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22 November 2010 @ 02:26 pm
Joss is Boss, so GTFO.  
Unfortuately, it looks like the Buffy reboot movie will be happening after all, much to everyone's dismay.

This has been rumored for a while, however to have confirmation that it'll actually be happening is rather distressing, because there simply cannot be Buffy without Joss Whedon involved. I'm sorry, but it's true. While sometimes certain reboots can be good and take on an entirely different entity of their own, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a cult classic and shouldn't be touched no matter what. Besides, the entire fanbase is gonna rip this to shreds, which is why I'm laughing and scoffing at the "active fan base waiting for Buffy to return to the big screen" quote because we do, just WITH JOSS WHEDON ATTACHED TO THE PROJECT. IT'S JOSS OR NOTHING BITCHES, GET IT RIGHT! Seriously, I want to know where this "active fan base" resides and how they interpret that into new movie that deals with nothing we want to see.

I predict this to flop and fail harder than anything, because it is just utter blasphemy. Also considering the entire description of what they want to do with it, I'm fearing they'll do what Joss desperately tried to avoid in creating Buffy Summers as a character. :/

This will not end well, at all.
 
 
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Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Seriously. I mean, I knew there had been rumors circulating for a while now, and quite frankly I thought it wouldn't go through with it, but it seems like they are. And them suggesting that fans are excited for this project is insulting. No, we wanted the original cast with Joss Motherfucking Whedon to be part of a possible future BTVS movie (whether telemovie or otherwise), not some lame-ass reboot that has absolutely nothing to do with the characters that we grew up with and loved for seven freaking seasons.

And without Joss, it just won't be good. Sorry, but that's the truth.

There is only one Buffy Summers, and this is she:



Edited at 2010-11-22 11:43 pm (UTC)
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on November 22nd, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Ugh! They are seriously going through with this after all? Good luck! They are gonna need it.
Renée: Kahlan. Con Dar.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
It's just utter blasphemy, I tell you. It's an insult. Besides, it's too freaking early for any consideration of a reboot, like that would ever go well regardless. This is without Joss Whedon, without him being part of the production, and without the mythology, without the original characters or actors. Without everything that made Buffy...Buffy.

No. Just, no.

kaiyote: TSWIFT ▪ unamusedkaiyote on November 22nd, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
Do they honestly think the fans are gonna be happy about this? Really? Really? REALLY?

They are so dumb. They are really dumb. For real.
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Judging from what the article is saying, they think fans are gonna be "excited" for Buffy to be on the big screen. They obviously don't know the Whedonverse very well, otherwise they would be backing away slowly from the rapid fans who are foaming at the mouth in anger at this news.....
Wolfling: ripperglarewolfling on November 22nd, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
*shakes head* Dear Hollywood, it doesn't hurt to actually go and write new stories instead of massacring rebooting past hits.

This is going to tank so hard, I can't even imagine.
Renée: BSG. Natalie is not pleased.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
I know right? That's the biggest flaw in Hollywood these days, they hardly go for original ideas, instead they remake/reboot movies (classic movies, might I add, particularly recreating foreign films for Americans who are too lazy to read subtitles and complex storylines, but that's something else entirely....) when there shouldn't be a need to anyway. LEAVE THE CLASSICS ALONE, GODDAMMIT.

And this, without Joss Whedon? I cannot even imagine. It's his story, he created the character in the first place, and I cannot foresee this succeeding or getting praise at all.
Aelora: Glee - Blaine eyerollaelora on November 22nd, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
FAIL.
Renée: Kahlan. BAMC.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
MEGA UBER MONSTROUS FAIL. :/
the infraggable crunkblualbino on November 22nd, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
WTF is with this ridiculous reboot obsession, Hollywood. They're never good, like, at all. ://////
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
For real now. Why not do something original? There's no need for rebooting something that has been, and always will be, a cult classic and will be timeless forever by itself. No need to reboot something that's already flawless in perfection as it is.

DNW this at all. :/
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goldenusagigoldenusagi on November 23rd, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
"There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character's return to the big screen."

NO, THERE'S NOT. Geez. WHAT IS WITH ALL THE REMAKES? Remakes of old shows, old movies, old ideas. And there's a difference between a show still having a fanbase and wanting to see a DIFFERENT VERSION OF THE CHARACTER OTHER THAN THE ONE WE FELL IN LOVE WITH.
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Apparently Joss doesn't agree with this decision either, and thank goodness for that. The fact that you've got the original creator of Buffy mortified and saddened by the idea of a reboot should say something. I'm not entirely sure how the whole "rights" to a creators ideas works in the business, but it must be really insulting to see Hollywood take something you created and muck it up into their own "newer and fresher, non-high school possible Twilight'd" version of such an iconic character. It must be like watching his script/character getting misinterpreted from the first original movie all over again. :(

HOLLYWOOD GET YOUR OWN IDEAS AND STOP REBOOTING/REMAKING/RECREATING THINGS THAT DON'T NEED TO BE MESSED WITH. There are times when certain remakes can be good, but this is a recipe for unpleasantness and tons of people are gonna be beyond pissed off at this entire idea.
Tori Sakanaepicycles on November 23rd, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
WUT. How did I not hear about this wtfery?

