As someone who slooooowly grew to an appreciation of ‘The Blues Brothers’ as a film (in college, I had a hipster phase where I like the music but denigrated the movie), I’m always sorely let down when it appears to be on cable, but, because of the truncated title bar, I end up seeing a little bit of ‘Blues Brothers 2000.’  To be honest, any sequel without the late John Belushi was going to be a difficult proposition, but even John Goodman’s likeable schtick couldn’t save this one, making me wish for nothing so much as the legendary childhood do-over.  Would it be better if Jim Belushi had participated?  Could Aykroyd have made the concept work in any case?  We will, sadly, never know, but the what ifs at least lead us to today’s retconned query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would also like to see someone take another crack at about half of the ‘Star Trek’ films, asking: What work of fiction do you most want to strike from history and replace with a do-over?

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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!

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2 Comments

  1. August 3, 2016 at 3:57 pm — Reply

    This is a tough one, because I almost never like remake or reboot better than original. One that comes to mind is The Thing. 1982 version is so good that its the only one I need to see.

  2. Frank
    August 4, 2016 at 7:28 am — Reply

    Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers is the first to come to mind. I’m sure there are more out there.

    As a side note, Belushi’s and Aykroyd’s chemistry was pure magic. Between them and the musicians such as Calloway, Hooker, Franklin and Charles, this movie is hard to top.

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