New Englanders’ Reaction To Possible Harry Potter Reboot Is How I Feel About My Childhood Movies
Recently, TV Guide interviewed Daniel Radcliffe and asked him whether or not he thinks J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter movies will ever make a comeback. Radcliffe said, "I definitely think there will be another version of it within my lifetime. It will be interesting to see. At the moment those films have sort of a sacred varnish on them, but that will be worn away at some point… I'm just intrigued to see when that happens."
Radcliffe is absolutely right. The movies of our childhood DO have a "sacred varnish" on them. We have a truly magical and psychological connection to them. These films contain the ingredients to our innocence and are the rite of passage into adulthood for so many of us.
And, even if we were to put our feelings aside and focus on the quality of the reboot, Hollywood has a reputation of screwing things up the second time around. Think "The Bad News Bears," "The Karate Kid," "Total Recall," "Miami Vice," "Spiderman," etc., not to mention TV shows remade into movies, i.e. "21 Jump Street." I could spend hours talking about the horrible reboots that were a disgrace to the original movies.
As it turns out, I am not the only person who is disappointed by reboots. When we posted the article about Daniel Radcliffe on our Facebook page, several listeners weighed in with comments such as:
"Leave my childhood alone and stop ruining it."
"Don't do anything to spoil it."
"I can’t see another person playing Harry Potter."
Indeed, leave our childhoods alone.