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Author Topic: Things That Did or Did Not Need a Sequel/Precursor  (Read 3995 times)

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Offline pendarious

Re: Things That Did or Did Not Need a Sequel/Precursor
« Reply #50 on: August 12, 2010, 08:01:49 PM »
the problem isn't that the starwars prequals became movies the problem is that the actor for anakin was too convincing as a whiney little sissy. it totally blows my mind that anakin becomes vader after watching the prequals.

frankly i'm horrified with the way theyre making comic book movies but that's not quite what this topic is about eh?

in any case i don't think that there should have been sequals for megaman X 6......i mean the fact that megaman X got 6 sequals was good enough for a game legacy i mean they were awesome but then the PS2 games just really really killed it.

Offline MaskOfWinters

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« Reply #51 on: August 13, 2010, 02:47:16 AM »
the problem isn't that the starwars prequals became movies the problem is that the actor for anakin was too convincing as a whiney little sissy. it totally blows my mind that anakin becomes vader after watching the prequals.


Anything with Hayden motherfucking Christensen is bound to be a horrible failure. Seriously, his expression almost never changes throughout the course of the prequels. When he does manage to bring some emotion it feels every bit as forced as the worst of bad 80s action movies. Not the campy, so good they're bad ones. The ones that are just bad.

Contrary to what most think, I feel that The Wicker Man deserved the Nicolas Cage remake. I haven't seen the original, but I could watch the remake over and over and over. Films that are self-aware, whether homage or parody to their styles, such as Kill Bill or Planet Terror, are entertaining, of course, but something about a movie that takes itself seriously yet exhibits the same qualities, being a remake or homage to a style, such as The Wicker Man, makes it all the more hilarious.

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Re: Things That Did or Did Not Need a Sequel/Precursor
« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2010, 10:16:44 AM »
MaskOfWinters, there's no need to resort to profanity to make your point.

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Re: Things That Did or Did Not Need a Sequel/Precursor
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2010, 01:52:34 PM »
I was going to say that I don't think Alpha Protocol doesn't need a sequel but I read recently that because of it's general lack of acceptance it's not getting one.

Offline Jocelyn Isnt Here

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« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2010, 09:25:12 PM »
Karate Kid 2 did NOT need to happen.. nuff said :D

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« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2010, 11:09:49 PM »
After playing through it again, Jade Empire really needs a sequel. The gameplay may have had a few flaws, but the story and the setting and the character development were phenomenal.

Offline GeekFury

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« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2010, 03:46:58 AM »
Highlander. End of story, it didn't need ANYTHING after the first movie, let alone a sequel that makes them aliens..

Offline Scribbles

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« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2010, 04:24:26 AM »
Highlander. End of story, it didn't need ANYTHING after the first movie, let alone a sequel that makes them aliens..

They became aliens? Glad I only watched the first movie now...

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Re: Things That Did or Did Not Need a Sequel/Precursor
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2010, 09:17:11 AM »
Avoid number 2.  Most of the involved cast would rather assume that number 2 never happened.  If you liked the TV series, then Highlander: Endgame is a decent movie.  If not, stick with number 1.

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« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2010, 01:53:47 PM »
Avoid number 2.  Most of the involved cast would rather assume that number 2 never happened.  If you liked the TV series, then Highlander: Endgame is a decent movie.  If not, stick with number 1.

I "think" I liked the series as that was awhile back, so I might give it a peek.

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Re: Things That Did or Did Not Need a Sequel/Precursor
« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2010, 07:22:39 PM »
In this little Scandinavian's opinion, Dragon Ball.  I loved that series... DBZ and it's sucessors just seem so much less... worth it to me.  Not to disparage those who love the series, and I know you are legion, but... the whole 'We're all aliens!' bit reminds me of what killed Highlander for me.

Offline Drake Nightwing

Re: Things That Did or Did Not Need a Sequel/Precursor
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2010, 12:13:54 PM »
The Land Before Time. *facepalm* Just, The Land Before Time

Okay, I will admit--I loved the first movie as a child. Even now, as an adult nearly 24 years old, I still have fond memories of the movies because I will still watch it with younger children I'm babysitting (on the rare off-chance I'm actually DOING so for my friends or cousins), and the second one wasn't bad. But then things started stagnating after the third one, and by the fourth the whole shebang was just getting old, and I didn't see it.

After a while, though, it was like...every year a new Land Before Time came out, and I recall the commercials and remembering getting ever more incredulous that they kept increasing the sequel numbers....and then, eventually, a TV series of its own, which seems to have finally killed the franchise after an otherwise successful run (with the series having run about...what...50 episodes or something)?

Seriously, though, 13 films in the series AND a TV show? Where does it end?

(Of course, I really shouldn't say anything about this as this same argument could be supplanted to other works with just as many installments in its OWN franchise. Mario, Mega Man, and Pokemon spring to mind right off the top of my head but I'm sure many, many other examples could be named...)