If it's crap ... We'll tell you
My son asked me the other day if he thought we’d ever get to see Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League. I told him probably not since anything that awesome could only have happened in the 80’s. His question did get me wondering, though. Stallone’s Rocky and Rambo returns, Terminator Salvation, Die Hard 4, Crystal Skull. All movies that I really enjoyed the earlier film but didn’t care for the delayed companion piece anywhere near as much. Even the most prominent example of of a prequel addition to a franchise, Star Wars, suffers criticism.
Could it be that sometimes there’s just too much water under the bridge to expect a good sequel? Have you got any examples of a sequel the came out after a long gap that left you with the feeling you got from the earlier film? Should I keep telling myself Prometheus is not a prequel, just set in the same universe?
In my opinion, after you get past the amount of time where almost none of the people who were involved in the original are interested, or would even fit the parts anymore, it may be time to just re-boot rather than do a sequel.
I would rather see a reboot of a franchise I held in high regard fail then a sequel to it that was supposed to be canon for the film I loved.
I'm to tired to think of any examples at the moment, but that's the answer my sleep deprived brain is spitting out at the moment.
I didn't consider the 2011 The Thing to be that bad in comparison to John Carpenter's The Thing.
Still haven't seen that one for fear it may 'rape my childhood'.
you'll be the only one then ahahaha ahem.
Think yourselves lucky im still waiting for the sequel promised at the end of THIS!!!
enjoy as im sure you will, if you remember Ron Ely as tv's Tarzan especially....wink wink.
Forget Ely. What's Jai up to these days?
Wacka Wacka....ok, let's really alienate the younger members....Daktari!
Haha. These kids have so much to learn.
As soon as I read that word the theme music popped into my head. I only watched Daktari and Johnny Quest for the music.
Indeed. The theme tunes are all i remember about some of them after all these aeons.....
this is one that always reminds me of summer holidays....(drifts off into soppy reverie...)