Posted April 08 2004 - 11:39 AM
| Doing a simple retread of the TV series is a bad idea anyway. Anyone remember the movie version of "The Beverly Hillbillies"? Didn't think so. |
Just because there have been some bad ones doesn't make the process itself bad. Starsky & Hutch stayed fairly faithful to the source and that was a fabulous movie.
The inherent concept of a family domestic dynamic where the wife, daughter, and mother-in-law just happen to be witches is strong enough that they don't need to distract with gimmicky plot devices like taking down the forth wall. And while Kidman, MacLaine (perhaps the only woman alive who could step into Endora's shoes), and Caine should all do well in their respective roles, casting Will Ferrell as Darrin shows just how off the mark they really are.
But I'd LOVE to see the original show on DVD.