Why, oh why, all the sequels!?

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Post by Tyra » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:36 pm

yoshmaster5 wrote: Also--Midquels = BAD. VERY VERY BAAAAAAD. *shudders* I had to watch Lion King 1 1/2 once... I'm scarred for life.
eekk how traumatizing was it? I've never seen it.

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Post by Dr. Casey » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:44 pm

yoshmaster5 wrote:It's like mario party, you think of new stuff to put in, but it's STILL THE SAME FREAKING THING.
That's one thing I like about the series. It's expansive. Maybe everyone else will scoff at the series' longetivity, but they're doing the fans a favor.

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Post by Sailor V » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:31 pm

Tyra wrote:
yoshmaster5 wrote: Also--Midquels = BAD. VERY VERY BAAAAAAD. *shudders* I had to watch Lion King 1 1/2 once... I'm scarred for life.
eekk how traumatizing was it? I've never seen it.
Trust me, you would never want to see it. X__X
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Post by Tyra » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:46 pm

Sailor V wrote:
Tyra wrote:
yoshmaster5 wrote: Also--Midquels = BAD. VERY VERY BAAAAAAD. *shudders* I had to watch Lion King 1 1/2 once... I'm scarred for life.
eekk how traumatizing was it? I've never seen it.
Trust me, you would never want to see it. X__X
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Post by yoshmaster5 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:11 pm

*shudders*

think bad Elton John music, plus bad plot, plus bad acting, plus bad storyline...

Basically, a worthless piece of ****.
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Post by peachvampiress » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:24 pm

yoshmaster5
think bad Elton John music,
So it's like Rock of the Westies to Captain and the Kid?

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Post by Tyra » Sat May 05, 2007 12:03 am

yoshmaster5 wrote:*shudders*

think bad Elton John music, plus bad plot, plus bad acting, plus bad storyline...

Basically, a worthless piece of ****.
ewww...

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Post by Queen Of Hearts » Sat May 05, 2007 10:23 pm

All the sandlot sequels really bug me. I mean 2 was cute... they lost me at 3. 2 wasnt even that good....

Really...stop the squeals!

(Firestarter 2 is a insult to the original movie. DONT WATCH ;_; )

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Post by Kohdok » Sun May 06, 2007 2:12 am

Okay, one of the things I don't like there being too many sequels of:

The Harry Potter movies. Okay, I know they're ridiculously popular, and everything, but when the movies get to three or four hours long, it gets a bit hard to bear. The fourth one moved way too quickly for me. I was hoping that they would make the fifth one and on into a television mini-series, so that there would be enough room to, I dunno, tell the whole story. But alas, it seems I am wrong...

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Post by Tiff » Sun May 06, 2007 2:15 am

Kohdok wrote:Okay, one of the things I don't like there being too many sequels of:

The Harry Potter movies. Okay, I know they're ridiculously popular, and everything, but when the movies get to three or four hours long, it gets a bit hard to bear. The fourth one moved way too quickly for me. I was hoping that they would make the fifth one and on into a television mini-series, so that there would be enough room to, I dunno, tell the whole story. But alas, it seems I am wrong...
o.O

1) um..there are a lot of sequels because there are 7 books. I..don't quite understand your reasoning there.

2) They're long because the books get longer and longer as Harry gets older and such. And how can you complain in one breath that they're too long, and then complain in the same breath that it moved too fast? I don't get that, either.

3) =P Money-making. Come on. They wouldn't make money from a television mini-series. And really, it wouldn't be the same after having four awesome and extremely popular theatrical releases.

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Post by the*blue*girl » Sun May 06, 2007 3:00 pm

soooo.... i heard they're making The Ring 3.
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yeah..... anybody see the point in that?

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Post by Tiff » Sun May 06, 2007 3:05 pm

the*blue*girl wrote:soooo.... i heard they're making The Ring 3.
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yeah..... anybody see the point in that?
Yes.

The Japanese novels that they are based on are a trilogy..meaning there are three of them. Ringu, Spiral (ringu 2), and Loop (ringu 3). So it only makes sense that they're finishing the trilogy.

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Post by Kohdok » Sun May 06, 2007 5:13 pm

Tiff wrote:
Kohdok wrote:Okay, one of the things I don't like there being too many sequels of:

The Harry Potter movies. Okay, I know they're ridiculously popular, and everything, but when the movies get to three or four hours long, it gets a bit hard to bear. The fourth one moved way too quickly for me. I was hoping that they would make the fifth one and on into a television mini-series, so that there would be enough room to, I dunno, tell the whole story. But alas, it seems I am wrong...
o.O

1) um..there are a lot of sequels because there are 7 books. I..don't quite understand your reasoning there.

