Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mark 2011 as year of the sequel

Further proof that Hollywood is out of fresh material, the following is a list of sequels due out this year:


First sequels:
Cars 2
Diary Of Wimpy Kid 2
Hangover 2
Happy Feet 2
Hoodwinked Too!
Johnny English Reborn
Kung Fu Panda 2
Piranha 3DD
Sherlock Holmes 2


Second Sequels:
Alvin & The Chipmunks 3
Big Momma’s House 3
Madea’s Big Happy Family Too
Paranormal Activity 3
Transformers 3


Third Sequels:
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Scream 4
Spy Kids 4
Twilight: Breaking Dawn (part 1)


Fourth Sequels:
Fast Five
Final Destination 5
Puss In Boots
X-Men: First Class
Winnie The Poo (kinda)


Sixth Sequels (Kinda):
The Muppets
Rise of the Apes


…and Harry Potter comes in as a Seventh Sequel.

Isn't that fucked up!?! Do we need all these sequels? Does anyone really care? I know I don't. Out of the above list I am keen to see Sherlock Holmes 2, Piranha 3DD, Scream 4 and Fast Five. I will likely see Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and Paranormal Activity 3. The rest can just GET OUT!

What say you? Do you care? Can you care? Is declining theatre attendance starting to make sense? No wonder Shawn and I stick to under-the-radar independent stuff.

2 comments:

  1. You know my thoughts on sequals (they're about the same when it comes to remakes and reboots)... and the state of the North American film industry.

    The ones I'd watch are: Piranha 3DD (though that sounds like a breast size to me), Paranormal Activity 3, Scream 4, and probably the Harry Potter ones since they are the last in the series. I'd probably watch Sherlock Holmes 2 if I watch the first one.

    Beyond that... I'll stick to my box sets and their offerings... as bad as some of them are...

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  2. That is a breast size. LOL. Part of the joke. Sherlock Holmes is totally worth the watch. A great flick that gets better with each viewing. Downey Jr. owns the role.

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