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2012-04-16 04:26:31 PM

AKTurkey: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 290x400][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x327][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x278]


You forgot the vomit inducing Highlander: The Source

/that one was terrible
 
2012-04-16 04:26:36 PM

akula: What?

Shiatty kids' movie franchises tend to get drawn out ad infinitum because kids will love anything and parents will buy a $9 straight to DVD release for a few hours of quiet?

Say it ain't so...

I'm surprised the Saw movies weren't on the list. Horror movies seem to be right up there with the children's franchises for insane amounts of sequels.


The author was a moron for including any horror movies. It's a staple of the horror movie genre. You make one good movie, see if it's able to grab a large audience, then keep churning out crap until even the most die-hard fans are telling you to stop.
 
2012-04-16 04:32:40 PM
Not only are there 11 Air Buds, I've seen parts of half of them and had a small cousin solemnly try to explain the plots of every single Air Bud movie. Yeah... they have plots. Allegedly

SMALL COUSIN: "So in the next one, Air Bud has puppies, and the puppies are all playing a sport, and they are out of control so they have a babysitter, and then they tie the babysitter up and IT'S HILARIOUS and then they eat a pie!!! Air Bud is kidnapped, and then they go to the movies and eat popcorns... IT'S THE FUNNIEST MOVIE EVER!!!"

ME: "Wow, uh... puppies are cute, hey."

SMALL COUSIN: "I LOVE PUPPIES!"

ME: "That's cool, I'm glad you have a movie series you like."

SMALL COUSIN: "Let's watch the next one! I HAVE THEM ALL ON DVD!!"

Me: [barely able to feign enthusiasm] "Oh... yay"
 
2012-04-16 04:33:30 PM

AKTurkey: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 290x400][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x327][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x278]


Wow, what are those? Fanfic poster mockups?

/obligatory
 
2012-04-16 04:35:58 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Hey. I liked the Bring it On with Hayden whatever-her-last-name-is.


came here to say this...thinking I was the only straight male in the galaxy like this.
 
2012-04-16 04:36:41 PM

kingoomieiii: Doc Daneeka: Umm...

James Bond (24 films)?

Star Trek (11 films)?

I assume they mean series that keep going even though they're terrible. Though if James Bond had ended with Brosnan, it might be on the list.


Pierce Bronsan had one of the more successful Bond runs- It's Jason Bourne movies that changed how super-spy movies are made.

/Loved Casino Royal...HATED Quantum of Solace.
 
2012-04-16 04:38:44 PM
The Land Before Time XIV: The Industrial Revolution.
 
2012-04-16 04:38:46 PM

bobbette: Not only are there 11 Air Buds, I've seen parts of half of them and had a small cousin solemnly try to explain the plots of every single Air Bud movie. Yeah... they have plots. Allegedly

SMALL COUSIN: "So in the next one, Air Bud has puppies, and the puppies are all playing a sport, and they are out of control so they have a babysitter, and then they tie the babysitter up and IT'S HILARIOUS and then they eat a pie!!! Air Bud is kidnapped, and then they go to the movies and eat popcorns... IT'S THE FUNNIEST MOVIE EVER!!!"

ME: "Wow, uh... puppies are cute, hey."

SMALL COUSIN: "I LOVE PUPPIES!"

ME: "That's cool, I'm glad you have a movie series you like."

SMALL COUSIN: "Let's watch the next one! I HAVE THEM ALL ON DVD!!"

Me: [barely able to feign enthusiasm] "Oh... yay"


Good heavens. I wouldn't wish such an excruciating experience on my worst enemy. On second thought....
 
2012-04-16 04:38:57 PM

TheSwissNavy: There's about 9 Ernest (Hey Vern !) movies:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001815/


Yeah, but Earnest is dead. So chances are, they aren't gonna make another one.
/Earnest Goes To Jail was pretty awesome.
 
2012-04-16 04:41:54 PM

neritz: AKTurkey: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 290x400][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x327][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x278]

You forgot the vomit inducing Highlander: The Source

/that one was terrible


The Nostalgia Critic was right: there should have been only one.

