TELEVISION NEWS: Abc Has Released the V Promo, and it’s Good!

Whenever people ask me what my favorite movie of all time is, I always say it’s “V The Original Mini-series.” For me it’s has always been and remains the perfect movie because at it’s core it’s a message movie that’s about something. I’ve seen it over 30 times and read the novel at least as much it’s the perfect example of how to write an adaptation – not just copying a screenplay but actually adding a lot of depth and missing moments to the original work.

I couldn’t gen up the passion to be outraged at ABC’s upcoming remake. I wanted to just pretend it didn’t exist. But this week ABC posted a 2 minute promo clip and I hate to say it, or am happy to say – it’s excellent. It hits all the beats from the original while making it relevant for today’s audience with nicely updated effects that are the same as the original but different. I love that this time around they are inviting everyone up and it seems like they are hitting the religious undertones pretty heavily this time where that wasn’t present in the original.  But so far, I really like what I’m seeing.

2 thoughts on “TELEVISION NEWS: Abc Has Released the V Promo, and it’s Good!”

  1. Yes! Kudos to Ann C. Crispin for writing the massive novel which combined all the parts of the miniseries. Couple of things bugged me about the trailers (giant TV on underside of ship, referring to the Visitors as "The Vs" – in the original, V stood for Victory), but as with all remakes, they're just another way of telling a story. Better to have them than not.

  2. Whenever people ask me what my favorite movie of all time is, I always say it’s “V The Original Mini-series.” For me it’s has always been and remains the perfect movie because at it’s core it’s a message movie that’s about something.

    Too bad that your only criteria is that it be a message movie that's about something (as opposed to being a message movie that's not about something, I suppose). Some people might require that the perfect movie be aesthetically pleasing or even be a MOVIE, not a made for television mini-series.

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