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Offline Ah.hell

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Sequels made long after the original
« on: January 23, 2017, 02:31:27 PM »
Have there ever been any that were good?  I'll set the limit at 10 years.  Has there ever been sequel made 10 years or more after the original that was good?

The Color of Money was ok, but it was barely a sequel. 

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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 02:46:06 PM »
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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 11:23:40 PM »
Godfather 3
The Two Jakes
Mad Max The fury road
Clerks 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 11:56:47 PM »
Finding Dory

Star Trek the Motion Picture, if that counts.



Maybe figuring out the worst example would be easier.
I nominate American Werewolf in Paris
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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 11:58:19 PM »
Are we limited to TV and movies? There are some long-after book series (Foundation, for example) that could be discussed.
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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 09:23:06 AM »
Finding Dory

Star Trek the Motion Picture, if that counts.
Doesn't count but only because it wasn't any good :P

Godfather 3
The Two Jakes
Mad Max The fury road
Clerks 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


I have high hopes for Twin Peaks
I would debate most of those but....I'll let them count.

I was thinking movies but sure, why not books.


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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2017, 09:59:59 AM »
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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2017, 10:02:37 AM »
The thing about books, I can't think of many sequels that really sucked compared to the first in the way that so often happens with film.  I also rarely read books that have been recently released, so I not generally aware of the time elapsed between the books. 

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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2017, 11:31:43 AM »
Mad Max, Fury Road for sure....it's the best of all the films.

Amen Lubb....".American Werewolf in London" is a f#cking masterpiece.  "....Paris" is a muddled disaster.
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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2017, 12:10:05 PM »
Mad Max, Fury Road for sure....it's the best of all the films.

Amen Lubb....".American Werewolf in London" is a f#cking masterpiece.  "....Paris" is a muddled disaster.
Definitely seems like one of those cases where someone read a script and said, "this is kind of like that old movie, what was it, "A werewolf in Edinborough?, no, An American werewolf in london!"  "We'll call this one an American Werefolf in Paris!"  "Genius!"

As I recall the Paris version was pretty straight forward action/horror without the surreal humor of the main characters dead friend.   

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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 01:50:02 PM »
Mad Max, Fury Road for sure....it's the best of all the films.


+1

But also:

Toy Story 3
Silence of the Lambs (people forget - both the book and movie is a sequel of sorts)
The Dark Tower - The Drawing of the Three
The Harry Potter Series.
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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 01:55:39 PM »
I may be alone in thinking that Mad Max 2 is clearly the best of the Mad Max movies.

I'm not sure I'd count the Harry Potter series, was there a 10 year gap in their publication or filming?

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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2017, 01:58:01 PM »
I may be alone in thinking that Mad Max 2 is clearly the best of the Mad Max movies.

I'm not sure I'd count the Harry Potter series, was there a 10 year gap in their publication or filming?

I have a large autographed, framed photograph of Mel Gibson and Vernon Wells ("Wez" the guy with the red Mohawk) that's been on prominent display in whatever room I watch movies since 1996, when I had it signed.  "The Road Warrior" was the film I would declare as "my favorite action movie" to anyone that would ask when I worked in a video store for many years.

Fury Road is better than Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.

It's the single greatest film about turning left, then making a u turn that has,  or ever will,  be made.
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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2017, 02:12:28 PM »
I'm not sure I'd count the Harry Potter series, was there a 10 year gap in their publication or filming?

Exactly 10.   >:D 
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Re: Sequels made long after the original
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2017, 04:45:39 PM »
Finding Dory

Star Trek the Motion Picture, if that counts.
Doesn't count but only because it wasn't any good :P

Godfather 3
The Two Jakes
Mad Max The fury road
Clerks 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


I have high hopes for Twin Peaks
I would debate most of those but....I'll let them count.

I was thinking movies but sure, why not books.

Oh I see its only stuff that YOU think is good, yea that will be harder, I love every film I listed including Star Trek the Motion Picture.
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