, this isn’t what Hollyweird wanted to do. Setting the WayBack Machine for stun, Hollywierd went to the movie, with Kristy Swanson and Donald Sutherland and said THIS IS THE REBOOT WE WANT, and by “we” one can only infer they meant the viewing public.

Well, the Scooby Crew has commented on this in a unified “no”, from Anthony Stewart Head, Allyson Hannigan, Sarah Michelle Gellar and, the latest to comment, Amber Benson. To a person,  so far there has been a “meh” to the idea and it deserves nothing more than that. The original movie was mediocre at best and some of the plot points were downright ridiculous: not glittery vampire ridiculous, but damn close. Even though Joss Weadon was listed as writer of the movie, it wasn’t until he wrested creative control in the TV series he was able to make his vision complete, thus creating the Buffyverse we have come to know and love.

This is Dome, sayin: ‘till Willow and Tara are back, it ain’t really Buffy.

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