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Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 23 Nov 2010, 05:24
Quote from: Press Release
   LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 – Atlas Entertainment announced today it is rebooting the beloved franchise, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Warner Bros. Pictures. Atlas' Charles Roven and Steve Alexander will produce the feature film alongside Doug Davison and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment (The Ring, How to Train Your Dragon, The Departed). Whit Anderson is writing the script.

    Warner Bros. Pictures optioned the rights from creators Fran and Kaz Kuzui, and from Sandollar Productions (Sandy Gallin and Dolly Parton), for Atlas and Vertigo to produce. Buffy the Vampire Slayer first appeared as a film in 1992, subsequently becoming a cult hit and spawning the wildly popular television series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, among many others.

    "Whit approached us with an exciting idea about how to update Buffy," said Roven. "There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character's return to the big screen. We're thrilled to team up with Doug and Roy on a re-imagining of Buffy and the world she inhabits. Details of the film are being kept under wraps, but I can say while this is not your high school Buffy, she'll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be."

Quote from: Joss Whedon's reaction
"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, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.

Obviously I have strong, mixed emotions about something like this. My first reaction upon hearing who was writing it was, "Whit Stillman AND Wes Anderson? This is gonna be the most sardonically adorable movie EVER." Apparently I was misinformed. Then I thought, "I'll make a mint! This is worth more than all my Toy Story residuals combined!" Apparently I am seldom informed of anything. And possibly a little slow. But seriously, are vampires even popular any 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."

I can't even be cautiously optimistic about this.  It will probably result in nothing but me hugging and consoling my inner child.  But there is still no way I will not see it in theaters.  Which I guess means that what the producers intended to do with a Buffy reboot worked?
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Ozymandias on 23 Nov 2010, 08:13
I'm not sure I could be arsed to watch a new Buffy movie done by Joss, I sure as heck ain't bothering with one not.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: rae on 23 Nov 2010, 08:17
Oh dear.

I really really want this to be good. I have a feeling it won't be.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: scarred on 23 Nov 2010, 22:15
no.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Kugai on 23 Nov 2010, 23:20
STAKE THE LOT OF 'EM!!!!!!
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: benji on 24 Nov 2010, 07:26
You know, I thought I had a few more years before people started talking about doing "updated reboots" of shows that premiered when I was a teenager.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Lines on 24 Nov 2010, 08:54
Is this really necessary? No. Also it's dumb to not have Whedon on board. I'm not seeing it.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: tommydski on 24 Nov 2010, 09:24
So are people mad about this because it might suck?

If so, I have an observation.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Lines on 24 Nov 2010, 09:37
I'm not mad because it might suck. I don't care about that. I just feel irritated that this lady is taking someone else's idea while he's still alive. Like, the original film was ok, but the series had a big cult following and this was Whedon's brain child. I don't know. If it were my thing, I'd be kind of offended to not even be approached.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: ackblom12 on 24 Nov 2010, 09:39
I don't know if you could say Buffy has a cult following when it was such a massive financial and pop culture hit even when it was on air.

The original film has what is pretty much the definition of a cult following though.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Lines on 24 Nov 2010, 09:44
Well, now it's more of a cult following due to the wonderful invention of the DVD and Netflix. But yeah, I see what you mean. I was one of those people that lost interest after Angel left (he was so dreamy!) but most of my friends own at least one season of that show. It's crazy.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: tommydski on 24 Nov 2010, 12:46
The TV series Flubby the Blahblahblah was already the most rancid piece of shit imaginable.

I don't see they could make it worse, short of relocating it to the killing fields of Phnom Penh.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: scarred on 24 Nov 2010, 13:32
I'm not mad because it might suck. I don't care about that. I just feel irritated that this lady is taking someone else's idea while he's still alive. Like, the original film was ok, but the series had a big cult following and this was Whedon's brain child. I don't know. If it were my thing, I'd be kind of offended to not even be approached.

i own all 7 and they're all amazing and no i'm not crazy

and actually 6-8 months ago my friends trent, stephen, erik, and i watched the entire series together over the course of a month and a half and we still quote it fairly regularly to this day

hmm
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Johnny C on 27 Nov 2010, 10:56
The TV series Flubby the Blahblahblah was already the most rancid piece of shit imaginable.

