Boycott The Buffy Reboot!

All of us here at UPBEAT Entertainment News Syndicate are annoyed, angered, pissed off, irritated beyond understanding and saddened (as we would be if someone had died). Apparently, Warner Bros., in all of their glorious studio brilliance has decided to actually move forward with the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot… …WITHOUT JOSS WHEDON, the creator, WITHOUT ANY OF THE ORIGINAL CAST, WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL STORY… I mean, what more can we say? This is just one in a wave of UNNECESSARY reboots being made because Hollywood (and the marketing suits) have boarded the Titanic in terms of originality… How much of this garbage do we, the audience, have to take? We’ll tell you: NONE OF IT. We are encouraging a BOYCOTT of The Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot. Just don’t go. We won’t be there. And this post will be the ONLY coverage the reboot will EVER get from us. Joss Whedon is someone we respect and love. We too are fans of his work. But it’s more than that… it’s time for CREATIVITY and ORIGINALITY to take back the entire entertainment industry.

“This is 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,” Joss Whedon said in a statement. “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 are no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly.” He added, joking: “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.”

One of the BIGGEST Myths in Hollywood: “The public votes with its pocketbook.” Entertainment moguls and major studio big wigs often argue that they are only giving the American public the kind of “entertainment” they “want” to see and pay for. On the other hand, the people who make this argument also control the world’s most powerful public relations machine. They are indisputable “experts” at misleading the American public about what they are about to see or hear on the movie screen as well as television media. To demonstrate this, you only need to ask yourself how many times you have actually gone to a movie you “thought” you wanted to see (based on all of the skillfully produced advertisements and/or trailers for the movie) and have been thoroughly disappointed because the movie turned out to be something VERY different or certainly much less than advertised. Thus, it is hardly honest to argue that people only go to movies they like. It is far more accurate to say that people go to see movies they are “tricked” into thinking they will like with a well-structured public relations/ad campaign. A significant portion of the overall box office gross for a number of movies is the same money moviegoers would gladly “take back” if they were offered a money-back guarantee. We here at UPBEAT Entertainment News Syndicate would applaud any major studio with the guts and intergrity to stand behind the quality of their products by offering such a money-back-guarantee. In fact, we “dare” them to do so–– as it would certainly prove our point.

So, c’mon Hollywood… show us what you’re REALLY about. If we, the audience, leave the movie theater feeling as though we were not given what we were PROMISED, give us our money back!

Tell us what you think! C’mon Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans, we know that you are out there! We want to hear from you! Help us to spread the word about boycotting the Warner Bros. reboot!!

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~ by upbeatmag on November 24, 2010.

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