Ok, so as usual, I spent a good part of my day being bored at work yesterday. I opened Firefox to make my usual rounds; checking the 20 or so web comics I read, email, and a hodgepodge of other information. I happened upon a bit of movie news, I forget what it was now, but at the time I was interested enough to check it out. I hop on over to IMDb to check it out... Well, I got it in my brain that there are a lot of sequels coming to the big screen next year. I decided to find out just how many. Here's what I found: (I tried to keep it somewhat alphabetical. Oh, and not all of them are good. Most of them are in fact bad)
- American Pie 5 â€” Yup, they decided to make another one. As if the rest of this series werenâ€™t horrible enough. From what I can tell, this only has one character from the original movies, which would be the one played by Eugene Levy. This is just sad.
AVP 2: Alien vs. Predator 2 â€” Well, the First one wasnâ€™t BAD, but it wasnâ€™t all that special either. I just canâ€™t think of any ways to take off where the last one left off.
The Bourne Ultimatum â€” AWESOME! What can I say; I enjoyed the first two immensely, and the books that the movies are based on are really good too. This should be every bit as good as the others.
The Butterfly Effect 2 â€” To be honest, I might like this. I enjoyed the first one even though it had Ashton Kutcher in it. I think it will only be better without him in it.
Day of the Dead â€” Well, as far as horrors are concerned the remake of dawn of the dead was pretty fun. I enjoyed it though I donâ€™t care much for the genre. I hope that the sequel lives up to the mark that the first set
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning â€” Terrible. First of all, I watched the first movie, I actually enjoyed it. What can I say, I grew up on the T.V. show. Mind you, I would never buy it. This is a prequel, and while that doesnâ€™t automatically make it a bad thing, itâ€™s a prequel that is going the way of â€œDumb and Dumbererâ€ and that was a sad, sad movie.
Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer â€” Some didnâ€™t like the first movie. I loved it. I have a comic book loving family and the Silver Surfer is a great character. Fantastic Four is one of the best comics. This promises to be a really kool movie.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix â€” While I have been holding off on reading the books (Iâ€™m very stubborn, and will probably wait until long after all the movies have been out and forgotten before I actually DO read them) I really enjoy these movies. They are fun fantasies. I hear the story gets darker and darker as it progresses so this should be good. I look forward to it.
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army â€” Havenâ€™t seen the first. I probably should, but I just havenâ€™t. I know my dad will want to see this one in the theater.
Hostel: Part II â€” I honestly have no interest in this one, or the first. However, it is yet another sequel coming to the screens.
Mrs. Doubtfire 2 â€” Oh my sweet lord, Satan. Not even you would visit this pain upon us. Only Hollywood is this evil. I love Robin Williams. The first movie was good enough when I was a kid. A sequel though?!? What the hell?
National Treasure 2 â€” Kool! I hope this sequel is as fun as the first. Should be a fun ride.
Ocean's Thirteen â€” More Eddie Izzard please! I liked the first two, though I hope they donâ€™t â€œRockyâ€ this series though. Make this the last one, and make it good!
Old School 2 â€” Sad. Sad, Sad, Sad. Look, the first one, ok. I watched it, it wasnâ€™t horrible, it was even enjoyable at time. Come on, a sequel? Why? What story do they hope to tell!?
Pirates of the Caribbean 3 â€” Kool, the first was fun, the secondâ€¦ well, I liked it a bunch but I find cliffhangers aggravating. This one better be good, and come soon.
The Punisher 2 â€” The first was somewhat disappointing, but still better than the Dolph Lundgren version. I hope the sequel saves the series.
28 Weeks Later... â€” First one was interesting if not enjoyable. Weâ€™ll see what this one adds to the franchise.
Save the Last Dance 2 â€” Stupid chick flicks. At least I wonâ€™t have to watch this one.
The Sandlot 3 â€” Wait, there was a Sandlot 2?