I don't see they could make it worse, short of relocating it to the killing fields of Phnom Penh.

you're out of your mind.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 28 Nov 2010, 06:26
No, he's actually fairly spot-on. I think the thing with Joss Whedon is geeks have this sort of mental problem where they conflate 'making references to Star Trek, Star Wars and D&D' and 'good writing'. They're actually very distinct concepts.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Alex C on 28 Nov 2010, 07:21
They referred to themselves as the Scooby gang. Repeatedly.  :|
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Lines on 28 Nov 2010, 07:35
Yeah, Firefly was one of his best things, but sadly it only had one season. Dr. Horrible was also pretty awesome, though, too.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 28 Nov 2010, 07:53
The problem with Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the premise is one of those insta-cult high-concept B-movie plots that is in extreme danger of stretching thin over 90 minutes unless handled carefully, let alone like eight American-length TV seasons.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Alex C on 28 Nov 2010, 08:47
Hence why it quickly turns into a self-referencing clusterfuck. By the time the show started to hit anything resembling a stride it had already rode its concept into the ground and degenerated into a bunch of kids being kinda blasé about the apocalypse.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: tommydski on 29 Nov 2010, 08:38
Also I liked Firefly a lot but seriously fuck the rest of his stuff, the dude is awful at everything else apparently

Some of his comic book writing is good. Firefly and Serenity were decent.

Everything else, absolute drivel.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: tommydski on 29 Nov 2010, 09:19
His brief run on Astonishing X-Men was good.

However, let's not forget his "excellent", "work" co-"writing" such "cinematic" "hits" as Speed, Waterworld and the original Buffy The Vampire Slayer film.

Ah, now you just made me visit his wiki page and I saw this -

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Whedon identifies himself as a feminist, and feminist themes are common in his work.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/tommydski/phillipe.png)
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: rae on 29 Nov 2010, 12:48
Was he supposed to be writing a script for Doctor Who (or even Torchwood?) Or did I just imagine that?


Either way I enjoyed the series very much. Series 7 could have been better than it was though.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Graphite on 29 Nov 2010, 18:03
He was also one of the writers on Toy Story.

Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KvP on 29 Nov 2010, 18:17
His brother Zack is a pretty crackerjack journeyman TV writer. Graduated from Wesleyan though, so that's a downer.

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Whedon identifies himself as a feminist, and feminist themes are common in his work.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i318/tommydski/phillipe.png)

It's not quite as bothersome as people seriously claiming that Quentin Tarantino is a feminist.

Also I think it was Johnny who pointed out the Confederate sympathy that flits through Firefly?
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: scarred on 29 Nov 2010, 18:18
lolwut?
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KvP on 29 Nov 2010, 18:22
He also wrote Alien: Resurrection.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: scarred on 29 Nov 2010, 18:27
not really, he wrote the first draft and other hacks (and the studio) took it from there and warped it.

his original's on imsdb (http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Alien-Resurrection.html) though and it's damn good
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KvP on 29 Nov 2010, 18:48
not really, he wrote the first draft and other hacks (and the studio) took it from there and warped it.
That's not really how he sees it. They changed the ending but everything else is the same, just done all wrong.

