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.