Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the most impressive television shows to ever make it to the small screen. Mainly because the show was dark, witty, action packed and it lasted seven seasons. Most shows that are good these days gets canceled after the first season. Buffy had story lines that were deep and last over several season. The cast was perfect and charming. Buffy allowed for Joss Whedon to come a nerd God and lead to the brilliance which is Firefly and Serenity.
A new version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is on the way. I for one am not excited. Now sure there was a film before the television show, so some might ask why can’t there be a movie after the television show? I guess my only defense is that a movie version of the television show was very possible. I mean what is that cast up to really? They could do it. I’m sure Whedon before getting the Avengers would have loved to do it. The studio ignored this and wanted to reboot the franchise. I don’t trust this simply because of how much of a cash grab it looks like. I don’t want to start a nerd battle here but Twilight’s main love story seems very identical to what Buffy and Angel had. A movie based on the show would not really be about a love story between a bad ass chick and a vampire, it would be about a war against the ultimate evil. A studio head probably thought this over and decided what they need is a “young Buffy” who falls in love with a vampire. This move smells just greedy, trying to trick the Twilight crowd into seeing a film with the same basic concept. Instead of the female lead being a lame chick who cries about her vampire boy friend they simply replace her with a chick who kicks ass. I for one just don’t want to see the Buffy story again we all know it and understand what it is. If you haven’t checked it out get your hands on the seven seasons of Buffy, you won’t be disappointed.