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Post by NameGoesHere » Sat Oct 02, 2004 3:59 pm

ParaKiss_Groupie wrote:But why make several posts saying again and again that you don't like sequels?
A sequel post to complain about sequels. Rather redundant, no?

A sequel post to complain about sequels. Rather redundant, no?

A sequel post to complain about sequels. Rather redundant, no?

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Post by RAPTOR948 » Sat Oct 02, 2004 5:37 pm

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ParaKiss_Groupie wrote:But why make several posts saying again and again that you don't like sequels?
A sequel post to complain about sequels. Rather redundant, no?

A sequel post to complain about sequels. Rather redundant, no?

A sequel post to complain about sequels. Rather redundant, no?

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lol lol lol lol thats funny ^_^ but the sequels explain another chapter of a story, like in SM, if there was only one episode, you would never know if there were more Senshi, and in any comic book, if there was only one issue, you'd never know what happens next. the whole world runs on sequels, feel thankful for all the sequels that are comming out, as they show a character evolve, just like how prequels shows how a character started. in episode 4 of Star Wars, Luke was rollin off the bat, but we wanted to know who his parents were, after episode 5, we found out who his father is, and in episode 6, we saw what defined him different from his father. in episodes 1&2, we saw Anakin, Lukes father, evolve from a child who can ride podracers with great skill, to a young Jedi Padawan, and in episode 3, we'll see him become *imperial music fades in* DARTH VADER! *imperial march theme blares loudly* the whole media runs on sequels, weather you beleive it or not.
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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:18 am

Not usually. Most movies are complete stories.

The Land Before Time told a complete story. But we now have a deluge of sequels.

The Neverending Story was complete, with Bastian bringing Fantasia back (although the film never actually tells us how). However, we got The Neverending Story II (which expanded a smaller event from the book) and The Neverending Story III (which is a completely different and utterly unnecessary movie).

In the book [spoiler]Bastian creates Fantasia through his imagination, but is forced by AURYN to lose all his memories in the process[/spoiler]

Sequels are therefore the studio equivalent of The Olsen Twins--ignore them all you want, but there's still enbough of an audience for them to stay around.
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Post by crazydiamond » Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:18 pm

There's gonna be a Bambi 2. How horrible is that? It's about Bambi bein' an angsty teenager when his father (the Prince of the Forest) finds a new mate. Let's not mention that nothing like this happened in the book, okay? Let's also not mention that deer aren't exclusive anyway.
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Post by Akarui Kibuno » Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:03 pm

crazydiamond wrote:There's gonna be a Bambi 2. How horrible is that? It's about Bambi bein' an angsty teenager when his father (the Prince of the Forest) finds a new mate. Let's not mention that nothing like this happened in the book, okay? Let's also not mention that deer aren't exclusive anyway.
Now THAT's a disturbing thought for a sequel.

o.O;;;; is Bambi going to wear earrings ? Or boots o.O;;;;; ? Or smoke crack ?

Huh, sorry for those, lol, but I just loved Bambi as it was lol.
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Post by Artemis » Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:07 pm

Akarui Kibuno wrote:o.O;;;; is Bambi going to wear earrings ? Or boots o.O;;;;; ? Or smoke crack ?
XD That just made me burst out laughing.
But...a Bambi sequel??? WTF?? -.-;
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Post by Tiff » Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:56 pm

crazydiamond wrote:There's gonna be a Bambi 2. How horrible is that? It's about Bambi bein' an angsty teenager when his father (the Prince of the Forest) finds a new mate. Let's not mention that nothing like this happened in the book, okay? Let's also not mention that deer aren't exclusive anyway.
Where is your source on this? o__O;

EDIT: never mind, found it. Dear...God.