Quote from: Joss Whedon
It wasn't a question of doing everything differently, although they changed the ending; it was mostly a matter of doing everything wrong. They said the lines...mostly...but they said them all wrong. And they cast it wrong. And they designed it wrong. And they scored it wrong. They did everything wrong that they could possibly do. There's actually a fascinating lesson in filmmaking, because everything that they did reflects back to the script or looks like something from the script, and people assume that, if I hated it, then they’d changed the script...but it wasn’t so much that they’d changed the script; it’s that they just executed it in such a ghastly fashion as to render it almost unwatchable.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: scarred on 29 Nov 2010, 18:52
well, either way, there will always be whedon fanboys (me) and whedon haters (all you cunts)

oh well!
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 29 Nov 2010, 19:32
Scarred let's go watch early episodes of Buffy together and giggle every time Nicholas Brendon does something adorable
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: scarred on 29 Nov 2010, 19:39
so basically the entire episode then?

oh my god the zeppo was my favorite for so long
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 01 Dec 2010, 05:36
Buffy is so, so good.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Blyss on 01 Dec 2010, 10:08
For fuck's sake.

I read the Buffy the Vampire 'book', that came out when the original movie did.  It was okay - but nothing to write home about.  The movie?  Crap.  Utter crap.

The TV series stoked my interest somewhat, and toward the end, it got pretty good.  Some of the early episodes were damn near unwatchable.


So, now someone wants to REBOOT Buffy the original movie?  It isn't like it could be much worse than the first movie.  As for whether or not Whedon is involved, I just don't care.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Dec 2010, 10:16
I cannot say a single bad thing about the original Buffy Movie. It is terrible in all the right ways for me to love it. I mean, in what other movie can you claim to have seen a one armed Pee-Wee Herman as a bloodthirsty and goofy fuckin vampire.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Nodaisho on 01 Dec 2010, 10:40
Also I think it was Johnny who pointed out the Confederate sympathy that flits through Firefly?

Not really. There are some parallels, sure. Someone is on the losing side of a war, then goes to the frontier and tries to avoid the control of the winning side. The difference is that in Firefly the losing side wasn't in favor of slave labor. Also, I remember reading that Whedon disagrees with most of the things he had Mal say.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Dec 2010, 10:47
Man, the Browncoats were so incredibly obvious as this show's Confederates. Leaving out the slave labor issue simply left all of the other much more legitimate arguments the North and the South had in the show. It was one of the first things I noticed when I first started watching.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Noff on 03 Dec 2010, 18:17
Firefly is first and foremost a space western, so it needs an analogous war to the Civil War to provide a reason for people from the losing side to be where they are, at the edge of civilization.  That doesn't mean Joss has "confederate sympathy."
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 04 Dec 2010, 07:46
What I never got with Firefly is how the future is so dang multicultural they even swear in Mandarin guys how cool is that yet almost the entire cast is white with like one standard and fairly stereotyped token black character.


Well, I mean, I got it, just, you know. It's not even something that Firefly can be particularly singled out for, but the Mandarin thing highlights it ridiculously.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Nodaisho on 04 Dec 2010, 10:57
Wait, what? I count two black people and one South American.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Lines on 04 Dec 2010, 11:18
Yeah. Zoe and Book are black and I believe Inara is Brazilian. There is more variety when they actually get to some of the more populated planets.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 04 Dec 2010, 15:29
I forgot about one of the people because It's been a while since I saw it.

Black people aren't chinese though. Well I mean, I suppose they can be. I ain't gonna tell people what they can and can't be, but you know very well what I mean.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Inlander on 04 Dec 2010, 16:30
What I never got with Firefly was how it was a just pretty enjoyable TV show instead of being the second coming of TV Jesus like everyone told me it was.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: axerton on 05 Dec 2010, 01:57
While swearing in Mandarin was quite cute - I didn't much buy it, somehow I dont really see the future of swearing getting anything other than what we would consider totally gross, as everything we use today gets watered down, yet one of the curses they use most oftern from memory was "zaogao" - which roughly has a similar level of serverity to "Oh No!" and litterally translates to "Bad Egg" or "Bad Cake".

