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Title: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Deus Siddis on January 10, 2006, 04:53:01 pm
1) What SciFi movie or series of movies, do you think most needed a sequel, but never got one?

2) What SciFi movie sequel (or sequels inside of the same series,) do you most want to erase from existence?


Title: Re: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Draxas on January 10, 2006, 06:18:28 pm
Hmm, maybe it's not fair to say this, since I skipped seeing Episode 3, but...

Star Wars

and

Star Wars


Title: Re: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on January 11, 2006, 02:24:47 pm
amen to that


Title: Re: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Halleck on January 11, 2006, 02:34:02 pm
what he said (and I did see episode 3)...

also, The Matrix would have been 1x101000000000 times better without those craptastic sequels.

As for movies that should have sequels/continuations? Hm...
Firefly/Serenity, anyone?


Title: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Deus Siddis on January 11, 2006, 03:37:29 pm
"what he said (and I did see episode 3)..."

I'm sorry, but this thread is about sequels, not prequels, so you are all disqualified. :)

About the Star Wars prequels though, they're not that bad if you only look at episodes 1-4 (and kill Jar, or course.) You may ask "why would we only look at those four episodes?" The reason is, those are the only episodes directed by Lucas, and the only epidodes where he worked on the screenplays. And they all have a similar style, even though episode 4 is so many years apart from the rest. So basically, what you like about star wars is a combination of Lucas' vision, executed by a couple different directors and screen play writers.

But I can understand your pain at seeing good series' go bad. To protect my favorite movies from the horrible sequels that usually follow, I just remove their existences from my memory.

"The Matrix would have been 1x101000000000 times better without those craptastic sequels."

I'm afraid you are mistaken, there never were any sequels to the Matrix, at least not to my recollection. ;)


Anyway, if I could erase a sequel from existence, it would be any sequel to the Terminator series, assuming it was not directed by cameron. Of course, I don't recall there ever being one. . .?


Title: Re: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Halleck on January 11, 2006, 03:47:58 pm
Hehe.

As to star wars: I disagree that only seeing ep. 1-4 would make the series good.
The fact remains that ep. 1-3 are bad movies. This is not the case with eps. 4-6, which are epic, cheeky, and fun.

4-6 weren't afraid to indulge themselves in the over-the-top styles of old-time science fiction serials. 1-3, however, wallow in high-school level melodrama and poor acting. There is an enormous difference.


Title: Re: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Megagun on January 11, 2006, 06:48:54 pm
As for movies that should have sequels/continuations? Hm...
Firefly/Serenity, anyone?
Ramen to that!

Some IRC buddies told me that Firefly was awesome, I downloaded the pilot, loved it, wanted more and screamed as my internet connection went down a few days (read: not able to download any more)... I've been wanting to get the DVD of the series myself, but...

As to star wars: I disagree that only seeing ep. 1-4 would make the series good.
The fact remains that ep. 1-3 are bad movies. This is not the case with eps. 4-6, which are epic, cheeky, and fun.

4-6 weren't afraid to indulge themselves in the over-the-top styles of old-time science fiction serials. 1-3, however, wallow in high-school level melodrama and poor acting. There is an enormous difference.
Ramen to that, too!


Title: Re: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Elerium on January 11, 2006, 07:46:59 pm
Uhhh Starship Troopers 2.


Title: Re: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on January 12, 2006, 01:55:15 am
Hmm. Star Wars IV.
I loved the movie, but the acting and
props and stuff were SOOOO over the top.
I guess maybe that is why I like it. Good,
silly fun. Let's rescuse a princess from a castle....
in space! Probably the only good movie Lucas ever did.


Title: Re: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Arne on January 14, 2006, 09:18:04 am
Well, the pre/se-quels I don't like are probably easy to guess, it's just the usual.

I'd really like to see a sequel to MoonTrap, an old B movie about 14,000 year old robots on the moon. I'm working on my own fan sequel called Venus Trap, which is on Venus instead.

Virus could be interesting, maybe the robots took over more than just the ship?

I always enjoy the Alien movies, but the first and second are definately the best, I could do without the others as I don't think they added anything interesting.

Metropolis... I doubt they could do it justice though. It's definately an untapped scifi genre.


Title: Re: Most Wanted and Hated SciFi Movie Sequels
Post by: Halleck on January 14, 2006, 12:53:07 pm
Metropolis... I doubt they could do it justice though. It's definitely an untapped scifi genre.
I agree. The dystopian thing has been done... but the whole theme of the underclass rising up against their superiors in a sci-fi setting is certainly untapped.

Come to think of it, that's actually the backstory for Project Aqua (http://www.aethr.net/pa/). I don't know if metropolis was a conscious influence on it or not, but I guess we are tapping into that genre.  ;D