Please allow me to interrupt our regularly scheduled review post to have a short rant.
I’ve just read that Warner Bros have signed a deal to recreate ‘Lord of the Flies’ with an all girl cast. As if we don’t have enough misogynistic trash floating around, we now have to endure two dudes using a 1950s novel to explain the intricacies of female relationships.
I can absolutely see the entertainment value. How could a film with girls ripping each other apart not be an interesting watch. But is it really necessary? It seems to me it’s more likely to become a sexist trope that dilutes complexed ideas about power and diplomacy into a derogatory mean girls.
Can this re-make really stay true to original text?
How do you think it would really go if a group of girls were stranded instead of boys?