Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sequels

OK, so I ran across some amazing news this morning....are you all ready?

Showgirls 2 is finally being made!

Don't believe me? www.showgirls2.com.




Really hoping this is not a scam, and it shouldn't be, with all the direct to video sequels that have come out as of late to movies that are over a decade old. Road house, Wild Things, Cruel Intentions, Single White Female, Species, etc. etc.

For those of you who know me personally, you know I have a pallet for really bad movies. Some of the campiest movies are sequels or rip offs from movies that have already been made. I think it might be an extension of my love for horror films, as we all know that the best and the worst of franchises have countless extensions. Example: Scream 4,5, and 6 in the pipeline, being written as well as comitted to by original cast members Courtney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell.

I think now that all of these sequels are showing up as direct to video quite a bit, the studios are penning a lot of "remakes" to continue a franchise in order to secure a better chance at a theatrical release. My opiniion. While I like the idea of my favorite movie monsters, like Michael, Freddy, and Jason starting from scratch, I think it's a little overboard with the others. But even then, there's a lot of people who wold disagree with me there. People either tolerate remakes, or they friggin' loathe them.

I mourn for the sequesl that have forever been in talks but will either never be made or can't be made. Pink Flamingos 2, Goonies 2, Gremlins 3. Although, Ghostbusters 3 was at one time in this category and now it's in pre-production, so maybe there is some hope yet for some. I don't care if new instalments don't live up to the original, after all, we STILL have the original. I just like the idea of the story living on along with the characters. Call me retarded.

So what are your favorite sequals and/or what sequel would you love to see made? (JP you can't pick Grease 2 because we all already know, don't be a lazy ass)

My choice for best sequel is "Scream, Blacula, Scream" and I would love to see "Steel Magnolias 2: The Rise of Shelby"

Good day!

3 comments:

heat said...

I just realized that I spelled Deuce wrong on my totally rad showgirls 2 fan poster......so no comments Got it?

jp said...

I'm with you on Goonies 2, even though I can't imagine how they'd do it. Is Martha Plimpton still even acting?

Grease 2 simply cannot be topped, and no one should try. Xanadu, on the other hand...

Michael Rivers said...

LMAO at "The Rise of Shelby."