R.I.P. My childhood

May 30 2008 at 6:22 pm (Rants)

I have just read that Lee David Zlotoff, the creator of MacGyver – a character who was once up there with James Bond and Superman for me – has announced plans to bring his creation to the big screen. My initial excitement petered out when I realised that this will be a huge mistake.

After watching the tearfully disappointing Indiana Jones and the Step Too Far, reading about developments in the big screen Tintin adaptations, hearing news of plans to make a Fraggle Rock movie and now this, I have come to the conclusion that Hollywood will be unrelenting in the slaughtering of my childhood. The crushing blow will surely come when I hear plans of Back to the Future Part IV, a remake of Labyrinth and a live action version of MASK.

No good can come of this. Can’t we leave the past in the past?

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