May Remakes & Reboots - Day 8 - How I Met Your Mother (2005) / How I Met Your Father (2022)
Remakes were always a thing, even going back to the early days of movies. They’d remake a silent movie when talkies came out, etc. But the further we go, the more they remake. In todays world DVDs, Blu Rays, and five billion streaming channels, we feel there is less and less need for them. Most of them are pretty easy to find if you are interested in watching them. But Hollywood insists on rebranding and making a new version, trying to improve upon the original. “Psycho”? You can’t improve it. You can’t change it. You made the same movie again. Why? They are useless. Occasionally they get it right. Not all of these are winners though. Its a mixed bag. Some good, some bad, some just out of the box.
Day 8 - How I Met Your Mother (2005) / How I Met Your Father (2022) - Jenn
"How I met your Father" is kind of a remake from "how I met your mother", but with a twist. Instead of the father telling the story to the child it’s the mother. Also you never knew who the mother is until the very end, but in how I met your father they change that, you still have no idea who the father is, but you’ve already met him in the very first episode. Interesting, right? So this pretty much leaves you guessing as who it could possibly be. I wasn’t a fan of how I met your mother, but I’m loving how I met your father, though like Dave said there’s a lot of throw backs to how I met your mother, even with one of the guys living above the very bar that the friends went to in how I met your mother.
Dave Says - Well technically more of a reboot playing off the similar style and concept of How I Met Your Mother. I joined that party a little late. Well, a lot late. I binged it right after the series ended. So I was a little hesitant about this one but gave it a shot anyway. Pretty good and a few references to HIMYM for your viewing pleasure.
Melanie says - I used to watch How I Met Your Mother - and then I read a spoiler about the ending which irritated the hell out of me so never watched it - and I was still bitter about investing all the time in that so didn't and won't be watching the spin off lol.
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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