Guaranteed To Suck: New “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” Movie
The Hollywood Reporter is getting in on the Guaranteed To Suck news business. The director of the original “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” movie is planning on relaunching the franchise in the theater. Director Fran Rubel Kuzui directed the original movie, which starred Kristy Swanson as Buffy, and she plans on directing the movie again.
There are so many reasons as to why this is a terrible idea. First and foremost, Sarah Michelle Gellar was so good as Buffy on the television series that it will be next to impossible to re-cast the role. Also, the true, hardcore Buffy fans love the show’s characters so much that they may be a bit unforgiving to any new characters you force into that world.
The main reason why this is an awful idea? It doesn’t involve the main creator of the character, Joss Whedon, at all. Whedon wrote the original movie and for all that movie’s silliness, it has a campy charm to it that is kind of tough to resist.