I think they need a lesson in how fans work. I don't think I have ever in my life encountered a fanbase that was actually enthusiastic to see an onscreen version of their fandom with different actors, a different creator, and a "tone and style that are relevant to today."

Buffy - all the things that made us like Buffy = this movie will probably not do well.
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
Even Joss Whedon doesn't agree with this move, and honestly when the original creator is displeased with the idea you KNOW shit is all fucked up. :/

The article says that it's gonna be just like the Buffy we once knew, but that's just false advisement for something they know they are just gonna mess up the character. And since Joss isn't part of the project at all (not like he would ever want to be anyway) there's no guaranteeing anything that whatever they choose for Buffy to be, would be Buffy that we've come to know and love since the beginning. I'm sorry, but there is only ONE Buffy Anne Summers and she's not going to be replaced by some basic wannabe, no matter who they choose Buffy will always remain SMG for me and everyone else.
she who hangs out in libraries: buffy//willow/giles//protector of thevelvet_midnight on November 23rd, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
NO. NONONONONONONO.

UGH.
Renée: Castiel. Whumped :(rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
THIS IS GONNA BE A DISASTUH. D:
ashley: dw ☆ lost in a sea of memorykitsu84 on November 23rd, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
NO. JUST, NO.
Renée: BSG. Natalie is not pleased.rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY. THIS IS JUST SACRILEGE.

nesdy on November 23rd, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
Oh, look! Hollywood screws up and takes fans for idiots one more time :D
Renée: Kahlan. HBIC.rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
HOLLYWOOD FUCKUPS TAKE #2934729374924349003450

Nobody messes with Buffy and gets away with it, especially when involving the Joss Whedon part of fandom. Shit will definitely hit the fan and it will not be pretty.
bold_seer: spn: castiel (rebel angel)bold_seer on November 23rd, 2010 06:03 am (UTC)
Never did watch Buffy, but I just don't understand why they have to do a new version - even if it's a film - of something that last aired less than ten years ago. (Yes, this translates to stay the frak away from Alias, people!)
Renée: Misha. Are you fucking serious?rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Not only that, but the fact that they're forgetting that Joss Whedon created the character in the first place since he wrote the script for the original movie, which was always ruined by Hollywood, and that prompted him to take control over his own creation by creating the television series. And this seems to be misusing his creation all over again due to this reboot. It must be a slap in the face and punch in the gut for him to see Hollywood just take his character and mold it to their liking.

There are certain things you just CANNOT TOUCH no matter what, and doing this without his consent? I just, I can't.

WHAT IS WITH ALL THE REBOOTS LATELY? REBOOTING AND REMAKING EVERYONE IS NOT ORIGINALITY FOLKS, IT IS PURE LAZINESS AND THIS IS WHY HOLLYWOOD HAS BECOME SUCH A JOKE NOW AND NOBODY WANTS TO WATCH YOUR CRAP. SRSLY.
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Tinka: Faithgwaevalarin on November 23rd, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
Have they still learned nothing? You do not mess with fandom. Fail, Warner, major fail!

Joss' reaction, on the other hand, is made of utter and complete win.
Renée: Echo. I can take care of myself.rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
Especially the Whedon fandom. We're incredibly dedicated and faithful to everything Joss Whedon and the Buffyverse, so this news is definitely gonna cause a massacre of sorts and I wanna see this fail and flop harder than anything.

I loved Joss's reaction, bittersweet as it is. Along with some of the original cast who are also displeased and unimpressed by it. It makes me feel a little better knowing that nobody is happy with this news. Makes it more probably that it will definitely crash and burn before it even is created. Let us hope!
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Tangles: Oh Dearentangled_now on November 23rd, 2010 08:16 am (UTC)
I'm fairly sure it isn't going to end well too. Because, completely apart from the fact that Buffy is Buffy and no one else, yes, there are a lot of things Buffy definitely wasn't and I'm afraid they're the sort of things which end up included by rote now. The possibilities of 'getting it wrong' are endless.
Renée: Misha. O_Orogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I would never trust Buffy in the hands of anyone other than Joss Whedon. He created her, and without his input or consulting him on anything would be adding more worries and fears to the "getting it wrong" territory. :/ Even though everyone knows that this will bomb significantly, it still feels me with dread that there was even contemplation of rebooting Buffy without involving Joss.
meandering: Buffyeffervescent on November 23rd, 2010 08:25 am (UTC)
I could see - you know, fifteen, twenty years for a reboot.

But seven?

This = laziness and a desire to capitalise on the current vampire craze. That's all.
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Pretty much.

It's like they're entire mindset is about how popular or successful something had been and rebooting it into their own version would get them the same kind of attention plus more money, which that's what all this is about aside from going into the vampire craze lately. Money money money. No respect for the original creation, or the story, all these promises that it'll be the "same character" that Buffy had always been. No. That's all lies and they know it.

And yes, it's wayyyy too early anyway for even a thought of a reboot of any kind. :/ STOP THE REBOOTS ALREADY! IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS NEVER SUCCESSFUL!