It's always a great feeling when you see your favorite childhood characters and movies remade better and cooler than you remembered. My inner child squealed in delight when Godzilla's tail turned blue and I quickly calculated how much money I would have to spend to have huge Lego world after seeing Lego Movie. A Power Rangers movie? Yes, please! Anything that reminds me I can still be at kid at 25. But that's not the point...
Hollywood seems to be going out of its way to hit our nostalgia button over and over again, bringing back all the big hits of the 80's and 90's. Thankfully Wil Wheaton (or should I say Hwil Hweaton?) has also noticed Hollywood's agenda to cash in with our emotions.
The Star Trek actor uploaded this video to his Youtube channel, The Will Wheaton Project, as a parody of Hollywood's constant stream of remakes of our favorite superheroes, TV shows, action figures, and all things that made childhood awesome. The fake trailer makes you realize how often this is happening and maybe how quickly we are to accept it with open arms and a parade. It also made me realize how bad I want to buy a Bop It! but that's neither here nor there.
Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood Movie starts off playfully naming all the staple childhood memorabilia, melting them all together and forming this one big epic (probably terrible) movie. And then it takes a slight turn into Weird Town by mentioning all other non-movie related childhood things, as if saying 'Just because it's from two decades ago does not mean it will be a good movie'.
Is there any childhood memory or trinket the video missed? Also, what blast from your past would you like to see on the big screen?
Also, if you didn't get the Hwil Hwheaton joke, you are missing out.
Maria Garcia is the host of Youtube channel Cine Club, featuring movie reviews and all movie related topics. She also loves ice cream. Pistachio preferably.