Movie Mania

March 13, 2011 by admncc

So…are you a fan of movie sequels or not?  My two brothers-in-law and I always have this discussion.  I’m the first one to admit that I’m a sucker for a good movie trailer and sequel.  But even I’ll agree that Hollywood sometimes goes overboard when they decide to “green-light” sequels.

It’s a little known fact that 2011 will produce the most movie sequels of any previous year.  27!  That includes 9 sequels, 5 third movies, 5 fourth movies, 5 fifth movies, 2 seventh movies and one eighth movie.  I think Brandon Gray from Box Office Mojo put it best to USA Today when he said, “Hollywood is dipping into the well of past glory more than ever.  It’s truly unfortunate that story is held in such little regard, when that’s what sells the picture more than any other element.”

You can click here to see the complete list of the sequels and what number they are in their particular saga.  Now, while I would think about seeing “The Hangover Part II,” when they start making a fifth “Final Destination” and “The Fast and the Furious” movie, I start wanting to use the “it jumped the shark” line.

But you tell me?  What would you see and what wouldn’t you see from that list?  If you’re a horror movie fan, would you see “Scream 4?”  And will Johnny Depp dazzle audiences in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides?”  In general, what do you think of sequels?  And have you ever seen one that was better than the original?

As a side-note, while I’m in the movie frame of mind, given their reputations, what would you say if I told you that Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Harrison Ford, John Favreau, Daniel Craig, Sam Rockwell and Steven Spielberg had teamed up to make a movie?  It’s not a sequel, but you’d see it wouldn’t you?  Check out the trailer for “Cowboys & Aliens” here.

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  1. kittycat says:

    Sure there are alot of movies I would go see the sequal.
    I would go see Hangover II.

    I have seen all of the Halloweens. Just something about horror flicks that gets me every time.

    As for the ONE that I wouldnt go see again. Is paranormal Activity. Biggest waste of my freakin time. Same with The Blair Witch project.

    geezum. BAD
    I could go on and on cause I see movies every weekend. and or rent them. I love movies.

  2. Jane says:

    I was a little surprised to see that there’s a third “Paranormal Activity”movie coming out in as many years.

    Like kittycat said, I’m not sure that I’d see it. But I do like sequels and certainly have no issues seeing one, if I truly liked the original.

  3. Timmy says:

    Of those 27 I will be seeing 6-7. Only 1 will be at the theater(Harry Potter).

    The other are Cars, seriously does anyone have a better record than Pixar? Think about this….They have never made a bad movie and that is saying something.

    Transformers, Pirates against my better judgement, X-Men only because the trailer looks badass, Hangover II when it comes to DVD, and I’ve got a bad feeling about it. And maybe Sherlock Holmes depending on whether or not I like the first one that I have coming on Netflix.

    Speaking of sequels

    I watched The Karate Kid Part (does it really matter) the other night, and while it wasn’t the worst movie of all time, it was close. If I never see Will Smith’s punk ass kid in another movie it will be too soon.

  4. NeoConDon says:

    I usually don’t go to the movies. Maybe once each year. This year I’m going to see Atlas Shrugged PART ONE. I expect I will go more often as my kids get older and want us to take them.

    p.s. You have a typo in your second sentence….It should be “brothers-in-law”, not “brother-in-laws.”

    F.U. Zig

    p.p.s. I heard Tiger Woods likes boobs of all sizes….big boobs, small boobs, enhanced boobs….all boobs. F.U. Zig

  5. tera says:

    I often thing that they miss the boat with sequels. It is rare that part 2 is as good as part 1. What I have noticed, however, is that if they get a chance to do a part 3, usually it’s almost as good as the original (Indiana Jones movies for instance.) I’m always slightly afraid to see sequels to my favorite movies (I’m half dreading the next Batman with C.Bale…) Pirates was an exception, I liked it a lot.

    And I am definitely going to go see Cowboys & Aliens! Have been waiting for that since I first heard the rumors. 🙂

  6. From the link, looking forward to watching: Pirates 4- can’t wait!! Huge Johnny Depp fan here. I loved The Hangover and the Fast and Furious Franchise- looking forward to the next installment and of course The Muppets!

    Didn’t like Paranormal Activity.

    For the most part I like sequels. Sometimes sequels are really awesome and sometimes sequels should not be made. I saw The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe. They really never should have bothered. It was so incredibly stinky. Since I had seen 2 I just had to watch Part 3: The Thirst. Truly, it was God awful in every possible way. Garbage.

    P.S. The movie trailer: If it’s done by Spielberg, it may turn out to be pretty good! Hmm, I wonder if ET makes an appearance?

  7. Leo Nevoli says:

    Since I have 2 Daughters, I may take them to see Cars 2 and Happy Feet 2.

    About the only one on the list that I would see in the theater is the Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

    As for the others, I am surprised to see Johnny English Reborn, I had a good laugh at the first one, and will have to wait until that comes out on DVD to see that one.
    I am also going to wait for Sherlock Holmes and The Muppets to come to DVD. I watched the first Hangover, and did not find it as funny as people told me it was, so I will be waiting for that to come to DVD.

    As for the rest , I have no interest in seeing, but would consider adding Transformers to my Netflix list.

  8. TallElf says:

    CC, I do have to say that sequels have there place. If you did it right the first time you have room to carry on something good. (Take the Rocky flics minus rocky 5). Thus far Pirates has been on point, and I don’t expect anything less. If novels can have multiple parts, why not movies.

    On the other side with Scream, the first one was ok, but it went down hill from there. Home alone should have stopped at 1, but Caulkin had the world right where he wanted it.

  9. Hello & greetings, you are too wonderful to pop in for a visit and leave a comment, thank you! Can I just say I *love* the name of your blog?!

    As far as sequels go, I can’t think of any that lived up to the first film, and think many of them have missed the mark. But clearly they haven’t asked for my opinion, as evidence by the post!

    Sending you a smile for the week to come!

  10. Amber says:

    Some sequels are horrible.

    Others are okay. Like, I cannot WAIT to see The Hangover II. The first one cracked me up.

  11. elle marie says:

    Huge movie buff here, esp horror. I saw the lost boys and …. hm… for me, it was a flop. I heard the “Goonies” remake was coming out? I wold absolutely see the “the hangover 2”. But, there are two that come to mind which was “beverly hills cop 2”, and “The Godfather 2″…

  12. inka says:

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  13. Jen says:

    Since I’m in the mommy phase with my kids, almost any kids movie we end up seeing. But, definitely Wimpy Kid, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter. I will stick hot pins in my eyes and ears if I have to watch another Chipmunks movie and going to campaign hard to NOT see Puss in Boots (pretty sure I’ll lose.

    For me? I’ll try Hangover without high hopes and Transformers should be pretty action packed. If Elle Marie is right and a Goonies remake is on the way I’m super excited!

  14. Marissa says:

    Jewel of the Nile (the sequel to Romancing the Stone) was great. And of course, all the Toy Story and Star Wars movies were outstanding! But my favorites are the Die Hards and Lethal Weapons. All excellent.

  15. Timmy says:

    No Goonies sequel….they tried awhile back to get a script written but it didn’t work and all principles involved have said not to count on anything ever being done.

  16. zig says:

    I want more political posts…ncd, fu!

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