I mean chinese is a pretty damn cool language and it just seems unlikely that in some future world where the two major languages basically grew so big they crashed into eachother and became one, that all we would keep from it is their swearwords. off the top of my head I would expect us to more likely take their pronouns cos they're simple and effective. one word for first person, one for second, one for third and a suffix to make them plural. (I understand that this would have made pretty awful tv for an english speaking audience)
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 05 Dec 2010, 02:23
I liked Angel more, Angel was just a Pulpy show where Brooding badasses killed shit with swords. And it was mostly funny.

I know its the spin off. but most of its seasons were a fun time. and the Preaching never got so bad that I had to turn it off.

But why is it Joss gets all the Cred/Blame for these shows?

a LOT of the "Buffyverse" is Jane Espensons creation. yet she's so often glossed over.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Ozymandias on 05 Dec 2010, 11:15
Man, that's an awful lot of credit to give to someone who didn't even join the writing staff until the third season and hardly worked on Angel at all. The Buffyverse was a group effort, yeah, but David Greenwalt, Marti Noxon, and David Fury had more impact than Espenson, I think.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 05 Dec 2010, 11:18
I mean chinese is a pretty damn cool language and it just seems unlikely that in some future world where the two major languages basically grew so big they crashed into eachother and became one, that all we would keep from it is their swearwords. off the top of my head I would expect us to more likely take their pronouns cos they're simple and effective. one word for first person, one for second, one for third and a suffix to make them plural. (I understand that this would have made pretty awful tv for an english speaking audience)

It probably would have been more accurate to have people speaking something like singlish, but since singlish sounds to western ears a lot like a bad racist parody of Chinese people talking it may not have played well.

With the swear word things, I've noticed that there's a tendency of some people, particularly in Europe, to actually swear in english, particularly the word 'fuck'.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 05 Dec 2010, 13:44
Man, that's an awful lot of credit to give to someone who didn't even join the writing staff until the third season and hardly worked on Angel at all. The Buffyverse was a group effort, yeah, but David Greenwalt, Marti Noxon, and David Fury had more impact than Espenson, I think.

I still think she's one of the most influential writers in the series. Okay maybe greenwalt did more in terms of QUANTITY of writing, but every show jane wrote on, I tend to like more.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: benji on 06 Dec 2010, 10:35
I'm pretty sure the swearword thing was just a relatively easy way of showing everyone was bilingual without having to subtitle too much. Wash says full sentance in Chinese in the first episode and I think there's an episode that implies that Simon and River spoke Manderin at home. (I had a roommate who would rewatch the show about once every 3 months for a while so I've seen it/heard it in the background way too many times now).
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: tommydski on 07 Dec 2010, 09:40
What I never got with Firefly was how it was a just pretty enjoyable TV show instead of being the second coming of TV Jesus like everyone told me it was.

(http://ferdyonfilms.com/Europa%20Hitler%20painting.JPG)
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 07 Dec 2010, 10:19
I'm kind of appalled I know what you just did.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Johnny C on 07 Dec 2010, 12:11
Also I think it was Johnny who pointed out the Confederate sympathy that flits through Firefly?

not me, i just think buffy is a neat show with some clever ideas and a dedication to its characters (true of angel & firefly also)
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Johnny C on 07 Dec 2010, 12:12
i also used to confuse firefly with farscape
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Johnny C on 07 Dec 2010, 12:12
jesus christ tommy
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 07 Dec 2010, 15:53
What I never got with Firefly was how it was a just pretty enjoyable TV show instead of being the second coming of TV Jesus like everyone told me it was.

(http://ferdyonfilms.com/Europa%20Hitler%20painting.JPG)

I think thats actually a Hitler painting, I've never seen it before but everything Hitler painted seems to have piss yellow as the dominant color.

it says Hitler in the file name.... and I think thats the sig...

yes?

Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Dec 2010, 21:40
oh god
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Inlander on 07 Dec 2010, 21:54
I'm confused.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 07 Dec 2010, 21:57
yeah, me too.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Inlander on 07 Dec 2010, 22:06
I mean just as a general principle.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Tom on 07 Dec 2010, 22:15
Is, is it... is it some kinda next-level Godwin?
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: tommydski on 08 Dec 2010, 10:39
Yeah it's a deliberate Godwin made for the sake of humour.

