Tuesday, 19 November 2013

My thoughts on the "It's A Wonderful Life" sequel.

I've seen a lot of backlash to this on Facebook today, so rather than copy & paste this into every post I'll just leave my thoughts here:

Dear Everyone,
If you really like - or even love - a movie, a sequel to that movie 70 years after the original shouldn't affect the original &, in fact, should be so disconnected from the original that you can probably just safely ignore it altogether if the very idea bothers you so much, if it ever exists.
Studios remake & reboot stuff to make money, but this doesn't ruin your memories of the original. Why would a sequel that is so creatively & generationally removed from the original?
Good example: Remember how we survived the new "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" book a few year ago? Yeah, that.
Remember John Travolta's planned remake of "Harvey"? Or Spielberg's planned remake after that? These.
We'll all be OK.
Thanks for your time,
- Dave

[UPDATE 20/11/12: Turns out a sort-of-sequel spin-off already exists: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099276/]

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