People Are Livid About This Jumanji Remake, and We Don't Blame Them

Sony is rebooting the 1995 Robin Williams film and people are not holding back on Twitter

By Jenna Mullins Aug 06, 2015 5:34 PMTags
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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:

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!

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