Apparently there have been rumors of a new "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" movie. I use the word "new" because there already was a movie created about Buffy, even before the TV series began. I remember watching parts of the 1992 movie and just thinking that it was poorly made. This new movie, however, will not include "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon, which has outraged a lot of fans. Warner Bros has decided to produce this new movie and so far the reception has been much less than welcoming.
My question, though, is whether fans are outraged that Joss Whedon has no say in the film's production, or whether they are upset about the changes that will be made to Buffy and her story line? One of the producers has mentioned that Buffy will not be a high schooler anymore, but that "she'll be just as witty, tough, and sexy" as before. I feel like this might change everyone's perspective about her. When I began watching Buffy, I remember thinking that even though she is a slayer in high school, there is some innocence about her, which made me like her character even more. However, if this new movie has a grown up Buffy, I don't think that pathos will cross over.
I believe that almost any TV series or movie can be revamped. Whether it will be successful depends on how much the producers and the actors blow our expectations. I am glad that Warner Bros is producing a movie with a strong female lead, though. And I really hope that they do a good job because this might start more movie productions with strong superheroines as leads - an issue that I mentioned in a previous article. If Warner Bros succeeds, this movie could be almost revolutionary - just like the Buffy TV series. Here's the link to the article: