You know what? Some things are simply sacred. For example, every year, during Christmas, my family and I watch It's a Wonderful Life. Even though we're chasing after little kids, putting together gifts with 10,000 parts, and trying to get dinner prepared while doing so, it's still on in the background, providing a comforting, familiar soundtrack to the goings-on in a happy, bustling house.
Sooooooooo when I heard that there were plans to make a sequel to It's a Wonderful Life, it's no wonder that the Internet flipped a complete shit. How could they touch this 1946 classic? Do movie producers have no shame? What more could they possibly say about George Bailey, the "richest man in town"?
Well, apparently, Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions are promising to show what happened after George got his family back. No no no no no no no and no.
The filmmakers announced, “Scheduled for release during the 2015 holiday season, the plot of It’s a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story will answer the questions: ‘Whatever happened to George Bailey?’ ‘Did Mr. Potter really got away with stealing $8,000?’ and ‘Did George ever get to build those bridges?’”
The proposed $30 million sequel will reportedly introduce a twist: George Bailey's grandson, also named George Bailey, is very unlikable, and an angel shows him how much better the world would be if he’d never been born. This has to be a story from The Onion, right?
Filmmakers: STOP. The story in and of itself wrapped up perfectly. It's an amazing, heartwarming, touching film and does not need to be in any way "updated." Please go find an original idea instead of messing with the ones that have already worked.
Just take a look at the range of emotions fans were feeling when hearing this news. First, they couldn't believe what they were hearing:
Then they got pissed. REALLY pissed:
Then they got sad:
Every fan wished to win the lottery so they had enough money to fix this atrocity.
Seriously, are we living in the Twilight Zone? Oh wait ...
But now it seems that Paramount is fighting so that the sequel never gets made. Thank goodness! You can't help but burst with joy!
Hopefully all will soon be right in the world again.
Because this movie should remain untouched and untarnished, as its lessons are relevant for every generation.
Seriously. Don't mess with a classic.
What was your reaction when you heard about the It's a Wonderful Life sequel?
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