Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Don't play it again Sam.........




This just in from Los Angeles --------------- Sylvester Stallone is back!!! This week I read a wire story entitled, "Stallone to revive 'Rambo' franchise," but not only will the film "Rambo IV" be appearing soon there is another "Rocky" installment being completed by Stallone entitled "Rocky Balboa." Shooting (ha, ha) for both films will begin in 2006.

Now I admit I remain a fan of the very first "Rocky" film due to its raw energy and classic American story line of "underdog succeeds against all odds......." but when I read this news clip I had to wonder -- when has a story line run its course so that the producers declare success and move on to other projects?

Like my fellow film lovers I too have been seduced by the drug known on the street as -- "sequel" -- but as is the case with most drugs there is high potential for harming your health. So I have compiled a list (based on my own experience and surveying people during my travels this week) of "Sequels that should NOT have been created due to their negative impact on society or just myself :) " for your review and commentary especially if I have overlooked some real raspberries in the dark underworld of sequels:

WHAT DID WE DO TO DESERVE THESE SEQUELS? -- MASTER LIST:

Caddyshack II
Look who's talking too
Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason
Legally Blonde II
Godfather III
Exorcist II and III
Police Academy II, III, IV, V, and VI -- did I get them all or list too many??? :)
Nightmare on Elm Street II and III
Jaws 3-D
Dumb and DumberER
Grease II
Crocodile Dundee II

Well, should any of these films be deleted from the Hall of Shame, should others be added that I have overlooked?

Off to the box office,

Todd

2 comments:

jdsqrd said...

In some cases the original movie should not have been made, either, but here's a quick list of sequels to add:

Star Wars Episode 1
Star Wars Episode 2
Star Wars Episode 6

True Grit

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Jewel of the Nile

Die Hard 2

Beverly Hills Cop 2
Beverly Hills Cop 3

Predator 2

Cannonball Run II
Cannonball Run III

Smokey and the Bandit Part 2
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3

Bad News Bears in Breaking Training
Bad News Bears Go to Japan

For you Greek types:
Revenge of the Nerds II
Revenge of the Nerds III
Revenge of the Nerds IV

Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part 3
Friday the 13th Part 4
Friday the 13th Part 5
Friday the 13th Part 6
Friday the 13th Part 7
Friday the 13th Part 8
Friday the 13th Jason Goes to Hell
Friday the 13th Part X
Friday the 13th Freddy vs. Jason

All six of the Ernest Goes to... sequals

Pomp said...

Any film with Leslie Nielsen.