Favourite TV Show to Movie
Once again we dive into searching through Hollywood’s lack of ideas as they return to old television shows to make a movie, this does offer a show cancelled too soon to say goodbye to the hugely loved characters.
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Darren – Movie Reviews 101
Firefly was one of the most loved sci-fi shows that got cancelled too soon, we only got 13 episodes but Serenity gives us a chance to see our character one more time, they are bigger and better with a story that gives you everything you wanted for our characters.
I struggled with this one until I realized that one of my all-time favorite movies should qualify as it’s a part of a long-running American comedy sketch show. So my favorite TV show to movie film is Wayne’s World. And I’m not at all ashamed to admit it. Wayne’s World is excellent. Zang!
Kim – Tranquil Dreams
Veronica Mars is a great character played by Kristen Bell and the show ended in a way that there was such a lack of resolution. The movie did a great job at helping tie up some loose ends as well as a reason for a reunion for everyone. However, it was truly a movie for the fans. The characters would mean much less for those who haven’t seen the show and just hopping in. However, its a ton of fun. Veronica Mars and her sleuth skills is always awesome.
Milo – Stuff and That
One of the small handful of SNL characters to successfully make the transition to the big screen (sorry, Pat!), Wayne and Garth’s irreverent antics throughout led this flick to become one of my most quotable and effortlessly funny out there. Excellent!
Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews
Spider-Pig, Spider-Pig . . .
I didn’t fully appreciate it the first time I watched it but this feature length excursion for our favourite yellow family, Lord knows how many years it took to make, is a very funny, easily watchable, exciting adventure.
The best thing is that it keeps on being funny through repeat viewings and you’re likely to even pick up on something that you missed the first time.
It may have a gazillion screenwriters but The Simpsons Movie is tons of fun and a shining example of TV to film done right. We need a sequel!!
Rob – Movie Rob
They took a goofy 60’s sci-fi show and turned it into one of the biggest movie franchises.
The character arcs got better as time goes by and then they rebooted the whole thing making it even better and more modern thus showing the power of the storytelling even after 50 years.
Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
My favorite TV to movie adaptation has to be Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. This is actually my favorite Batman movie and it is based on Batman: the Animated Series. What I love about this film is it treats Bruce Wayne as a real fully developed person with emotions and relationships. Often I feel like Batman and especially Bruce gets lost in Batman movies to the charismatic villains. Not here. The villains are important but nothing to Batman and his journey to walk the line between good and evil.
The score by Shirley Walker is amazing. The animation is striking and beautiful. It’s just a great movie from a great show.
Emma – Emma Explains It All
Well it was either this or Jackass! Come on, how many great TV to film crossovers have there really been? Hmmm.
In all seriousness, I love 21 Jump Street. Ok I never saw the original TV series but it’s still a great comedy film that I never mind watching. Happy to watch in fact.
And having Johnny Depp cameo at the end was genius.
S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason
While I may have briefly considered The Fugitive, the first and best TV show-to-movie that comes to mind is Joss Whedon’s Serenity. Who would have thought, after Firefly was canceled without even a complete first season, that it would get its own theatrical finale a few years later? Boasting both technical finesse (like that great tracking shot through the ship) and awe-inspiring action, Serenity tied up most of the loose ends left by the show and gave us one more grand adventure for Mal Reynolds and his crew