Warner Bros has released the trailer for the direct to blu-ray/dvd sequel to Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story with a less than stellar reception. After you watch the trailer below, you’ll see why we say that it’s just a raping of the original classic out in time for Halloween.
Warner Bros figured they might as well whore out A Christmas Story for a little more money, and obviously they knew it sucked since they’re not even trying for a theatrical window, but straight for the blu-ray/dvd bin. Then they jamming it out in time for Halloween so you can be scared at how awful this thing is. You can actually pre-order it too if you’re curious enough.
In the trailer, Ralphie is a teen-ager but everything else in his life is pretty much the same, but he looks more like a plushie in a reindeer outfit. Daniel Stern plays the dad, and they bring back the famous leg light, but it doesn’t feel the same. The simple description is:
The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas contiunues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
I’m not sure how this is an Official Sequel as the banner states since there’s no one returning from the original, but I’m sure there’ll be a few who can’t wait to this. I don’t remember when I saw so many ‘dislikes’ on YouTube before, but maybe is this one does well they can do A Miracle On 34th Street 2 where the young Natalie Wood character has grown up and has discovered Time Square, becomes a prostitute heroine junkie, then Santa comes back to save her from herself and it’s a heartwarming holiday ending.
[callout title=A Christmas Story 2 Movie Synopsis]Years after realizing his childhood dream of getting a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, 16-year-old Ralphie (Braeden Lemasters) sets his bespectacled sights on a gift of the four-wheeled variety in this belated sequel to the Bob Clark’s beloved 1983 classic A Christmas Story. As the snow begins to fall and the carolers start to sing, Ralphie dreams of waking up on Christmas morning to find the keys to a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible dangling from the tree, and embracing a whole new world of freedom as he cruises the streets of Hohman, Indiana in style. Home Alone alumni Daniel Stern takes over for the late Darren McGavin as The Old Man, with Stacey Travis, David Buehrle, David W. Thompson, and Valin Shinyei sounding out the supporting cast as Mrs. Parker, Schwartz, Flick, and Randy respectively.[/callout]