Nobody would grant such mediocre art significance if it wasn't for the fact that the author also committed an atrocity.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 08 Dec 2010, 11:48
I see what you're saying, but it doesn't really make sense.

Joss Whedon is only really famous for making TV shows and films, yes?
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Nodaisho on 08 Dec 2010, 12:10
Some of the later seasons of Buffy are pretty atrocious  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: benji on 08 Dec 2010, 12:46
I actually think it's closer to a martyrdom thing.

Firefly was pretty good. It wasn't as mind blowing as some people seem to think it was, but it was pretty entertaining pulpy sci-fi. It had spaceships and guns and a wisecracking pilot and a space hooker. What’s not to like?

If it had stuck around, we would have seen it go through ups and downs with better and worse episodes and seasons. A lot of this energy now directed at beatifying it would have been directed at debating which episodes were the best or which season they jumped the shark or whether or not the new season was a return to what made the show great.

But it got canceled. So now all anyone can remember is that it was a good show that was needlessly ended before its time. This was exacerbated by the general sense that there was a grand sweeping plot in the works that we would never get to see. What’s more, Fox had canceled several okay shows around that time, and people were sick of it, so Firefly became a symbol for good television being destroyed by bad stations.

EDIT: In other words, the best thing Fox ever did was cancel Firefly. They turned a pretty good show that wasn't getting good raitings into the best selling DVD box set ever (no idea if this is still true, but it was true for a little while).
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: tommydski on 08 Dec 2010, 14:03
Joss Whedon is only really famous for making TV shows and films, yes?

 :psyduck:
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 08 Dec 2010, 14:21
Why the hair tearing?

Joss Whedon's work, which is making tv shows and films, is being discussed on the internet because he is famous for making tv shows and films.

Hitlers paintings are on the internet not because Hitler got famous because he painted lots of pictures but because he got famous by attempting to exterminate European Jewry.

The comparison is really shoddy!
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: tommydski on 08 Dec 2010, 15:13
What happened to us.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Joseph on 08 Dec 2010, 15:19
So your point is that in the past someone needed to kill people for their bad art to be recognized, and now bad art is recognized without the murders?
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: tommydski on 08 Dec 2010, 15:27
(http://m.assetbar.com/uua7CBDJH.gif)

Alt Text: The middle cat is exaggerating for comic effect.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: scarred on 09 Dec 2010, 02:30
season 6 of Buffy is pretty atrocious
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Ozymandias on 09 Dec 2010, 11:51
Buffy is an okay show that benefited greatly from the time it existed in: the love of 90s faux feminist girl power and sudden exposure of snappy, unrealistic wit to American audiences propelled what is basically a serviceable and not overly idiotic show into a sort of phenomenon. That said, I think Whedon is a decent enough writer and find some of the character arcs on Angel to be fantastic and Firefly and Dr. Horrible to be generally well done.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Nodaisho on 09 Dec 2010, 12:26
Holy shit, Joss Whedon was involved with Toy Story. How did I never hear about this?
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 09 Dec 2010, 17:27
...its in the opening credits...
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Nodaisho on 09 Dec 2010, 18:47
Yes, my four year old self was very interested in the opening credits.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 09 Dec 2010, 19:18
It's the default response by Whedon fans to accusations that he only ever does niche cult-y stuff.

Of course, he was only a co-writer. He also helped write Speed.

Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 09 Dec 2010, 20:00
It's the default response by Whedon fans to accusations that he only ever does niche cult-y stuff.

Of course, he was only a co-writer. He also helped write Speed.



Speaking of Keanu Reeves, has anyone else noticed that The Fast And The Furious is Point Break but with cars instead of Surf boards?
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Nodaisho on 09 Dec 2010, 20:18
Well, yeah. I thought everyone that knew what Point Break was knew that.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 09 Dec 2010, 20:34
yeah, I've had people disagree with that, even after watching both of them in a row. they say they're totally different movies.

if you watch the scene in The Fast And The Furious, where Paul Walker tells the Girl he's a cop. he is absolutely doing an Impression of Keanu Reeves.

