Okay, so the SyFy remake of the brilliant Terry Gilliam film Twelve Monkeys (I rated 9 starts IMDB) is set to begin its life as a television series in January of 2015. At first blush, I thought, “way cool! I loved that film!” I wonder though…
I checked out the trailer on YouTube:
I still think it looks like it will be mildly entertaining. The production value appears pretty lame (typical of SyFy) and because it follows the film so completely, I wonder how you make it a series that lasts past just a few episodes unless you really streeeeeetch the storyline – or maybe have side adventures each week.
Look one of my all-time favorite science fiction television series is Quantum Leap and they had the episodic thing down pat. While this one doesn’t look nearly as fun as QL, I will give it a chance. That is a lot more than the trolls on YouTube are doing.
I ready so many reviews of the trailers saying things like, “Why?” “OMG NO NO NO!!!” “What a lame ripoff of a great movie” etc. etc.
What do you think?
by Chris Doelle