*shudders*

Btw, it's more of a "midquel"....it says on the site I went to that it takes place in the middle of the first movie...which makes sense, becuase he's an adult by the end of it =P
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Post by Dinozore » Sun Oct 03, 2004 7:28 pm

Jusenkyo no Pikachu wrote:The Land Before Time told a complete story. But we now have a deluge of sequels.
I liked the first couple of sequels, personally, but there are way too many.
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Post by RAPTOR948 » Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:02 pm

you made a good point on TLBT, the original was a whole story, and didnt need sequels, as it was good and solid, but after a platoon of sequels, it's about as annoying as a pirate prancing around in a ninja convention.
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Post by Tiff » Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:04 pm

RAPTOR948 wrote:you made a good point on TLBT, the original was a whole story, and didnt need sequels, as it was good and solid, but after a platoon of sequels, it's about as annoying as a pirate prancing around in a ninja convention.
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Post by RAPTOR948 » Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:18 pm

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RAPTOR948 wrote:you made a good point on TLBT, the original was a whole story, and didnt need sequels, as it was good and solid, but after a platoon of sequels, it's about as annoying as a pirate prancing around in a ninja convention.
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Post by Liddy » Mon Oct 04, 2004 10:43 pm

Excuse my randomness ^^.....Awww, I remember the Land Before Time movies, Ducky was so cute.

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Post by crazydiamond » Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:47 pm

Btw, it's more of a "midquel"....it says on the site I went to that it takes place in the middle of the first movie...which makes sense, becuase he's an adult by the end of it =P
I mentioned that the first time I typed up my post, but wasn't sure if I was right or not, so I took it out, since I was going off the top of my head. That's why there wasn't a source. It was just something I kinda remembered, and thought maybe some people would like to know. Btw, where did you find it? I found mine because on another message board I hang out at, someone posted a site with a list of all the new animated movies/shows that were coming out. I can't remember the name of the page, tho.
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Post by Tiff » Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:10 pm

crazydiamond wrote: I mentioned that the first time I typed up my post, but wasn't sure if I was right or not, so I took it out, since I was going off the top of my head. That's why there wasn't a source. It was just something I kinda remembered, and thought maybe some people would like to know. Btw, where did you find it? I found mine because on another message board I hang out at, someone posted a site with a list of all the new animated movies/shows that were coming out. I can't remember the name of the page, tho.
*Shrug* I just typed in for a search on google. I don't remember the exact site.

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Post by Tyra » Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:27 am

It's not really 'cos I hate sequels some of them are good, some of them aren't. I just like checking how many sequels do hollywood make every year.

So time to look at 2005....


Total: 14 sequels


~February~

18th: The Son of the Mask

~March~

4th: Be Cool
18th: The Ring Two
24th: Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

~April~

13th: State Property 2: Philly Streets
29th: XXX: State of the Union

~May~

19th: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

~July~

22nd: The Devil's Rejects

~August~

12th: Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

~September~

2nd: The Transporter 2

~October~

28th: Saw 2
28th: The Legend of Zorro

~November~

18th: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

~December~

21st: Cheaper by the Dozen 2
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Post by yoshmaster5 » Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:33 pm

19th: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
*prepares for the worst Star Wars movie yet* why did George Lucas focus on Special Effects and leave the plot up to what it seems like a toddler? his first 3 were so good... now he has gone evil.
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Post by Tiff » Fri Dec 31, 2004 5:16 pm

Tyra wrote: ~November~

18th: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
O_O

*Explodes with glee*Wow, I didn't expect it to be done so soon.

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Post by Akarui Kibuno » Sat Jan 01, 2005 11:38 am

Now Harry Potter is something I'm soooooo looking forward too... also, the sixth book, said to come out 16th July or something ?

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Post by KoiNoVash » Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:49 pm

I am definitly going to see Harry Potter and Star Wars. I figure I have a commitment with Star Wars, I've seen the other 5 so I might as well see episode III.
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Post by Artemis » Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:25 pm

Goblet of Fire coming out=extreme happiness from Artemis-chan. XD I'll probably hate Star Wars 3, but I'll see it anyway. ^^;;
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