Daily Archives: November 22, 2010
Joss Whedon is one of the most awesome people on the planet Earth. Why? Check out what he had to say when he was told of the Warner Bros. planned reboot of Buffy The Vampire Slayer:
Coming from the land of hot, tall, shiny blue-eyed blonde people (male or female, take your pick), endless expanses of snow and church-burning death metal are three rather intriguing looking new genre projects that put new spins on old tropes, and I’ve the trailers fer ya below.
Warner Brothers and Atlas Entertainment announced plans today to remake the original 1992 Buffy The Vampire Slayer film. The producers of the reboot say they have come up with “An exciting idea on how to update Buffy” (translation: we’re gonna make it like Twilight!), and will not feature the character in her high-school cheerleading days.
You know, Some creations are intrinsically tied to their creators, and Buffy is certainly one of them. In fact, I can’t really think of another character, or group of characters, that owe so much of what makes them special to one writer. Joss Whedon embodies the voice, tone, and spirit of the Buffy-verse. Without him, it’s just some girl running around stabbing vampires.
Every time I see that idiotic gas gun gag, it makes me want to punch a kitten. This is going to suck beyond all human comprehension. That being said, I will likely be there opening weekend. What can I say? I’m a masochist.
Oh. Hell. NO. Look, I’ve got nothing against Matthew Goode. I’m sure he’s a fine actor when Snyder isn’t horribly mis-casting him in roles he has no business playing (Ozymandias, anyone?), but the guy just is not Superman. Oh but wait, there’s even more shitty news! Read the rest of this entry