So I’m shopping around one of those box-stores ending in Mart and I’m in the toy department and what do I see? SMURFS: Plush Smurf dolls and the little plastic figurines. The plush came with a DVD with two episodes. For those of you who aren’t familiar with those adorable blue creatures, they look like this:
I guess they’re making a comeback too. Just like everything else I once held sacred in my youth. “GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra” had a 30-second teaser during the Super Bowl as did “Transformers 2.” If you wanted to see the inner fan-boy in me achieve orgasmic heights, you should’ve been at the sports bar I was sitting at.
I get why it’s all coming back though . . . the technology would have been shitty if the Hollywood big-wigs tried to make these movies in the 80s (refer to Dolph Lundgren’s “Masters of the Universe”). I admit, I felt all tingly when I saw Snakes Eyes avoiding a projectile and when he was leaping over the cable car (or was that a subway?).
Pass me a tissue please . . .
I’m glad stuff from the 8os are making a comeback. It’ll give me something else to connect with my kiddies. They can enjoy the things I enjoyed when I was their age. They already think I’m a bit off by my Duran Duran obsession. But at least they get it.
I would be very afraid of a Thundercats live action film. Or a Smurfs even. Some concepts need to be left in the past, like Jem and the Snorks.
Voltron could be fantastic though. I’m just throwing that out there.