It’s a common refrain heard almost daily around the Internet: “Hollywood is destroying my childhood!”
With each new remake or reboot or brand new movie based on a toy or cartoon or concept from the ‘70s and ‘80s, my fellow Gen Xers get upset – and with good reason. Hollywood has regularly demonstrated that it's all too happy to try to cash in on nostalgia while often ruining what made the original toys/games/cartoons worthy of remembering in the first place.
Well, Wil Wheaton has had enough of this tomfoolery. To demonstrate how absolutely ludicrous it is that Hollywood can’t be bothered to actually make new things worthy of being nostalgic about in a decade or two instead of just milking the past, he’s released a hilarious new trailer for a fictitious movie entitled Literally Everything Else from Your Childhood: The Movie.
Take a trip down memory lane as the clip promotes a film that will feature pretty much every toy left from your youth that hasn’t been turned into a film… yet. I worry that Hollywood execs are probably watching this and writing down ideas.
My only complaint? Literally Everything Else from Your Childhood doesn’t feature the Big Trak or the Dark Tower board game. Seeing movies based on either of those things from my youth might be kind of awesome. You’re welcome, Hollywood.
[via The Verge]
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