Has the Ferris wheel rolled around again?
The interwebs was aghast at the news that there may or may not be a sequel to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in the near future.
A teaser trailer has been making the rounds featuring Matthew Broderick as Ferris all grown up reciting the classic line from the 1986 film “How can I handle work on a day like today?”. The nine second clip uploaded this weekend by user “chuckachucka2012” has managed to get the world’s attention.
It appears that the mysterious video clip was made as a Super Bowl commercial (the Super Bowl is next week) but what it’s meant to advertise nobody knows.
Most people have naturally assumed the official announcement about a Ferris Bueller sequel would be made during half time on Super Bowl day.
The sentiment was not all excitement and rainbows. As many people were skeptical that Paramount Pictures could pull it off 26 years after the first film was made. Others couldn’t even decide if it was a real trailer.
“Stop toying with my emotions!”, one user wrote on Twitter. (That user may or may not have been me).
“I once read this article where Sarah Jessica Parker was bitching about how annoying she and Matthew Broderick found people yelling out “Hey Ferris!” because he’d done other movies since then. I’m worried his heart isn’t really in it,” wrote another user on Facebook.
“Well I guess this might blow the whole ‘Ferris isn’t real and its all in Cameron’s head’ theory out of the water perhaps,” another user said.
I too am skeptical about whether Broderick and Paramount (if Paramount is indeed the studio behind the alleged sequel) can pull this off. So without further ado, watch as I list all the ways in which Bueller could potentially get it wrong.
- Unlike High School, taking too many sickies from work is grounds for termination.
- If Bueller was spending too much time vacationing and stealing cars on days he was meant to be working there’s a simple solution. Fire his ass.
- How are they going to get around this one?
- The whole man-child thing is less than charming.
- It’s one thing to watch a precocious teenager get away with bludging school, but there’s something sad about an adult that has just never grown up.
- How has Bueller managed to be so successful if he’s never at work?
- In the nine second teaser trailer we see Bueller - dressed in a towling robe - drawing open the curtains of a very fancy hotel room. The implication here is that in the time since we last saw him Bueller has managed to do quite well for himself.
- Sure when you’re rich you can have people to do things for you but in the real world that doesn’t mitigate the hard work needed to get to the top.
- Bueller is hardly the embodiment of responsibility. How are they going to tie his personality flaws together with a plot that somewhat resembles reality without totally alienating audiences?
Leave Bueller alone! In an age where everything is getting remade and film by film our childhoods are getting reduxed, revamped, redefined - and all in 3D - there’s something to be said for not messing with perfection.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of my favourite ‘80s films. Can’t they just leave him be? Is it even real? Have we all been taken for a ride?
A quick search on IMDB.com shows there are no plans to release a second film any time soon. Not to mention the fact that in 2008 Broderick swore he would never make a Ferris Bueller sequel.
Way to piss off your audience.
So what’s really going on here? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
(Oh and in case you never saw the original)
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