Adaptations of old stories will frequently move them closer to the production in time and/or space, even if the original is only a couple of decades old.
Distinct from Recycled IN SPACE in that the purpose is to make the story more familiar and accessible, whereas that trope is often based around transplanting a story into a less familiar setting. Also, by its nature, a Setting Update is typically made long after the original, whereas a Recycled Premise is usually a Me Too made to cash in on hot demand. Sometimes, especially with the more radical changes, it can be a genuinely clever analogy.
Jack’s little sister somewhat resembles Jamie Bennett. It is possible Jamie is a descendant from Jack’s little sister, which might be the reason Jack felt drawn to Jamie. When Peter Ramsey, the director of ROTG, was asked about this, he answered: “Who knows…! It could be possible… One of my regrets is that we didn’t have more screen time in the movie to flesh things out a bit more. Is there a bigger connection between Jamie and Jack? Yeah, that could be a definite possibility, that there’s some kind of lineage connection like that. It’s one of those movie mysteries.”
The muggle studies students convincing the teachers to let them set up a “muggle cinema” in one of the larger empty classrooms. After months of tinkering and experimenting with the technology, the students find a way to set up a projector and speakers. With the help of some tech savvy muggleborns or halfbloods, they get it all up and running pretty quickly. The teens and tweens that lived with their muggle parent(s) are happy they can finally show their friends some of their favorite movies. The purebloods and halfbloods are very curious to see the moving pictures that were created by muggles without the use of magic.
Some Hufflepuffs ask the house elves to supply everyone with popcorn, soda, and candy. Add in the new seats that were made to replicate a real theater and the thick curtains draped along all the walls and this old classroom is really starting to feel like a movie theater.
Sometimes they have movie marathons on the weekends. One week might be sci-fi, featuring the Star Wars and Star Trek movies. Another week might be dedicated to the classics and the next is all the best comedies. On the Disney movie weekend all the 1st and 2nd years of all bloodlines cuddle on the floor in front of the screen with their friends covered in blankets and sleeping bags brought in by the elves. All the kids that have grown up watching these movies say the lines along with the characters and sing along to all their favorite songs. Sometimes they all get up and dance, too. Meanwhile, behind all the youngsters are the older kids that watch the movies with just as much enthusiasm.
One weekend, some muggleborns trick some of the purebloods into watching the scariest horror movies of all time after curfew. Let’s just say some students will never look at a ghost the same way again and refuse to walk the halls alone.
Many of the students are happy they can finally understand all the references some of their friends are making and can now make references of their own. They encourage their muggleborn friends to show them more muggle culture.
All the students love the new cinema (except for those who were victims of the horror movie marathon), and the muggle studies teacher gave extra credit to all the students who take the class that had helped set it up and kept it running. There was some talk at the end of the year about keeping it set up for next year.
dudes love pretending they’re in on some joke at women’s expense like, “i tricked my gf into watching deadpool!” like the fuck you did honey bee, literally everyone with wifi knows who deadpool is like oh my god there have been a million blockbuster superhero/scifi flicks by now and they still act like men were the only ones in the theatre