Hey! Are you as excited as I am? It is one week before the first of two months in a row with a Friday the 13th in it! Of course, they are releasing a new version of the movie series from the 80′s on it. Which really bugs me…the fact that Hollywood seems to have run out of new ideas or have turned a deaf ear on all the eager screenwriters out there trying to break into the biz. Instead we get loads of remakes of television series from when the powers that be in Hollywood were kids, or we get live action movies of the cartoons they watched on Saturday morning, or we get reboots of franchises that have hordes of manic fans that go ape shot over the changes (you know who I’m talkin’ ’bout Willis!….which yanno’, I am surprised they haven’t rebooted Diff’rent Strokes yet…). I’ve a cousin who is a screenwriter, but in all the movies I have seen recently, I have yet to see his name put up there in the credits. Let’s give him a break and use one of his ideas instead of rehashing (or should I say reslashing?….*laughs at his own pun* oh dear, *tear wipe*)films that are fine as they were and didn’t need rebooting/reinventing/reimagining for the ADD crowd. I think though, that this mentality came about from the very genre of movies that are being remade and released next friday. Hey, that last one knocked ‘em dead, let’s make another and rake in the cash!
Here’s an idea…instead of making the title Friday the 13th, Part whatever Roman numeral inserted here, just write it out as an actual date! Friday the 13th, 2009….so when they have a sequel, Friday the 13th, 2450 sounds much better than Friday the 13th Part LXII…because, quite frankly, the ADD crowd will think they are going to see a sporting event and go only for the cool commercials.