However, Highlander doesn't belong on the list for a reason: it's still got fairly widespread appeal. Even if every movie beyond the first sucks, that movie (and the TV series) still get around to enough people that every time someone uses a sword to do something, you can bet the Fark headline will include a reference.

The list, as I understand it (DNRTFA: blocked by WebSense) is for series that kept going on even after fading into obscurity. Highlander, despite the fact that every few years we see yet another theatrical abomination of sufficient wretchedness as would kill any other franchise, somehow refuses to die. You might say it's... (glasses) immortal.

/YEEEEAH.
 
2012-04-16 04:44:06 PM

neritz: AKTurkey: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 290x400][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x327][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x278]

You forgot the vomit inducing Highlander: The Source

/that one was terrible


Yeah, pretty sure there could be only one.

/May need to up the dose on the meds the nice doctor put me on after the last time I experienced "The Sickening"
 
2012-04-16 04:44:27 PM

Snapper Carr: If Zatoichi could read this list he'd be laughing.

26 films (new window)


Let us not forget the el cheapo Maciste (new window) films!
 
2012-04-16 04:46:39 PM
No love for the Dirty Debutantes series?
 
2012-04-16 04:47:28 PM
Glad someone made the Saw mention.
Surprised nobody made the Final Destination mention.
 
2012-04-16 04:50:46 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Hey. I liked the Bring it On with Hayden whatever-her-last-name-is.


Pantilessterror
 
2012-04-16 04:54:50 PM
One of the Bring It On movies was scored by Bear McCreary, the awesome composer whose work also appears on the Walking Dead and all the recent Battlestar Galactica movies. I am a huge enough Bear McCreary fan that I actually watched that one for the roughly four minutes of music that weren't shiatty soundtrack dance music shiat.
 
2012-04-16 04:57:41 PM

Crewmannumber6: I had to endure that hell on earth too. My wife still has the VHS's squrrelled away waiting for the grandkids


Good news! You'll not have to suffer through them again. Your lossy magnetic storage medium is rapidly degrading into a fine mess of hissing static right now. Assuming they're stored upright, in their sleeves and in a humidity and temperature controlled environment, they're only good for about 15 years.
 
2012-04-16 04:59:37 PM

neritz: AKTurkey: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 290x400][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x327][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x278]

You forgot the vomit inducing Highlander: The Source

/that one was terrible


I kind of want to write a shiatty Highlander sequel. You can shove virtually anything in there now. Highlander vs Vampires? Sure. Highlander Goes to hell? Why not?
 
2012-04-16 05:00:55 PM

Shtetl G: Here's what Michael Caine thought of Jaws 4:

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

That quote always cracks me up.


One thing I always liked about Michael Caine is he'd just come out and admit when he was doing a movie for the paycheck.

Sure, Jaws 4 sucked, but I'll bet it paid a lot more than the Woody Allen flick he got an Oscar for.
 
2012-04-16 05:01:45 PM

wippit: Glad someone made the Saw mention.
Surprised nobody made the Final Destination mention.


Thats because some of us love those movies

/except the fourth one. That one can rot in fake 3D hell.
 
2012-04-16 05:05:45 PM

sabreWulf07: Crewmannumber6: I had to endure that hell on earth too. My wife still has the VHS's squrrelled away waiting for the grandkids

Good news! You'll not have to suffer through them again. Your lossy magnetic storage medium is rapidly degrading into a fine mess of hissing static right now. Assuming they're stored upright, in their sleeves and in a humidity and temperature controlled environment, they're only good for about 15 years.


Not necessarily. I've seen VHS tapes from the 70s that looked just fine.

/porn, of course
 
2012-04-16 05:07:16 PM

Dr.Zom: neritz: AKTurkey: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 290x400][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x327][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x278]

You forgot the vomit inducing Highlander: The Source

/that one was terrible

I kind of want to write a shiatty Highlander sequel. You can shove virtually anything in there now. Highlander vs Vampires? Sure.


They already made that.

upload.wikimedia.org

More than once

upload.wikimedia.org

In fact, maybe it should be on this list

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-16 05:13:22 PM
TFA confirms what I already knew. There is way too much crappy children's entertainment.

