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.