I'm about to go Zero to Rant...right about...NOW!
They're remaking Adventures in Babysitting? They're remaking Adventures in Babysitting! AND...God, it pains me to even write the following words...they're casting...they've cast...Raven Symone as Chris Parker (the lead)? SERIOUSLY???
WHAT!!!!! This is not acceptable, it is not okay, and I can't believe they're about to ruin the legacy of one of the greatest 80's movies ever made. (well...whatever, it was one of my favorite guilty pleasures)
In the words of Chris Parker herself..."Don't Fuck with the Babysitter"!
Are we trully such an unoriginal society, so seriously lacking in creativity that we have to remake EVERY FREAKING MOVIE EVER MADE??
I mean, first it was making movies out of old television shows, with the Dukes of Hazzard, and the Miami Vice, and I Dream of Genie, and whatever the hell else Hollywood ripped off. And now with the remakes...I mean, I get it, some movies have stories that can be told again and again, and if there's a way to cash in, then whey wouldn't they do it...but some movies just shouldn't be messed with. Either because the original should stand on it's own, re-relase it if you want people to see it again, or because the original was bad enough, we don't need a take-two.
Planet of the Apes, Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, King Kong, Shaft, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, these are just SOME of the ones I can name off the top of my head, and most of them didn't do so well, did they? And then there's the hip-hop re-makes, turning an 80's movie into the hip hop version, or whatever...Can't Buy Me Love became "Love Don't Cost a Thing", which I refused to watch, so I can't tell you whether or not it was any good. And now with Adventures in Babysitting...and Raven Symone??? SERIOUSLY???
What's next? Scarface will be remade with Kanye West as the lead? Gone with the Wind will be remade with Angelina and Brad? (oh God, I just gave someone an idea, didn't I?) And what really bugs me about all this is that these kids who will see these movies will never even know about the original...how wrong is that?
OH, I must make my little sister sit and watch the original ASAP, before Raven steps all over it.
I must go lie down now.