/would like to see a director's cut of the original Land Before Time
//Spielberg made Don Bluth cut ten minutes of completed footage because it was "too dark"
 
2012-04-16 05:15:59 PM
I do wonder how people actually start watching movies like Air Bud/dies. I think I would only allow my kids to watch something that doesn't look painful.
 
2012-04-16 05:26:00 PM

FeedTheCollapse: I do wonder how people actually start watching movies like Air Bud/dies. I think I would only allow my kids to watch something that doesn't look painful.


The school plays them when recess gets pushed indoors for bad weather. It's the entertainment equivalent of the school lunch being "nutritional" as it's mainly filler and nothing objectionable. Although I think only the lunch has pink slime.
 
2012-04-16 05:27:25 PM

meade2001: Big Black Ass Attack is up to like #48.

/some huge plot holes.
//butt


Funny story.

Friend of mine was once at an establishment where-in adult film stars occasionally frequent. Said this friend to just such an adult film star whilst she was hawking memorabilia post performance. "What questions were left unanswered by Assfarkers #59 that lead you to star in #60?". The young lady's thuggish attache was less than enthused by the comment and verbal threats were issued.

/CSB
 
2012-04-16 05:33:28 PM

FeedTheCollapse: I do wonder how people actually start watching movies like Air Bud/dies. I think I would only allow my kids to watch something that doesn't look painful.


My daughter was obsessed with puppies when she was little. I could buy a Buddies movie and she'd be quiet for an hour and a half. And she'd watch it every day for two weeks. That is 21 hours of peace and quiet for about $10.
 
2012-04-16 05:34:55 PM
I came here to make a joke about Leonards parts 1 through 5 but much to my surprise it's been covered.

/good job
 
2012-04-16 05:37:44 PM

velvet_fog: [www.signis.net image 340x425]

/I keed


best movie poster ever conceived.
 
2012-04-16 05:40:19 PM
What about Backdoor Sluts? I mean, after 9, was there any sense to it continuing?
 
2012-04-16 05:50:43 PM
I would have said Rocky, but he last one (Rocky Balboa) was decent and pulled the franchise back from the depths of Rocky 5.

/Did you hear Sly Stallone caught AIDS? He was in Rocky too.
//If you get that, your a child of the 80's
 
2012-04-16 05:52:17 PM

Millennium: The Nostalgia Critic was right


those are words you don't see together often, especially lately.
 
2012-04-16 05:55:50 PM

MatrixOutsider: Jim from Saint Paul: Hey. I liked the Bring it On with Hayden whatever-her-last-name-is.

Pantilessterror


thecpt: Jim from Saint Paul: Hey. I liked the Bring it On with Hayden whatever-her-last-name-is.

came here to say this...thinking I was the only straight male in the galaxy like this.


Some of my best friends live nextdoor to black people.

Female dick comparing contest (Not half as fun as I made it sound, ye random farkers)
 
2012-04-16 05:56:19 PM

Crewmannumber6: Pentaxian: My daughter went through a phase of watching nothing but "The Land Before Time" videos. What was unusual about that series is that the tenth one is actually a pretty good movie.

I had to endure that hell on earth too. My wife still has the VHS's squrrelled away waiting for the he grandkids


Simple solution, get rid of the VCR.
 
2012-04-16 06:15:54 PM

AKTurkey: Dr.Zom: neritz: AKTurkey: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 290x400][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x327][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x278]

You forgot the vomit inducing Highlander: The Source

/that one was terrible

I kind of want to write a shiatty Highlander sequel. You can shove virtually anything in there now. Highlander vs Vampires? Sure.

They already made that.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x296]

More than once

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x279]

In fact, maybe it should be on this list

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x326]


Blade: Trinity is WAAAAAAAAAAY better if you pretend it's the sequel to Van Wilder.
 
2012-04-16 06:17:33 PM

AKTurkey: Dr.Zom: neritz: AKTurkey: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 290x400][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x327][upload.wikimedia.org image 220x278]

You forgot the vomit inducing Highlander: The Source

/that one was terrible

I kind of want to write a shiatty Highlander sequel. You can shove virtually anything in there now. Highlander vs Vampires? Sure.

