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“Quick! Give Me Mr. Pointy So I Can Run A Stake Threw It’s Heart!”

November 22, 2010
 

*Warning THIS IS A RANT ABOUT THE NEW BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER REBOOT MOVIE. I AM A PROUD FAN OF THE SHOW, SOMETIMES THE ORIGINAL MOVIE DEPENDING ON MY MOOD, AND OF THE MAN WHO GAVE BIRTH TO THE ORIGINAL BLOND GIRL WITH A STAKE, JOSS WHEDON. WHILE I DO NOT ASSUME THAT MY OPINION IS RIGHT I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET WHO WILL AGREE WITH ME ON THIS.

 

ALSO THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF SPOILERS FOR THE SHOW SO IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT (SHAME ON YOU BTW, GO WATCH IT ON NETFLIX THIS MINUTE) YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!*

So, that’s a lovely way to start a blog post now isn’t it? None the less I’m sure it got you attention. Whedonesque reported earlier this morning that there was an interview with the new script writer for the Buffy reboot movie, I personally thought that the project had been abandoned but nope. Needless to say the internet is this close to being broken. We (The true Buffy fans) are NOT very happy about this. One could argue that the new script writer being a fan of the show should make us happy, I mean surely she’ll be able to capture the heart and soul of our beloved show and give us something to take pride in? Oh, yeah that’s like saying Fan Fiction is cannon and worth reading, sure sometimes it’s good but it’s not cannon.

And there in lies the problem people. This movie is not cannon. Heck the original movie is

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barely cannon. And you know why that is?????? Because Joss Whedon, the whole reason Buffy Ann Summers exists in the first place WALKED OFF THE SET OF THE MOVIE because his work wasn’t being respected. For those of you that don’t know the story Joss was excited to get the phone call asking if he’d like to give it another shot in the form of a tv show. According to legend Joss said straight up that this was the ONLY THING he wanted to do right then and there. He wanted to set the record straight and tell the story the way it was meant to be told. With his original script in mind Joss crafted a story that he, his creation, and his fans could be proud of.

A story about a blond cheerleader who just wanted to be normal,

who formed such close bonds with the friends who came and went over the course of 7 seasons that not only did she die for them and the rest of the world not once,

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but twice.

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they in turn risked their lives to bring her back to life.

It was the original story of a human in love with a vampire not once, but twice.

The story of how innocent, none super powered people could save the world all on their own.


The story of a sister who wasn’t really a sister but was worth dieing for anyway.

The shy girl who came to terms with her sexuality and became one of Buffy’s strongest assets.

The father figure who was better than the father Buffy really had.

It was a story about growing up and learning to love even when it seemed like the rest of the world was against you.

It taught us that true heroes are the ones who risk it all by making the hard decisions for us so we don’t have to without a word of thanks or acknowledgment in return.

Buffy was our role model, she taught us to be strong,

to share the power to change the world with others,

Heck she taught us that each and every one of us has the power to change the world if we really want to.

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It’s also the only story in existence that features knights chasing down an RV with tinfoil over the windows so a misunderstood vampire who, while he aligned himself with evil is really on the side of good, could drive whilst a lesbian couple, a girl with the power to end the world because she was created by a bunch of monks, a middle-aged British man, an ex vengeance demon who’s old enough to drink a friggen beer thank you very much, and her geek boyfriend hold on for dear life in the back and Buffy takes on a bunch of knights on the roof because as I may have forgotten to mention they’ve got an apocalypse to try to prevent and one mega pissed off god on their tails, is not only part of a coherent plot, it’s vitally important to the overall story arch of the season.

Yeah it’s kind of hard to reboot something as powerful and moving as that in a single movie and we’ve only just touched the tip of the ice berge! See the story didn’t end when the TV show went off the air. The story lives on in a COMPLETELY CANNON comic book series called, Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Season 8. Season 8 is almost at the end of it’s run but guess what! Dark Horse, the publisher of Buffy season 8, promised us a long time ago that they would give us Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Season 9. And because Dark Horse is cool they’d be totally happy with doing more if Joss and the fans wanted more. So now I’m going to ask you, how do you reboot something that still lives on? And did I mention that Season 8 is now in motion comic form on iTunes?

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It would be one thing if this was going to be a stepping stone between seasons 7 & 8 (8 starts 2 years after the events of 7) but it’s going to be strictly reboot. And as a slap to the face to all involved with Buffy over the years, this reboot will feature an all new cast and most likely characters. So some of you might be thinking, well that’s because they want big names involved to help sell seats. Well do you know how many famous people were involved with Buffy the Vampire Slayer the Tv Series? How many people got their start while doing Buffy and are still able to reprise those same roles? I’ll list some off for you-

Buffy- Sarah Michelle Geller (Most notable role)

Willow- Alyson Hannigan (One of her top 3 most notable roles)

Xander – Nicholas Brendan

Giles- Anthony Stewart Head

Anya- Emma Caulfield

Spike- James Marsters

Dawn- Michelle Trachtenberg (Creation of her fan base)

Cordelia- Charisma Carpenter

Angel/Angelus- David Boreanaz (His first ever tv role, after being discovered he was later given the headlining role in the show’s spinnoff Angel, perhaps you’ve heard of it?)

