- Jul 29, 2016
The Roswell reboot seems alright. However, I never watched the original so maybe that affects my view on it.I honestly hope it doesn't happen. I'd be more into a "reboot" of the animated series that almost was but then never was. I'd also be more into a Buffy Netflix movie. Of course in my dreams the original cast would return for this. Please learn from the Charmed and Roswell reboots that had fans outraged. In the words of Holly Marie Combs, these shows essentially say "I guess we are all too old now to play the characters we played 15 years ago".
I pray everyday that the CW doesn't get their hands on the rights or develop a pilot.
Casino Royale is a bit overrated in my view. It's decent enough but it's not "Bond" if you know what I mean.In spite of what I said in my last post, I realized that there have been successful reboots in the past like Battlestar Galactica and even better movie reboots like Casino Royale and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. However, with Buffy, I feel like it's an exception because of what the original concept was, and what made it so special.
Identity politics needs to stay the hell away from any Buffy show. It's divisive and the moment a show starts going "woke" , the audience is going to start dropping like flies especially if they don't agree with the narrative and agenda being pushed.Of course it would. It could really delve into what it is to be a human and femininity. How Buffy could be considered, or see herself as, less than human and/or less than a woman with having "tainted" demonic bloodlines, etc. It could be what makes a girl, a girl, framed in the modern setting of identity politics. Additionally why does she love a vampire? Could it be because of the demon inside her, self-loathing, etc.
It could really go in-depth on issues the original only skirted around and things the other shows aren't doing.
Netflix is having issues with that Cuties movie. That was a really bad move on their part.Have you ever suffered through a Netflix movie?
GoldenEye is the best Bond film in my opinion, so much better than the Daniel Craig Bond films.Martin Campbell already did a reboot of James Bond in GoldenEye, bringing Bond to the more gritty post-Cold War era of the '90s.
I don't want the colour of black Buffy's skin to be a plot point in any form at all. Just let her be black and treat it as normal without it needing to be mentioned. The reboot already feels like a potential box ticking exercise (given the fact that making Buffy black seems to be the driving force behind the proposed reboot), so don't make it an actual box ticking exercise.I would prefer someone with that kind of background experience on tackling related material to Buffy, perhaps a strong feminist voice even that doesn't necessarily play on the tired conventions of modern feminist politics, or a racial voice that doesn't play on the BLM politics.
The idea of tackling the diversity issues in the OG series with a black Slayer can be a good direction, I'd concede to that. It seems like the right time anyway for that kind of show to exist, what with the racial themes present in Lovecraft Country and Get Out, especially with the latter playing with racial conventions in a refreshing and clever way. Maybe the new Buffy could indeed do for racial issues what the OG Buffy did for feminist issues. A kick-butt black female Slayer, if done well, could set forth a whole new zeitgeist of geek culture the way OG Buffy did back in the '90s.