Insert Eye Roll: The Trailer for That 'Adventures in Babysitting' Remake is Here
For those of you who complain that times have become a little too politically correct, your head is about to burst from the trailer for this remake to 1987's Adventures in Babysitting, a highly sanitized version of the PG-13-rated teen comedy that was possibly Elisabeth Shue's best work, a chance to see a closeted Anthony Rapp ogle an issue of Playboy, and a platform for a homophobic running joke about Thor.
Instead of one babysitter, we now get two. Instead of an international crime ring of car thieves, we get two bumbling crooks who look like Home Alone villain rejects. Instead of a smoky blues club in which our heroine has to improvise a song, we get a "rap battle" that probably makes 8 Mile look like a Sesame Street sketch. All this...and no sign of any brushes with the Lords of Hell on a Chicago L train.
Why? Because this blatant attempt to cash in on parents' nostalgia for the 80s is being broadcast on the Disney Channel.
Go ahead and cringe: