Hollywood: Destroying my Childhood One Movie at a Time
By Chris Kavan - 02/08/10 at 09:56 AM CT
Back in the day, there was nothing I looked forward to than Saturday morning. You get up early, watch hours of cartoons and then if it was a nice day go out and run around like kids were apt to do.
Yes those were the days, but apparently filmmakers around my age or a little older also remember those days, but instead of cherishing those golden memories, they're trying to cash in.
Transformers may be a hit at the box office, but the flash-bang-pow mentality leaves a bitter aftertaste. G.I. Joe tried the same with lesser results. The live-action Sooby-Doo irked me to no end and don't even get me started on the upcoming Smurfs adaptation. There's even a Fraggle Rock and He-Man reboot in development. It's like there's some great conspiracy to root out all my favorite childhood cartoons and ruin them.
Oh, but it doesn't stop there. The remakes of TV and even other movies is out of control: The A-Team, Footloose, Red Dawn, Clash of the Titans - have they not learned their lesson from Dukes of Hazzard, Miami Vice and Charlie's Angels? I don't care what other people might say, for the most part remakes and reboots are just a bad idea.
Now I here there's going to be a Battleship (yes, based off the board game!) movie. If that's a hit, can we expect a slew of board game-based films too? Monopoly starring Donald Trump or Sorry! starting Tiger Woods? I already weep at the possibilities.