I've had several conversations with a friend about this recently, but we'd love to see a remake of The Parent Trap from Meredith Blake's perspective. Can you imagine being her? Forced to deal with two bratty children and a fiance who couldn't even communicate with his ex (who is equally vindictive in that they agreed to split their own children apart)?! Imagine being her... she wasn't the villain there. Meredith deserved better. Those children certainly deserved therapy... and better parents, too.
After Redditor CristalGemMoon asked, "What film would be better from the perspective of another character?" people offered up their best suggestions.
The Karate Kid (1984)
The Karate Kid from Mr. Miyagi's perspective.
It's not fully explained until Part II or III, but Miyagi's life is way, way more interesting than Daniel's.
He's born in Okinawa. As a young man, he falls in love with his brother's fiancee. The fiancee loves him too, so they elope. This causes such a scandal that they have to flee to America.
Miyagi and his wife embrace their new country and start a family. Then WWII breaks out. Miyagi enlists (or possibly is drafted, not sure) and sent to fight in the Pacific against his former homeland. He fights bravely and wins a Medal of Honor.
While he's fighting overseas, his wife and child are taken to a Japanese internment camp in the US. They die. Miyagi, returns, finds out that the country he risked his life for killed his family. He somehow gets through this and develops a zen-like sense of inner peace anyway.
Then runs an auto shop for the next 40 years, until some whiny dweeb shows up and begs to learn karate.
Any Godzilla movie from the perspective of Godzilla. If I can watch a cartoon about a robot that can't speak, I can watch my favorite movie character carry his own movie.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
The Devil Wears Prada as Meryl Streep's character. I always imagined it be a cool Godfather type movie with her rising through the ranks of the magazine industry, leaving the remains of her fashion enemies in her wake.
Heathers, if it was presented from Heather McNamara's perspective. She was the kinder of all the 3 and in the end she mellows out the whole queen bee attitude. It would've been interesting to see what she really thought about the other 2 heathers, how she got with them, etc.
Back to the Future (1985)
I've always wondered what a Back To The Future from Doc's perspective would be like. I think it would be kind of interesting.
American Pie (1999)
American Pie from Nadia's perspective. European chick comes to America and has her own awkward sexual discovery only to find out she's been used and blasted all over the internet.
Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window from Raymond Burr's perspective. He's killed someone in his apartment, and he has to get rid of the body and the evidence while a nosy neighbor watches his every move.
Ok, so, hear me out: Serenity, and the Firefly franchise as a whole, but told from the perspective of River. The whole "unreliable narrator" angle that throws to the series, getting to know the Alliance from the perspective of someone who was abused and tortured by them... I think that'd make a hell of a good watch.
I also want to know more about Shepherd. Who is this badass man of the cloth? Who is this man who is extremely proficient at so, so many things which, traditionally, ecclesiasts do not train in?
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales would've been much better told from Carina's perspective than Henry's - She's a much more interesting character and her story is more compelling because she doesn't know who her father is. If Henry were any more vanilla he'd have his insides scraped out to flavor ice cream.
Friday the 13th (1980)
I'd love to see a Friday the 13th from Jason's POV. We all know his back story but I'd like to know if he ever feels justified in killing people that were indirectly responsible for his mom's death. How he felt being picked on by the camp counselors and campers when he was a kid over things that he didn't have control over. Did he actually enjoy killing people or if it was something that he felt just needed to be done.
I have so many questions.
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