June 20, 2010

Movie Scene Sunday: Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

6/20/2010 Posted by Mel Got Served 3 comments
When I read an article announcing Hollywood is planning a remake of Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, a bit of me died on the inside. Why must Hollywood continue to falter with remakes? Can't anyone in Hollywood come up with an original concept? Every movie that's being greenlit is stupid rip-off and knock-off of something we love and cherish. Like the new Karate Kid? Jaden Smith doesn't even learn karate, it's kung-fu! But the big studio brass wouldn't change the title because they wanted to bank off our 80's nostalgia. We're not that gullible, turds!

As for Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead- it's perfection! Why must you decimate its legacy? You mean to tell me you're going to try and top Sue Ellen Crandall's epic fashion show? Will Kenny be inspired by the baking of Paula Deen and other Food Network chefs? And what about the QED Report?! I don't even want to fathom them attempting to take on one of the greatest lines in cinematic history. Kenny, show them what they're messing with.

3 comments:

Steve G. said...

Cool, I just reviewed this movie the other day! They definitely don't need to remake it, unless they do it with an edgy actress. Ashley Tisdale don't cut it.

http://stephenonstuff.blogspot.com/2010/06/inexplicable-movie-review-dont-tell-mom.html

Mel Got Served said...

Great review Steve! That picture of Duchovny is classic.

Sheila said...

I just think it's sad that hollywood can't be original anymore. Remaking an old babysitting movie that was a classic is just plain wrong!