Sin City 2 â€” YAY! This should be badass! The first was amazing, and as long as this one doesnâ€™t go the way of the â€œCrowâ€ franchise, itâ€™ll be great.
Spider-Man 3 â€” Iâ€™ve seen the preview, I love this one already. I donâ€™t know why people have problems with Topher Grace being in it. Heâ€™s a fair actor, and should do a good job. This should be an intensely dark movie too!
Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak â€” Hey the first was kool, but this is a different movie, hard to even call it a sequel.
Rush Hour 3 â€” Jackie Chan! Yeah! Oh, itâ€™s got Chris Tucker in it, thatâ€™s right. Oh well, Iâ€™m not proud, Iâ€™ll watch it anyway.
The Dark Knight â€” Ok this one is most likely going to hit the screens in 2008, but there were rumblings of it coming out in â€™07. Letâ€™s hope. Batman Begins was pretty good, this one should be good too.
- Fletch Won â€” Kevin Smith still on this one? If so it could be fun! I will probably watch it no matter what.
Ghost Rider â€” Another comic book movie. Iâ€™ll probably wait for it to come out on DVD.
Futurama â€” Thatâ€™s right. If you canâ€™t give the screaming fans the show, give them the movie. I really liked the show so I might watch the movieâ€¦ on DVD.
Hitman â€” Great video game! Sadly Vin Diesel is agent 47.
Transformers â€” Looks pretty kool. I grew up on the cartoon weâ€™ll see how they do live action. Besides, Dane Cook has a cameo. Worth watching just for that.
â€Vâ€: The Second Generation (miniseries) â€” If you liked the cheesy 80â€™s Sci-drama, youâ€™ll probably like this no matter what.
Fahrenheit 451 â€” Interesting. Expect it to be a commentary on the evils of todayâ€™s government.
I **** You Not
- Pac Man â€” No Way. How? Live action I hope. Iâ€™d love to see a little yellow tennis ball on the big screen for 2 hours. Honestly if any movie that was based on a video game could be kool, this has the best chance!
Fraggle Rock: The Movie â€” I must echo my sister on this one â€œI hope itâ€™s not live action.â€
Welcome Back, Kotter â€” Come on now, arenâ€™t we taking the T.V. to Movie thing just a bit too far?
Underdog â€” Sad thing is, I donâ€™t think they intend for this to be a cartoon. Oi.
The Simpsons Movie â€” You know, maybe in the first 4 seasons, sure. But why now? This show hasnâ€™t been good in like 10 years.
Police Academy â€” Terrible. Expect it to be a commentary on the evils of todayâ€™s government. Heh. Ok it wonâ€™t be anywhere near that deep. The sad thing is that the only good thing this movie has going for it is that Steve Guttenberg is signed on for it.
10,000 B.C. â€” Why would you remake this movie?! You know, with effects like we can do now, this could actually be another King Kong.
Zorro 2110 â€” Zorroâ€¦ of the future? Perhaps he has a laser rapier now. I hope they get Antonio Banderas to sign on for it, to further the ruin of his career!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles â€” Thank Jesus this one is animated! Looks alright, but why make another one? I realize they made a resurgence with the toys, but this probably wonâ€™t do very well.
Splinter Cell: The Movie â€” Well, itâ€™s a video game movie. We know how well these do. Then again, itâ€™s splinter cell. Oh the possibilities!
Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run â€” Um WHY!? Seriously. I remember playing this on my cousinâ€™s Commodore 64. Fun sure, but there was no plot or character. It was just a driving sim with a car that could shoot. Perhaps the newer video game did alright, but I donâ€™t know anyone whoâ€™s played it. top scrolling movie?
Castlevania â€” Weird. Iâ€™d like to see spinning jumps from ledge to ledge while throwing a vampire killing boomerang on the big screen! Even a chain whip would be kool, though Iâ€™ve already seen that in porn. It has potential.
Highlander: Vengeance â€” Another one? Who the hell is Colin MacLeod?