Monday, November 25, 2013

Messing with Perfection

I recently read that It's a Wonderful Life may have a sequel.

Gah! I'm a little uneasy about this, mostly because this movie is so damn perfect.  We watch it every year about this time at my house, laughing and crying in all of the usual places.  When George is crying on that bridge, wondering if he's worth more dead than alive, well, that just kicks me in the gut every time.

I have to wonder: could Hollywood do a sequel justice, without making it feel like a Lifetime movie? And, seriously, do we really need to know what happens to Zuzu or George Bailey, Jr. or Clarence the angel?  It would be like going back to a favorite vacation spot after years away, thinking you'll relive the fun you had the first time.  It's never better the second time.  Plus, a sequel would be shot in color, probably.  That seems all sorts of wrong.

I'm torn.

Thumbs up or thumbs down?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thumbs down. It doesn't need a sequel. And for some things, you just can't go back.

Leah Braemel said...

It got canned the next day when the copyright holders said they refused to give permission for a sequel, thank heavens. (Stupid of the people saying they were making one not to have checked for copyrights)

Unknown said...

Ha! I just read Leah's comment. Good. That movie shouldn't be remade. Who could replace Jimmy Stewart? Please. I'm really sick of remakes coming out of Hollywood. It's like they can't be bothered to think up original things anymore. :P

shelly said...

I totally agree with you, Liz. Why spoil something perfect and special.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs and chocolate,

LD Masterson said...

Absolutely thumbs down. That story was complete. No unanswered questions. No need for a sequel. And...well, it's Jimmy Stewart, damn it.