Michikit Friday, February 28, 2014
I am all for remakes, but it wasn’t always like this. When a couple of years ago I found out about a possible Buffy, The Vampire Slayer reboot I was not happy. This is my favorite TV Show and for me Sarah Michelle Gellar will always be Buffy Summers and I cannot think of another version of the TV Show. So yeah, I get those who are angry when they find out about certain remakes.
But I changed my mind and so should others. And here is why.
1. No matter how bad the remake may turn out, a younger generation will have the chance to hear about characters you grew up with. Buffy was an icon of an entire generation. It was not just about a vampire slayer, it was about courage and friendship. It taught a lot and it would be awesome to see her again, even in a remake as long as the essence of the show stays the same.
2. Sometimes remakes can be just as good as the original. I saw Carrie, the original movie from 1976 and not too long ago I decided to see the 2013 one, mostly because of Chloë Grace Moretz and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the first one. The one from 2002 on the other hand I did not like that much, but as I said, not every remake can be a success.
3. There are those times when the rebook can be better than the original. The one example I can think of is Teen Wolf. Yes, the original was a movie and it was more of a comedy while the remake is a TV Show. In a TV Show the story can evolve, new characters are introduced and the story, in this case, moved towards darker paths.
4. Some are too old to see. The original The Tomorrow People was an eight seasons TV Show from 1973 and it’s pretty hard to see a show that ended 35 years ago. If it wasn’t for the remake, I wouldn’t have had the chance to see it, even if it’s not the original one.
Do you have a favorite remake? Mine is definitely Teen Wolf and maybe The Tomorrow People.