In what’s arrived as a bit of a surprise, it turns out that someone has gone ahead and made a sequel to the beloved 1983 holiday classic, A Christmas Story.
The movie, simply titled A Christmas Story 2, will take the direct-to-video route, being released on DVD and Blu-ray come this October 30th.
You can check out the trailer for the movie on the other side.
Now that we’ve moved on from the more professional opening of this article, allow me—as someone who’s first movie theater experience and favorite Christmas movie are both the Bob Clark-directed original—to state how disgusted by this trailer I am. This abomination is offensive to all senses (the slap to my face left a mark and I can smell it from here…can’t you?), and it’s making no effort whatsoever to mask its intentions: to rip off as much from the ’83 film as possible in a shameless attempt at removing the money from your pockets whilst looking into your eyes and smiling.
If you REALLY want to see a sequel to A Christmas Story, your best bet is to go rent 1994’s My Summer Story (also titled It Runs in the Family), which isn’t all that good, but is also directed by Clark, features a couple of returning actors from the original, and will most likely look Oscar worthy after seeing this “official” sequel.
Usually it’s a big no-no to judge a movie before seeing it, but c’mon now…here’s a fine example of an exception to that unwritten rule.
See for yourself, and share your thoughts!
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 rounding out the supporting cast as Mrs. Parker, Schwartz, Flick, and Randy respectively.
“Oooh fuuudge!” This one looks like a stinker! =(
Comment by PAUL — September 6, 2012 @ 9:12 pm
Wow… have we really fallen so far? Shame on those lemming nitwits who actually spend $$ to see this. Thanks for the article!!!
Comment by Jessica Burke Anthony Burdge — September 7, 2012 @ 11:26 am
But, but. There was a sequel to A Christmas Story. I remember watching it as a kid. The Farkus’s were hillbillies, and they had no front steps, and they would walk out the front door and fall face first into the mud where the steps would have been…. I guess that was My Summer Story… that should count as a sequel though.
Comment by Jojo — September 7, 2012 @ 2:00 pm
wow. As soon as i heard the rumor they were making this, I thought it wouldn’t be able to be nearly as good. They managed to exceed my expectations of suck. Almost like the producer has a personal vendetta against the original.
Comment by Dracoprimus — September 7, 2012 @ 8:21 pm