I've been alive nearly fifty years. I had never heard the word 'adaption' used EVER-- not in books, not in films, not on television, in classrooms, in casual conversation, etc.-- until I discovered this particular YouTuber's channel.
When I first discovered Sneak Previews in 1980, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert's Dogs Of The Week feature, introduced by Spot The Wonder Dog, quickly became my favorite part of the show.
But, since sometime after 2012…as one of those parents…when it comes to Pet Sematary, I just haven’t been able to get through it. The anguish in the story is just too overwhelming.
Every time I see someone post that John Wayne "Life is hard" meme, I just shake my head in frustration as I realize so few have seen the motion picture it originated from.
How are viewers supposed to remain invested in a movie character’s survival when the character themselves don’t behave as if they are? When their decisions become infuriatingly counterintuitive and reckless?