A Christmas Story—the classic holiday film about a boy who wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, now has a sequel. How do we know? Because the new trailer for A Christmas Story 2 continually and laughably reminds us this is “the official sequel!” which, as /Film points out, is always a good sign of quality. So grab your family, ‘round the fireplace, and watch as this horrible, horrible trailer takes you childhood and tells it what it can go do with itself (hint: it isn’t pretty).
In what is a pretty pathetic cash-in on the popularity of the original film, A Christmas Story 2 is a straight to video (or direct to DVD/ download) sequel that features none of the charm, heart or wit of the original film, inasmuch as the trailer is concerned. Who knows, maybe the film itself will be better (it won’t). Check it out:
So there you have it. Your childhood, raped and pillaged all on a convenient DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital download release, which your creepy aunt and uncle will insist that everyone watch upon the next holiday gathering. A Christmas Story 2 is set for an October 30 release. Hey, want a plot summary? Of course you do:
Years after realizing his childhood dream of getting a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, 16-year-old Ralphie (Braeden Lemasters) sets his bespectacled sights on a gift of the four-wheeled variety in this belated sequel to the Bob Clark’s beloved 1983 classic A Christmas Story. As the snow begins to fall and the carolers start to sing, Ralphie dreams of waking up on Christmas morning to find the keys to a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible dangling from the tree, and embracing a whole new world of freedom as he cruises the streets of Hohman, Indiana in style. Home Alone alumni Daniel Stern takes over for the late Darren McGavin as The Old Man, with Stacey Travis, David Buehrle, David W. Thompson, and Valin Shinyei sounding out the supporting cast as Mrs. Parker, Schwartz, Flick, and Randy respectively.
What do you think of the trailer?