Tara- Amber Benson

Oz- Seth Green (Please do tell me you’ve heard of him, you’d be living under a rock if you haven’t)

Eliza Dushku- (Creation of her fan base)

Glory- Clare Kramer

Wesley- Alexis Denisof (This is how he met his wife Alyson Hannigan)

The Master- Mark Metcalf

Vi- Felicia Day (Creation of her fan base)

Darla- Julie Benz (Creation of her fan base)

Caleb- Nathan Fillion (While not the reason behind his devoted fan base his previous show with Joss was and his performance on Buffy did nothing to ruin his awesome reputation)

And that’s the short list of people who appeared on the show and have since made a name of themselves (or added to their street creed.) And what do they have to say about this? Joss told Kristin Dos Santos of E! Online earlier today that the movie was “a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths—just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.” Oh wait there’s more-

“I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can’t wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I’m making a Batman movie. Because there’s a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you.”

Other quotes that can be found on the internet-

Hart Hansen (Bones creator) broke the news to Twitterless David Boreanaz and then tweeted this picture of the two of them that featured a very sad looking DB. 😦

Julie Benz RT (Retweeted) one of her friends and added her own comment to it- “never have truer words been tweeted!!!! RT @jennyandteets I will only say this once. Without Joss, there is no Buffy!”

Emma Caulfield tweeted- “Buffy reboot? ahahahhaha..”

James Moran jamesmoran said in an expert use of an Angel reference- “New Buffy movie? Numfar! Do the dance of joy! No Joss, but the “creators” who fucked up the movie?? No longer do the dance of joy, Numfar!”

dipshed said in response to the current behavior of Joss’s fans- “We have a CODE D Internet Emergency: Joss Whedon Fans are mad about something. Please take necessary cautions.”

So Warner Brothers if you’re listening, We the fans do not want a none cannon, Jossless, orginal cast/crewless, pointless reboot that’s only coming to fruition because of the Twilight craze and no that was not a Season 8 reference. If you want to revive something why don’t you make us that Veronica Mars movie we’ve been waiting for mmkay? We don’t want you to make this movie and we will not let you hear the end of it. Somewhere in the Hollywood career grave Luke Perry’s is rolling around begging the Powers That Be to not bring his character from the original movie, Pike into this. Oh wait I just did.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. Jessica permalink
    November 23, 2010 4:34 pm

    Wow reading this made me cry I was a Buffy maniac I watched it three hours a day during the week and almost all day on the weekends for 6 or 7 years (my mom had the dvd’s) but i moved out about 6 months ago and got a little addicted to glee reading this blog made me feel guilty for neglecting Buffy a little, Buffy was not special Buffy IS special the series may have ended but she still lives on in our hearts. the people making this movie are money hungry asshole who don’t mind trampling our hearts for a buck I feel conflicted part of them want tem to make the movie and have it be a total failure just to prove they shouldn’t have done it but the other part of me feels I want them to just stay away from our girl all together

    *conflicted*

    • November 23, 2010 9:17 pm

      I know! As much as I would LOVE a Buffy movie, not like this. Never ever like this. I too have a very close connection to Buffy and, *sigh* it really breaks my heart. The only bright spot is that it’s bringing us all a little bit closer, thou at the same time we might as well be planning her final funeral or something.

  2. i_like_tweets permalink
    November 24, 2010 12:16 am

    Very very well said.

    I really want to see Buffy back slaying on tv or in the movies but not like this. If Joss Whedon is not in, im also out. I think its very rude for these money suckers to do something like this. Buffy is one of the most unforgettable characters on tv of all time and they are turning her into what?

    This is just not fair. I would rather see a Buffy series being told on comic books than seeing Buffy series which is completely different from what Joss Whedon made.

    Buffy saved apocalypses, we should save her reputation,her character and her legacy in return.

  3. November 24, 2010 1:21 am

    You guys are so moving! Yes Buffy must be saved from a terrible reputation of Twilight fodder and lame-o teen drama. Also kudos for finding the plural of apocalypse!

    • i_like_tweets permalink
      November 24, 2010 4:16 am

      haha,thanks!

      I’ll tweet about this blog nonstop so that people will see why its a bad idea to do this movie.

      Im afraid that they will turn this new Buffy into a slutty girl. Its such a shame that these money whores want to turn Buffy into a cash machine and get a slice of the overrated twilight success. My other fear is for those who haven’t seen the show. They might see Buffy as the one portrayed in the movie,not the one who died twice and saved the world,the one who’s loved by the scoobies…theres so much in her and the show that cant be told in 2 hours.

      There’s a Roven guy who is one of the reboot peeps who said “There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character’s return…” He’s right,we want a movie or we want her back but,helloooo? Who said the fanbase was from the 90s Buffy movie? I’ve read the comments from blogs to forums and Im so proud that Buffy fans think alike. They wont pay to see this reboot blah blah.

      I dont think the actors are thrilled as well. Eliza dushku tweeted faith like “Joss made the “Buffster” & w/out him… I just don’t trust the girl. Or the world.” while Emma Caulfield thinks its a joke. So, those who follows them got the message already and into the bandwagon right now. Less seats on the theaters,i see?

