Should There be a New ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Film?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Being a die hard fan of the classic television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sarah Michelle Gellar, I believe that it would be a great idea if a Buffy reboot movie was created by the legendary Joss Whedon. The show is based on Joss Whedon’s 1992 film of the same name, but after the movie failed to top the box office, it was moulded into a successful television series. Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran on television from 1997 until 2003, and managed to garner wide critical acclaim and huge fan base. Even today, Buffy has been listed as one of the best television shows of all time.

I have been following the series since I was seven, and honestly speaking, it is the only show I’ve come across on television that encompasses all genres including drama, horror, romance, thriller, some bits of humor, and lots of action. It is even deemed an inspiration for young girls, considering that the series centers on the troubled journey of a young woman. Unquestionably, the show has left a mark in the history of television and is still considered heroic in its time and space.

In a recent interview, Gellar was asked whether an idea for a Buffy film would surface or not. The 38-year old actress replied by saying that she is too ‘old’ for a Buffy movie and that the expectation level of all the fans would be rather difficult to top. Now, we all know that Gellar could surely pull it off! I mean, she is Buffy and will always be known by that name. Although the series concluded with a great finale episode, ‘Chosen’, I still believe that a potential Buffy film could work wonders if Joss Whedon and the writers continued the story with a completely different plot. If there can be a fan film for Veronica Mars why can’t there be one for Buffy?

Secondly, it has been nearly six years since the Emmy Award winning actress, Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in a film. Without a doubt, a Buffy film would prove a great comeback for Gellar’s career considering that she is known best as Buffy Summers. Additionally, the fan base of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is very strong. Even today, the show is watched by millions of viewers worldwide, and even ABC Family will be airing its top ten episodes this summer! Wouldn’t fans crave for more of it? Hell yes they would!

During Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s seven-year run, the show won and was nominated for many accolades including two Emmy Awards, six Teen Choice Awards (all swept by Sarah Michelle Gellar), twelve Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award nomination and many other honors to name. There are quite a few episodes of Buffy that I can relate to as a fan, considering that they are depicted in a very realistic manner. The cinematography, makeup and hairstyles are some of the best features of the show, keeping in mind that the technology was hardly advanced at that point in time. Many people are unable to comprehend the bitter fact that before Twilight, The Vampire Diaries and True Blood, there was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sadly, such series are poor follow-ups of shows as classy as Buffy. Let’s hope that a potential Buffy the Vampire Slayer film soon takes place in the future. Amen to that!

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