Sony, back yourself up for a second. You're remaking Jumanji? Our palm is not wide enough for a face-palm that will serve this depressing news justice.
We don't know why we're surprised; Hollywood is all about those reboots and it seems like every week a new beloved movie from our childhood is getting remade with a ridiculous cast/plot that makes our inner kid die a slow, painful death. If we hear about a FernGully remake starring Ariana Grande and Jason Segel then we're retiring from our job, society and life in general.
Sony announced the news on Wednesday, and fans of the original Jumanji and fans of leaving beloved movies alone have been ranting every since. And we don't blame them one bit.
Forget about the fact that they are remaking a classic film from the '90s, which was also the gem of many people's childhoods…but why on earth would you do this movie without the great Robin Williams? Now that he's no longer with us, can we all just agree to not touch his movies? He is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of actor, and we feel so sorry for anyone who is taking on a role that previously belong to Robin Williams. So not only is the Jumanji remake unnecessary and kind of insulting, but it's in danger of tarnishing the onscreen legacy of one of the great comedians of our time.
GTFO, Hollywood. Signed, nearly every human being on Twitter:
NOOOOO WHY ARE THEY DOING A JUMANJI REBOOT ARE YOU KIDDING ME IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE— Lili Elza (@cinemellon) August 6, 2015
OF COURSE IT IS! OF COURSE THEY'RE FUCKING REBOOTING JUMANJI! I can't think of a single good thing that can come of this— Audrey Cook (@TheatreDweller) August 6, 2015
@eonline STOP REBOOTING STUFF. SERIOUSLY, MOVIE MAKERS, TRY BEING CREATIVE FOR ONCE. Omg I'm so annoyed.— Scot Greenwell (@indyscooter) August 6, 2015
.@SonyPictures rebooting Jumanji? For the love of god, please spare us and don't embarrass yourself by ruining that classic.— Todd Kaumans (@ToddKaumans) August 6, 2015
A Jumanji remake. No. No. No.— Larissa's mummy :) (@kangaroo_jaack) August 6, 2015
If they're remaking Jumanji without Robin Williams then just go ahead and murder my childhood already..— Richard Rogers (@trickydick28) August 6, 2015
They're rebooting Jumanji... WHY?!— Kathy Paz (@kathypaz) August 6, 2015
"Robin Williams just died and everyone's remembering him. Let's piss on his ashes and remake Jumanji." - Sony Pictures— John Von Rader (@JohnnyVonRotten) August 6, 2015
Please leave Jumanji alone...it doesn't need an update or sequels, especially since Robin isn't here. Thank you.— ★☆A L I C I A★☆ (@TaurusGirl87) August 6, 2015
Don't remake jumanji let it die a graceful death— jess (@m4niacMessiah) August 6, 2015
Wait, they're remaking Jumanji? Can we wait a few more years before destroying one of Robin Williams' movies?— BCB Mike (@KingM91) August 6, 2015
I guess there's going to be a reboot of Jumanji. How do you remake Jumanji without Robin Williams?!— Momica (@MonicaTaubert) August 6, 2015
#Jumanji No... just no. I can't even make up a funny thing about that.— jaysenbrockman (@jaysenbrockman) August 6, 2015
they're remaking jumanji and i am personally offended by this— Rhiannon Jones (@Rhiannoning) August 6, 2015
The only way a JUMANJI remake could be better than the original is if it's literally just Idris Elba quietly staring at you for 2 hours— Amanda Nelson (@ImAmandaNelson) August 6, 2015
SERIOUSLY, HOLLYWOOD? REMAKING JUMANJI??? YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO REMAKE THE BAD ONES, NOT THE GOOD ONES. BLASPHEMY. #StopJumanjiRemake— Alex Sautter (@Sautterdays) August 6, 2015
dear people making a Jumanji remake....could you maybe friggen not— Michael Brumley (@DasBrumbles) August 6, 2015
@SonyPictures is remaking Jumanji. And I'm pissed. So disrespectful to Robin Williams. Just too money hungry to care I suppose 😒— Brooke (@Brooketayluh) August 6, 2015
The new jumanji isn't going to be anywhere near as good without robin williams😔💔— Cami Ndiaye (@cami_ndiaye) August 6, 2015
There's going to be a Jumanji remake? Why not just piss on Robin Williams grave while you're at it— Roman King (@_romanking) August 5, 2015
Sony, seeing as the initial reaction to your announcement was mostly what you see in those tweets up there, we won't be mad if you just quietly and slowly back out of this project. We won't even mock you for it. So we'll turn our backs and you just drop the project and run! We won't even see you! Do it! Drop it and run!