Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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“In every generation, there is a chosen one…” Her name is Buffy Summers, The Vampire Slayer. Joss Whedon, creator, brought his story to big screen as well as to the small screen. The first version of his story came to the movie theaters in 1992, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui and written by Joss Whedon. The TV series, helmed by Whedon, came to be in 1997. Lasting until 2003, the series aired a total of 7 seasons. Two versions of the story, each shown in two different media outlets with their own genres, but never losing sight of the girl that saves the world. Joss Whedon, creator of the Buffy universe, always intended to portray the usual blonde, damsel in destress character as the new hero in his story. The standard…show more content…
These reviews give us hints on what to expect when experiencing any kind of media. Since the movie was drastically changed from originally planned, the ratings for the movie got a hard hit. is a website that brings together public rating as well as critic ratings on movies and TV shows. This Rottentomatoes website uses a unique way of displaying its ratings known as the Tomatometer, “It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.” According to this website, Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 movie got a rating of 35% in the Tomatometer and an audience average rating of 2.8 out of 5. Even with this low rating from both critics and audience alike, it became a cult film and gathered a cult following that see Kristy Swanson, movie actress, as the real buffy summers. On the other hand, the series got an overall rating of 91% average audience score, with every season getting at least a 90% score with the only exception being the first season with a 79%. Sarah Michelle Gellar, series actress, became buffy. When the general public thinks of buffy, they see Gellar. The series itself had a loyal following, which is why it managed to stay on the air for so many

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