Tuesday, January 4, 2011

10 Movies That Need A Sequel

Here's a link to an article I enjoyed.. though I wouldn't pick all her choices (Top Gun? ughhh..) Plus she didn't know that A Christmas Story has a sequel already, My Summer Story, with Mary Steenburgen and Charles Grodin as Ralphie's parents.. or that they also filmed "Ollie Hoopnoodle's Haven of Bliss" and "The Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Coznowski".. but then, it's a movie fan and not a film blogger/cinephile, obviously..

 The '10 movies that need a sequel' article link

In my opinion, most sequels suck big time, so I see them as little more than an attempt to capitalize on a film's success and milk the public for as much money as possible (capitalists should be shot! Art, also healthcare, should not be motivated by profits..)

However, that being said, my top choice for a sequel, E.T. - The Extraterrestrial, actually had a novel commissioned by Spielberg for an intended sequel, William Kotzwinkle's excellent "E.T. - Another Green Planet". In this novel, E.T. is actually an expert botanist over 600 yrs old who lives on a planet that's a botanical museum for all the plants in the galaxy. They were sent to earth to gather plant specimens when E.T. was separated from the group and left behind. After his rescue, his punishment was to be relagated back to field work weeding huge plant beds. Elliott travels to E.T.'s home planet in this one and they have an adventure in one of E.T.'s small space ships, that resemble potatoes!

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