A Christmas Story is loved because it has obvious inspiration and a genuine soul, and this is the exact opposite of that. This is worse than the Star Wars prequels.
The Star Wars prequels came from the guy who created the original Star Wars movies. They are a tragic story of a man who became an isolated megalomaniac convinced he could duplicate his unfathomable previous success, failed in spectacular fashion, and now lives bitter, resentful, and spiteful, trying to repair his permanently damaged ego. Those movies aren't evil.
This was created by a team of soulless Hollywood producers according to formulas they created to maximize success. At no point did anyone in a position of influence with this have anything remotely resembling a spark of inspiriation. The scope, obviously, is far smaller than the prequels, but this movie is pure evil.
Um..."My Summer Story" IS the official "sequel." It wasn't very good, but it was directed by the same guy and was written/narrated by Jean Shepard.
This one is as far from "official" as it gets.
I remember that movie, and I can understand why a lot of people would like to sweep "My Summer Story" under the rug of time's oblivion. Still, IT'S THE SEQUEL.
I will concede that it is indeed the sequel.
I think PBS did a much better job though.
The Lawn Art/Junk clip:
Also the storyline in Ollie Hopnoofdle of Ralphie, Flick and Swartz's first job lugging fridges up 40 flights of stairs step by miserable step friggin kills me.
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So I guess Daniel Stern has burned through his Wonder Years and Home Alone money.
Needs "direct-to-video" tag.
Also needs...I dunno, whatever tag will get the people behind this tared and feathered.
Everything about the trailer is nauseatingly bad. I felt my stomach gurgle when I saw teen Ralphie. I almost hurled when his two friends give smiling thumbs up to the camera. It looks like someone tried to make a Norman Rockwell painting into a movie, and failed miserably.
OH BUT THE LAMP IS BACK!!! GUYS??
So, a re-hash of the original, but infinity worse?
Nah, just takes place when Ralphie is a teenager.
The writers and studio probably wanted to wait until Jean Shepherd was good and dead before they tried to pull this shit.
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