There are many who loudly lament the perception that movie studios only want established properties, remakes, sequels and reboots, but as Major Spoilers own Zach Woolf once said to Rob Liefeld (I’ll just pick up that name I dropped, there), it’s not universal.  Still, in a world where the new iteration of Star Trek is held in high regard and Battlestar Galactica Version 2.0 is still considered a high point of writing, there are still a lot of properties yet to return.  As recently as last year, talk of another installment of ‘Wayne’s World’ was still swirling, proving once and for all that nostalgia is an unstoppable force of nature, equal to any Sharknado.  Indeed, the idea of sixty-year-old Garth and fifty-year-old Wayne dealing with prostate trouble and mortgages does seem funny, but in ALL the wrong ways, leading us to today’s ill-advised query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) misses the nineties as much as the next Gen X’er, and has even watched ‘Reality Bites’ in the last year or so, asking: Do you think audiences would find amusement in the adventures of a middle-aged Garth and Wayne?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. July 19, 2014 at 11:54 am — Reply

    I can’t say one way or the other if it would be popular/enjoyable on name recognition alone, but I think it could be a fun movie with the right people involved.

  2. mark
    July 20, 2014 at 6:33 am — Reply


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