Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Every Time a Sequel to a Classic Gets Announced...

...the Internet blows the fuck up!

Isn't this the uphill battle to end all uphill battles?  Didn't you ever wonder what happened to George Bailey and his family after he discovered he was the "richest man in town?"  Didn't think so.  Apparently, Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions are planning a sequel to the 1946  Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life, and it's going to be released just in time for Christmas in 2015.  Oh!  And it's titled It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story.  It already sounds like a Hallmark Channel movie on crack.    

It sounds like one of those sequels that's not really a sequel but almost the same exact story with a teensy little twist.  Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu Bailey in the original film, is in talks to reprise her role, but this time she will be guiding someone like Clarence.  George Bailey's grandon, George Bailey (yup...), is guided in the sequel.  But instead of showing him what how the world went down the crapper without his grandfather, Zuzu shows George Bailey (the grandson...are you with me...) how much better the world would be without him.  That's way harsh, Zuzu.  

I understand that you want to invite an entire new generation to enjoy the story and blippity blah blah crap.  And I understand that everyone (myself included) is going to do nothing but bitch, but doesn't an announcement like this kind of deserve it?  

Just don't mess with a classic.       

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