I’ve seriously been waiting for this gifset for so long.
1/? Films - The Parent Trap (1998)
"And I suppose you just expect me to go weak at the knees, and fall into your arms and cry hysterically…. And… and, you and I just picking up where we left off and growing old together… … C’mon Nick what do you expect? To live happily ever after?"
“Yes. To all of the above. Except you don’t have to cry hysterically.”
“Oh, yes I do.”
Favorite Movies: Ever After (1998)“My great-great-grandmother’s portrait hung in the university up until the Revolution. By then, the truth of their romance had been reduced to a simple fairy tale. And, while Cinderella and her prince did live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they lived.”
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.