I actually don’t think “Think Like a Man” featured any buffoonery. In my opinion, the film was quite good. The book and the backlash that followed it however were something of a mess. I’m thinking author Steve Harvey didn’t catch that though, judging from his latest comments on the sequel. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Steve spoke on his high expectations for the next iteration if the film, saying:
“They pitched a couple of storylines to me. I’m not sold on any one of them yet.
“You can’t take my book and turn it into anything close to buffoonery. I’m not ever going to allow that. The book wasn’t about buffoonery. The first movie wasn’t—and it really struck a nerve with men and women—and so the second movie has to be in that same vein,” he said.
You have to appreciate him being protective of his product. It sounds like the implication there is that he was presented with buffoonery in the first scripts which is interesting considering the same writers from the first film were brought on for round two. Perhaps this is how sequels never end up being as good as the first time around.
Either way, it’s good to know Steve Harvey at least has some sort of BS radar, I just wish he would have checked the reading on it before the final edit of his book. Since his new daytime talk show hasn’t premiered yet either, there’s still hope that he’ll apply this same attitude to that venture. Let us pray.
Check out his interview here. What do you think about his comments?
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