Here’s a news bit which was brought to my attention by the still Running Man Fanatics the McFeeleys. Kind of a ‘hey did you see this? Made us think of you’ sort of post. To which I say awww… I miss you too! And then made me go ‘what the???’ but really now that I think of it, makes total flipping sense.
So, remember the huge hit Miss Granny? (McFeeleys do as we watched it the last time I visited.) Well, turns out, Tyler Perry is going to be adapting it for the US audience. I’ll pause here a minute so you can let that sink in.
See what I mean about the two thoughts? A Tyler Perry movie? All I could picture is the fact that it’s going to be one of those Madea movies, but it’s not like the actual granny was in the whole movie, right? She’s there for the first say, 25 minutes and then she turns young again (not really a spoiler as it’s the whole freaking point of the movie) so, it’s not like Tyler Perry could drag himself through the whole movie. (Drag as in the cross-dressing bit.) When I thought more about it though, wasn’t the original kind of like a big character like a Madea? Since we don’t have the social hierarchy (as in language and customs) which went along with the concept of the movie (the young girl talking down to everyone because inside she’s old) to cover for that she would have to be distinctive for another reason. The Madea character is distinctive.
I’m going to come out and say this. I’m a fan of the Tyler Perry movies. Not so much the Madea movies but I do watch his other stuff. (Although the gloom and doom and everyone’s done someone wrong sort of tone isn’t right for this movie.) The thing that his movies do seem to focus on is community and family, which are huge parts of Miss Granny. There is also the fact that his stuff is suuuuuper popular. Which means that if he makes it they will come. (Viewers.) In the scheme of things isn’t that what we want? People in the US to be exposed to this content? I’m going to say yes. Of course.
Will we go out and see it when (if?) the movie hits? Heck yeah! If people sat around and watched the unfortunate that was the Boys Over Flowers remake, I’m sure they will be curious enough to shell out the cash to watch this movie—at least for the satisfaction to be able to tell the people around you that you saw the original source material and it was much better. Because we all enjoy being snooty like that, admit it.
So, had you heard this? What do you think? Do you think he’ll be able to pull it off? Would you go see it? I want to know!