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Oh Fudge! 'A Christmas Story 2' DVD

Coming to a TBS X-Mas Eve marathon near you...

The classics, like A Christmas Story (1983) are called classics for a reason.  It's damn near impossible to recreate that good 'ol feeling again.  Of course, that hasn't stopped the movie industry time and time again from trying to cash in on a popular title more than once (30 years later) with unnecessary sequels. reports, A Christmas Story 2 is coming our way via DVD and Blu-ray, and unlike previous unspecified sequels to the original, this one claims to be the sequel on its cover.

And much like The Hangover II this sequel will count on gags from the original film to solicit laughs: the leg lamp, the unfortunate kid costume, the goofy kid brother and best friends, and the ill-advised gift Ralphie must have.  In fact, older Ralphie (not played by Peter Billingsley) wants a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible this time.  Apparently, the Red Ryder BB gun is kids' stuff now.

And just when I thought no legit actors would attach his or her name to this travesty, Daniel Stern (Home Alone, Diner) plays the father figure made so famous by the late Darren McGavin.  This movie is more proof that nothing in Hollywood is sacred or off limits.  

This unfortunate Blu-ray/DVD will arrive on store shelves on October 30th, and sadly someone out there will buy it.  And although I watch the marathons every holiday season and have seen the original over a million times, I have zero desire to treat myself to a follow-up of this nature.  It seems more like a spoof than a real film.   

I admit, though I cannot wait to see a trailer to roll my eyes at, because this movie will undoubtedly be as bad as it sounds.

Reader Comments (5)

Don't be so harsh when there isn't even a trailer. It might be a good background movie, you know when you are cooking. Lol

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWeird thing

How can you condem it if you haven't even seen it? Pretty lame blogging, er opinion. Wait for it to come out before you stick you foot in your mouth....

Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBehindthescenes

You're right, kind of. Though some movies just sound and look that bad, without me feeling the need to see a single scene from them. This fits that criteria and I believe the majority of moviegoers would share this opinion. It's hard to be optimistic about films that are made as cash grabs and nothing more.

Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterGet The Big Picture

I am looking forward to it, a friend up north said he saw a draft and it was "very cute and fun". I am taking my friends word (someone who saw it) over any Prejudgers.

Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarvin

Fair enough, Marvin. The pre-judger will be happy to admit he was wrong if he ends up enjoying the sequel. I just don't see it happening. We'll see what the reviews have to say on October 30th.

Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterGet The Big Picture

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