      Oh,one last thing. Whit Anderson says she’s a fan. Well, i think its safe to say she’s booted out of the club.

      We need to protect Buffy from the Big Bad,aka,WB.

      • November 24, 2010 10:29 am

        *blush*
        Buffy the Slutty Vampire Slayer, been done and frankly it’s nothing I’d ever want to see. Why’ll I both like & hate the OB (Original Buffy) I doubt it will continue that storyline as some fans are hoping.
        New fans are another thing to worry about, who’s going to take the time to watch a movie & 7 seasons worth of tv just to watch a 2 hour movie? Thats like watching all the old Star Trek movies before watching the new one. Buffy finds new fans everyday all on her own, we don’t need a reboot to do that.
        I’ve been keeping tabs on Buffyverse people & the OB herself is the only one who says that she’ll support the movie. Says she loves Buffy, wants her to live on, and would gladly appear if asked.
        *sigh* Whit Anderson may be a fan but she’s not a devoted one that’s for sure. I hope the lift their heads out of the sand long enough to here some of this backlash.

  4. November 24, 2010 4:34 am

    Many of the fans are outraged at a Buffy without the involvement of Joss Whedon so we have taken to facebook to declare our distaste would appreacitate if u can share it.

    http://www.facebook.com/imwithjojo

    • i_like_tweets permalink
      November 24, 2010 4:40 am

      thats cool, I joined already. =)

    • November 24, 2010 10:32 am

      Joined and ‘liking’ updates since last night! be glad to promote you in a follow up post. stay awesome.

  5. November 25, 2010 12:29 am

    On one hand it could be seen as an honor to have Buffy elevated to the level of characters like Robin Hood or Hercules, who are bigger than any one story about them, but his is more a marketing decision looking for name recognition. The writer is said to be a fan, and no one begrudged Peter Jackson for remaking King Kong which was his favorite movie, and even for something less successful like Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory they didn’t hurt the originals in any way. Those however were movies from a generation past. You could argue technical advancements were a reason to warrant seeing what could be done with a new movie, especially with something as old as King Kong. However, it’s been less than ten years for Buffy. Other than 3D, (interesting but unnecessary) there isn’t anything that couldn’t have been done before.
    So there reasoning as to why they’re rebooting Buffy as I’ve heard, is that people want more of the character. Do they? In this definition of the character it’s just three things; a name (Buffy), an occupation (vampire slayer), and an implied setting (fantasy word implied by the presence of vampires). Those three things aren’t really why I watched it. I watch Bones, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter etc. none of which had Buffy or vampires (some had slayings though), because of the people involved. I’ve never seen Death of a Salesman, but if the cast of Buffy got together to do it I’d watch (depending on who played the cowboy). A few times I’m been disappointed by new projects by former Buffy people, but in general it’s worked out for me.
    So they are missing the the point in that way. I’m worried about the conclusions they’ll draw from the new movie when it’s made. If it does well, they will abandon the old Buffy (although they’re not itching to place it back on screen anyway). If it does poorly, they might think Buffy is unprofitable, and abandon Buffy screen projects altogether. The “suits” often don’t want to examine the nuance of something like this. There was a pilot made for a spin-off of Smallville about Aquaman, because the first episode of Smallville with Aquaman marked a spike in the ratings. That episode also happened to be the first appearance of James Marsters on the show. I know from some message boards that many people, myself included, watched Smallville for the first time because of James Marsters. So it’s possible that James Marsters was the spike in the ratings (pun not intended, just a fun coincidence). However they decided it was Aquaman and ran with that.
    I can see how they (the “suits”) would want that to be true. They’ll have to lose control to the actors/writers if they’re the selling point for a project, but if it’s just a character then they can get anyone to do it. They maintain control and don’t have to deal with “the talent” as much.
    Best case scenario is the movie is good, is well reviewed, and popular enough that everything “Buffy” becomes more popular so some project from the original series like a spin-off could be more likely. However it’s unlikely that it will be that successful, and the success be interpreted in that way. More likely they’d want to squash and resurgence of the original to avoid “confusion”.
    There’s just no way to know if avoiding the new movie will mean we will kill Buffy to save Buffy, or just kill Buffy.

    • November 25, 2010 1:18 am

      Beautifully said sir! I particularly liked the part about killing Buffy to save her, after all the times she killed herself in order to us it seems a shame to have to kill her in order for us to save her. And don’t get me started on the suits, suits in general, Hollywood or no, rarely get it. It’s like as soon as they get their suit they lose all focus of everything else and all they can think about is money.

  6. i_like_tweets permalink
    November 28, 2010 11:07 pm

    All i know is that the movie is going to be just another fanfic. If its not from the creator himself,its only a fanfic.

    I’ll definitely wont pay to watch the movie. But I know I’ll watch it outta curiosity and hurt myself to see what’s their version of Buffy. I’ll download it,theres no way they will earn money from me.

    • November 29, 2010 2:22 am

      Exactly, I just want to see it so I can bitch about it later on.

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