Which leads me to believe he knew it was the same story.

How people don't see it blows my mind.

Oh hey, this thread was about Buffy.

Taylor Swift as Buffy.

who likes that idea?
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 09 Dec 2010, 21:41
Can she act? Has she been in any movies?

She's blonde and skinny, how much though do you actually think will be put into this?
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 09 Dec 2010, 21:52
I don't think Taylor can act, at all.

I also don't think Sarah Michelle Gellar can act.

AND I'M A FAN.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Graphite on 10 Dec 2010, 00:20
If Taylor Swift as Buffy were seriously on the table I would lose all hope for media.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 10 Dec 2010, 00:53
I'm pretty sure I just made it up.

Oh god...

I hope I made it up.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: est on 10 Dec 2010, 05:43
Hey guys what is going on in this thre
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 10 Dec 2010, 09:36
I vote we use that to lock every thread.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Dec 2010, 09:45
I don't get it. Are you guys making a purposefully silly part of a film to point out that it is silly? I DON'T GET IT. (I'm not standing up for the Buffy movie, it was several kinds of dumb and had Luke Perry, but pointing out parts that were deliberately intended to be ridiculous isn't the best way to go about it)
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 10 Dec 2010, 09:51
I don't think that is the point at all!
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Dec 2010, 09:56
That is why I am asking. I literally do not get the intent behind posting that video. I'm a dimwit Khar, you know that.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: KharBevNor on 10 Dec 2010, 10:16
I think it's meant to be symbolic in some way of the thread rather than emblematic of the film.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 10 Dec 2010, 14:19
I think Est is saying that this thread just wont die and just won't shut up.

or is implying that same thing about certain posters.

Either way, I enjoyed that clip. so... weeeeee.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: NICOAGRANDE on 13 Feb 2011, 10:34
If this is done, it should be done with aspects of both Twilight and TrueBlood, so it will survive.

Yes, Buffy did Vampires before Vampires were cool and Buffy was NEVER cool, except for the British guy (and then he had a breakout and amazing role in the cult blockbuster REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA,a long with SpyKids girl, Sarah Brightman and Paris Hilton in the best roles of their lives and will never have better ones. Ever).

Unless you people and the rest of yuppie hipster nazi muslim commie redneck AMERICA (and all subsidiary countries that we own--- Egypt, Cuba, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Vietnam, Cambodia, Cincinnati, Madagascar, Ireland and whatever land/state/country/plane of existence Tay Diggs lives on) accept that VAMPIRES ARE FOREVER CHANGED FOR THE BETTER BY STEPHANIE MYER, you will live half-lives similar to those of Frank Castle and Jean ClaudeVanDame (after The Expendables and refusing to be in it). GET OVER THIS FACT, my collegiate level masochistic friends.

Buffy + Twilight Vampires would be an epic undertaking that would basically equate to a Marvel level Crossover.

LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITIES.

Not to mention Buffy is published by Marvel now anyway... so we're talking Blade and all sorts of useless Marvel characters no one cares about (Runaways, Thunderbolts, Iron Man) all showing up to fight Edward Cullen and that one chick with the short hipster hair who is probably one of the most important literary characters of all time (<3).

And if you don't understand what I'm saying, you must not be enlightened and most likely a communist.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: edwinalink on 13 Feb 2011, 11:20
Why do I get the feeling you guys might grow to dislike NICOAGRANDE even more then you dislike me?  :|

(I also kinda hope they are one of you trolling.)
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Tom on 13 Feb 2011, 11:41
I am certain this trog is your garden variety of a gnome.
Title: Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot
Post by: Ozymandias on 13 Feb 2011, 15:31
I'm pretty sure that was just rambling sarcasm.

The worst kind of sarcasm?