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Old November 23 2010, 12:57 PM   #61
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Re: Buffy TVS to be (ugh) Rebooted

Don't see the point, won't be watching.

I'll put this up there with the mooted Alias remake - What's the point when you can easily watch the original series already, which isn't exactly ancient.
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Old November 23 2010, 01:03 PM   #62
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I've seen bits and bobs of the TV series, if this looks good I'll go and see it, if not, I'll not. It's a bit of fluff not a plan to build a death camp to gas children in.
Even if we put you on a megaphone I don't think you'll be heard.
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Old November 23 2010, 02:26 PM   #63
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As a Whedon agnostic who's never watched the show and never plans to...
Yeah, that was me... until I channel-surfed into an episode midway through Season 2.
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Old November 23 2010, 02:38 PM   #64
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I've got no desire to take on a huge, multiseason series about a "vampire slayer"
Neither did I. Figured it was yet another bit of TV fluff not worth my time, for years and years.

Fortunately, I decided it was worth a look and realized how silly I'd been to think so. Because at the end of the day, the premise almost doesn't matter; it's just a backdrop for the characters. And they are a wonderful bunch of characters.
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Old November 23 2010, 03:09 PM   #65
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I'll put this up there with the mooted Alias remake - What's the point when you can easily watch the original series already, which isn't exactly ancient.
The point of a remake is rarely, if ever, to appeal solely to the audience for the existing property. The point is usually to find a way to bring the property to a new audience, to make it interesting to viewers who weren't too interested in the old version or who managed to miss it. Generally there's a desire to do that and to make it appealing to at least the more open-minded members of the established fanbase, since the bigger your audience is, the more money you make. But no established fanbase is large enough on its own to be the primary target of a remake.

And it's clear that this is going to be something very different from the TV series. The only point of commonality will be the Buffy character herself, and the movie version of Buffy was somewhat different from the TV Buffy at that (since the TV series was a sequel to Whedon's original movie script, not to the radically different version that ended up onscreen). And it sounds like this version is going to be rather different from the '92 movie version as well, not a high school student at all. So it doesn't sound like it'll be more of the same.
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Old November 23 2010, 03:31 PM   #66
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BastardMachine - Note to writer of "Buffy" movie who is not named Joss Whedon: Do not use the Internet. And cancel your email accounts. You're welcome.
Sadly, this is probably true. One must hope that Whedon fans will behave better than oldBSG fans did; that said, this is a very low bar to set and nothing in the history of the sometimes-obsessively-devoted Whedonista fanbase suggests that they'll stumble on it.

Why this movie's happening isn't mysterious. The producers don't have any particular interest in BTVS per se. They realize that vampires are currently very popular and that they own an established, trademarked and well-known property that revolves around vampires.
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Old November 23 2010, 03:45 PM   #67
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Although I had once hoped for further spinoffs that would build on the existing Buffyverse, I set aside those hopes after the cancellation of the DTV movies and have been happy to accept that the Buffyverse has come to a close as far as filmed entertainment goes. So if the reboot film is made and turns out poorly I can just ignore it. It'd have to be really good, though, to win me over as I'd find it difficult at this point to accept a new take on Buffy and a new actress in the role.
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Old November 23 2010, 04:03 PM   #68
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Over at AICN, Hercules pointed out that the lack of an attempt to enlist a writer with any experience or reputation whatever is indicative of the lack of ambition or real interest here. Basically, they're employing someone who can be put across as a Stephanie Meyer "type" for PR purposes.
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Old November 23 2010, 04:54 PM   #69
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Some reactions from people who were associated with the Buffy TV series:

Emma Caulfield (Anya):
Buffy reboot? ahahahhaha..
David Boreanaz (Angel), via Hart Hanson (creator of Bones):
I just informed DB that they are remaking Buffy. http://twitpic.com/39av51
Amber Benson (Tara):
Apparently, they're rebooting 'Buffy' w/out Joss Whedon: I told him that asking to play the title role would frighten the Studio Execs.
Eliza Dushku (Faith):
Lolz... "Buffy Reboot" & the internet is a-BUZZIN'!
Juliet Landau (Drusilla):
Buffy movie reboot without Joss. So uncool.
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Old November 23 2010, 05:32 PM   #70
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I hope the screenings will be greeted with protests and boycotts. I hope it is one of the lowest grossing films in history. I will have a newfound respect for America's movie going public if any or all of those things happens.
Boycotts and protests would only give it publicity - people would go see what the fuss was about. Far better for it to be released to a tsunami of apathy, disinterest and shrugged shoulders.
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Old November 23 2010, 05:41 PM   #71
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I'd ask what's gone wrong in my life if I standing outside a cinema in a protest about a cheesy vampire film. Christ, you can't people out into the streets during one of the worst recessions in history and yet they'd turn out for this.
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Old November 23 2010, 05:54 PM   #72
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If this movie does happen, I hope it flops so hard. The studio and all the producers lose a fortune hard. Doesn't even come close to making back its budget hard. The actors involved see their careers die hard.

I hope the screenings will be greeted with protests and boycotts. I hope it is one of the lowest grossing films in history. I will have a newfound respect for America's movie going public if any or all of those things happens.
That's some immature, fanboyish, dumb-fuckery right there.

Why the hell do people get so attached to things like TV shows? If you had one wish, why wouldn't you wish for the Buffy movie to be... I don't know... GOOD? Wouldn't you be pleasantly surprised if it was? No? Easier to wish everyone associated with the project gets ruined financially?

Seriously people, it's just a TV show. The existence or quality of this movie is not a personal insult to any one of you and will not erase or diminish the quality of the series you obviously love. In the words of Shat: get a life.

You know, after fifteen years or so, the cynicism of the Internet is getting a bit boring. It's easy to be cynical, you know, requires no effort at all.
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Old November 23 2010, 06:14 PM   #73
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If you had one wish, why wouldn't you wish for the Buffy movie to be... I don't know... GOOD?
I wouldn't waste a wish on it one way or another. Vampires as such don't intrigue me all that much, and this is just another vampire movie.

If I were to wish for something, for the sake of argument, I'd wish for the return of BTVS as it was. Beyond loving that show, I have no dog in this fight.
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Old November 23 2010, 06:15 PM   #74
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Boycotts and protests would only give it publicity - people would go see what the fuss was about. Far better for it to be released to a tsunami of apathy, disinterest and shrugged shoulders.
Or better yet, just give it the same fair chance that any creative work deserves. Lots of fictional creations have multiple incompatible versions, from Greek myth to Sherlock Holmes to Batman. If someone wants to try to do a Buffy movieverse running independently from the Whedonverse, that's their prerogative, and it doesn't diminish Whedon's achievement in any way.

If you want to boycott or protest things, there are a ton of causes out there that actually matter to people's lives. Protest discrimination in the workplace or sweatshop labor or deforestation or voter suppression or something important. Don't waste your activist passion on a work of entertainment. As long as no creators' rights are being infringed upon, as long as no one's being cheated or plagiarized or defamed or discriminated against, it doesn't hurt anybody.
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Old November 23 2010, 06:16 PM   #75
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This is just plain sad. Don't tell me, the movie will be in 3D too. It's soooo tired.
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