MM Raids Again wrote:Vakanai wrote:
Ultimately it comes down to using generic children things to heighten tension versus using specific things from your childhood to frighten a new generation. Just feels kind of disrespectful.
Where is the line drawn, exactly? This franchise has been effectively dead for like 30 years. It's not like they took Barney and Teletubbies and did this to them. While not nearly as a big example, but what is the difference here than turning Gamera from his goofy, 1960's kiddy friendly self into the 1990's dark and grittyself? The same logic for this goes for that. Both franchises were effectively dead long before the idea of what they did popped into someone's head.
And for the record, I am 100% game for a man-eating Barney movie.
Also, watched about half of this movie before falling asleep. Not because it's boring, but because I was just that tired. From what I did see, it was pretty good for a low budget horror flick. Loved the sawing in half kill. Pretty good.
The line is simple, there's still people living with fond memories of it, I'm assuming. I mean, if the franchise is that dead, why not just make original characters for this instead? Why bring back an IP like this just to turn it into a FNaF ripoff? I mean for minimum wage for one hour they could have gotten someone to come up with new character ideas, or just shuck it off on an intern for free if they're that cheap.
And Gamera's not really some great example either - for as dark and gritty as the 90's trilogy is, I don't even think it manages to break a PG13 rating. You can totally show your older kids those movies, they're like TV Y7 at worst. And not only that, but after the trilogy the next movie went back to the kiddy well with Gamera the Brave.