2) They're long because the books get longer and longer as Harry gets older and such. And how can you complain in one breath that they're too long, and then complain in the same breath that it moved too fast? I don't get that, either.

3) =P Money-making. Come on. They wouldn't make money from a television mini-series. And really, it wouldn't be the same after having four awesome and extremely popular theatrical releases.
1: I know that. My complaint isn't about the fact that there are sequels, just how they're being handled. I confess I didn't write that too well...

2) As for the too fast/ too long, that complaint is easy to explain. Now, they're trying to cram in as many things as possible into the movie, and have to cut out a lot of the book, yet the movie is still about three to four hours long. It seems a bit pointless, to me. They should take their time and allow all the important concepts to appear and not worry about futile time-slashing. Also, by cutting out so much, the movie has to move at an incredible speed. There is little dramatic tension and I didn't enjoy the feeling of being left behind in the plot for three hours. Things such as the introduction of Krum's incredible skill were cut. I'm trying hard to remember a scene that I liked from that movie, but none of them particularly stood out because it was a three-hour cram-fest with too many scenes that were too short to be memorable. Maybe I remember a bit of the dragon, but...

I disliked it a bit more because "Snuffles" didn't even appear...

3: You got me there. DVD sales and merchandising probably wouldn't compare to the money that can be made on movie tickets.
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Post by Queen Of Hearts » Sun May 06, 2007 5:14 pm

Eh, ring wasn't THAT bad. I still wanna know why they are re-making so many old movies now! Batman was good enough now they are making another, The Dark Knight. I didn't think the first one did that good....anyone care to clue me in...O-o;

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Post by the*blue*girl » Sun May 06, 2007 8:41 pm

Tiff wrote:
the*blue*girl wrote:soooo.... i heard they're making The Ring 3.
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yeah..... anybody see the point in that?
Yes.

The Japanese novels that they are based on are a trilogy..meaning there are three of them. Ringu, Spiral (ringu 2), and Loop (ringu 3). So it only makes sense that they're finishing the trilogy.
huh. i never knew it was based off books! i guess that's cool then.

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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Mon May 07, 2007 1:04 am

Tiff wrote:
the*blue*girl wrote:soooo.... i heard they're making The Ring 3.
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yeah..... anybody see the point in that?
Yes.

The Japanese novels that they are based on are a trilogy..meaning there are three of them. Ringu, Spiral (ringu 2), and Loop (ringu 3). So it only makes sense that they're finishing the trilogy.
No it doesn't, given that the first movie was further removed from the books than the original Japanese movie and the second movie was completely original.
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Post by Tiff » Mon May 07, 2007 7:58 am

Jusenkyo no Pikachu wrote:
No it doesn't, given that the first movie was further removed from the books than the original Japanese movie and the second movie was completely original.
Yes, it does.

I never said anything about them being an accurate representation. My reasoning here is that there are three books...which there are. Therefore, three movies. That's it.

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Post by Aya Reiko » Mon May 21, 2007 4:36 am

Heath Ledger as The Joker reveiled

(For ''The Dark Knight'', sequel to ''Batman Begins''.)
You seem like the kind of person who'll lie.
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Post by Queen Of Hearts » Mon May 21, 2007 4:45 pm

Aya Reiko wrote:Heath Ledger as The Joker reveiled

(For ''The Dark Knight'', sequel to ''Batman Begins''.)

That pictures scared the hell oput of me ;_;

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Post by Tyra » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:26 am

I haven't been here in a long time hehe. Time for more sequels lol.


2002: 15 sequels
2003: 17 sequels
2004: 17 sequels *click here for list*
2005: 14 sequels *click here for list*
2006: 17 sequels *click here for list*
2007: 19 sequels *click here for list*


2008: 13 sequels

List of sequels (prequels not included) scheduled to release in 2008:

~April~

25th: Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo

~May~

16th: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
22nd: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

~July~

11th: Hellboy II: The Golden Army
25th: The X Files: I Want to Believe

~August~

1st: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
6th: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
22nd: Hamlet 2

~October~

24th: High School Musical 3: Senior Year
24th: Saw V

~November~

7th: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
26th: Transporter 3

~December~

5th: Punisher: War Zone


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