I was reading an interesting article on Collider yesterday on how Twilight killed the vampire movie. I’ve long since made my personal distaste for that movie franchise be known. Don’t believe me? Search this blog for the tag “Twilight Sucks”. But, it’s not as if I am alone on hatin’ on that pile of garbage.
But has it killed the vampire at the movies? Well, let’s take a look at vampires for a moment…
Actually, we’ll also look at Friday, but I had to lead with that Brad Pitt picture. As for it’s caption, I assume most of us know that before he decided to purposely derail his own career (according to Watson), Johnny Depp was a big bloody stain in the first, and by far best, Nightmare on Elm Street movie.
But back on point (editor’s note: Jimmy, you have a point? This just seems like filler so you don’t have to wash Watson’s car), do you remember that there was a Nightmare TV series called Freddy’s Nightmare’s that ran from 1988 to 1990? Probably not, and for good reason, it was horrible. The biggest issue with such a series was that it really had nothing to do with the movies, and usually only featured Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger in a Tales From The Crypt-esque hosting capacity.
The Lost City of Z film adaptation takes a big hit this week, as it loses Benedict Cumberbatch as the lead! In case you’ve never heard of the property, I want to start by saying it is NOT a movie about an ancient city that is overrun by Zombies.
Back in Episode 21 of Gabbing Geek, the Geeks played a game of “Sequel, Reboot, or LET IT DIE!” In that now legendary segment (my mom liked it), we offered our not so humble opinions on how to manage some prominent Geek film properties. A movie like Goonies, for instance, could be rebooted for a new generation, continued with the original kids now parents to a next generation of Goonies, or Let the franchise die (which is somewhat incompatible with their motto…) Some franchises were destined to be continued, yet along the way the wheels fell off the bus. Let’s make up for Hollywood’s sins and green light a few films in the PURE SEQUEL category.
I don’t know about you, but I kinda liked World War Z. No…I didn’t read the book, like many of you may have done, so to me, it was a fun zombie flick. I especially liked the bite-bite-bite noise of the zombie chomping towards people. It’s super creepy. But, to hear that they are making a sequel that is, well, not really a sequel, that concerns me. Why not just call it something else? Why connect it to the first at all?