Buffy Movie FAIL
According to reports circling teh interwebz right now, there are plans to make a Buffy: The Vampire Slayer movie.
Great, right? I mean, Buffy is a cult hit TV show, had…no wait, still HAS…a large and loyal fanbase and was responsible for the rise to power of one Joss Whedon. So this movie should be awesome!
Except for the part where none of the supporting characters will be featured in the movie. And the movie will have no connection to the original TV series. Oh, and Joss Whedon’s not involved.
Excuse me for a moment here:
Hey, don’t get me wrong, I’ve been excited since word broke that new Buffy-related TV or movies was possible thanks, ironically, to the performance of the Twilight empire. Vampires make money right now, and hey, if THOSE books manage to re-ignite interest in a young woman who kicks ass, takes names, grows up and still falls in love with a vampire (spoiler warning, ladies: she doesn’t marry him or have his baby)? Awesome.
But this Buffy project? No. Really, if you want to do a Buffy movie without characters like Willow, Xander, Giles, Angel, Anya and the rest of the gang, with no connection to the show and without the man who created it, why the HELL are you calling it a “Buffy” project other than in hopes of luring in unsuspecting Buffy die-hards?
Not to mention…a REBOOT? Why do that when there are still plenty of places to go in the Buffy-verse? Giles’ history, a Fray movie, adaptations of Tales of the Slayers or Tales of the Vampires (all three of these are awesome comics, check them out, yo), even an Illyria movie!
Long story short? In every generation there is a chosen one. And you do not eff with her, got it?