Right. Someone call Spielberg.
When I was a kid, I had a legitimate addiction to The NeverEnding Story.
I carefully taped it onto a video when it was on TV one night and I watched it just about every weekend after that. I actually nearly wore out the VHS – that’s how much I loved Atreyu and Bastian and the Childlike Empress.
In a recent fit of
nostalgia stupidity, I decided to re-watch it. It’ll be magical, I said. It’ll take me back to my delightful childhood, I said.
It wasn’t, and it didn’t. I’m not exaggerating at all when I say my heart splintered into a million sad little pieces.
It was…kind of lame? The graphics, the acting and the dialogue were much less impressive than I remembered. I still love the story – but the movie just isn’t as good as I remembered.
But it got me thinking – isn’t it about time we got (good, non-lame) remakes of all our favourite childhood movies?
And then I answered myself: Yes, yes it is.
So here’s my official request, Hollywood. Thanks.
1. Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.
Best. Movie. Ever. The premise was crazy – about a group of kids forced to go to work after their horrible babysitter died while their mum was on holiday. But it made working 9-5 look so fun.
I’d love to see it revamped and brought into 2015. Minus the shoulder pads.