They already made that.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x296]

More than once

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x279]

In fact, maybe it should be on this list

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x326]


What was Blade's quip in the first movie? "Some motherfarkers are always trying to skate uphill"? Well,Blade:Trinity is the cinematic result of a studio motherfarker doing precisely that.
 
2012-04-16 06:17:35 PM
It's a good thing they didn't do this with the "Alien" franchise and stopped after the 2nd movie.
 
2012-04-16 06:18:01 PM

swahnhennessy: My daughters recently discovered Air Buddies through a friend whose parents are obviously low class. Now it's all they want to see. Christ, that's some bad entertainment, no matter how old you are.


I have similar issues when my stepsons go to stay at their dad's house for the weekend. The guy has no filter, it's either totally lowbrow stuff(Stupid lowbrow,not 'funny' lowbrow), or crap that's inappropriate for the boys' age group. Example: When they were 4 or 5, they went to Dad's, and I had 3 months of late night shark nightmares to deal with because he let them watch 'Deep Blue Sea', or whatever that genetically engineered shark one was. Worst part is that he would watch the boys once every 6-9 months at that point, so the nightmares were over by the time he actually had to see the boys again...
 
2012-04-16 06:18:34 PM
I liked Jaws 3-D. That's right I said it.

Shut up, I was 12. I saw in the theater, it was AWESOME in 3D!
 
2012-04-16 06:18:45 PM
www.iwatchstuff.com
Let me tell you people one thing. You have not had a really good colonic irrigation, until you've had one while watching that cinematic masterpiece, "Air Bud - Space Buddies". Sure, I know what you're saying, "Dahnkster. WTF?" "I thought strong coffee was the secret to a thorough bowel evacuation." "Who knew that "Air Bud - Space Buddies" would really make the difference!?! You cannot explain that! Thank you Ghost of Walt Disney. Mmmm, now that's a satisfying enema.

This time I get to be the astronaut.
 
2012-04-16 06:25:18 PM
With the recent announcement of Home Alone 5, I think that franchise can be added to this list.
 
2012-04-16 06:28:55 PM

GameSprocket: Yes, that's right, American Pie was too much of a chick-flick for me.


Ali Cobrin made the last one viewable.
/do your own durned gis.
 
2012-04-16 06:29:39 PM
List is missing Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games (soon), The Cutting Edge, Candyman.
 
2012-04-16 06:29:42 PM
Hellraiser should be on the list, esp after that last piece of craptacular suckfest

11 or so now?
 
2012-04-16 06:31:03 PM
23FPB23: What about Backdoor Sluts? I mean, after 9, was there any sense to it continuing?

You should try Fisting Firemen 7
 
2012-04-16 06:35:41 PM

Mikey1969: have similar issues when my stepsons go to stay at their dad's house for the weekend. The guy has no filter, it's either totally lowbrow stuff(Stupid lowbrow,not 'funny' lowbrow), or crap that's inappropriate for the boys' age group. Example: When they were 4 or 5, they went to Dad's, and I had 3 months of late night shark nightmares to deal with because he let them watch 'Deep Blue Sea', or whatever that genetically engineered shark one was.


sounds more like he needs to show the kids better movies. Hell, I watched Predator when I was 4 or 5 and i eventually got over the idea that there is no invisible alien watching me.
 
2012-04-16 06:42:00 PM

Dahnkster: [www.iwatchstuff.com image 450x249]
Let me tell you people one thing. You have not had a really good colonic irrigation, until you've had one while watching that cinematic masterpiece, "Air Bud - Space Buddies". Sure, I know what you're saying, "Dahnkster. WTF?" "I thought strong coffee was the secret to a thorough bowel evacuation." "Who knew that "Air Bud - Space Buddies" would really make the difference!?! You cannot explain that! Thank you Ghost of Walt Disney. Mmmm, now that's a satisfying enema.

This time I get to be the astronaut.


Walt would have been against the endless sequels. When he did The Three Little Pigs, it became his most popular short for some time and the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" became a hit. In an interview, he was asked what was he going to do next with the three little pigs. His response was "nothing. I've done what I wanted to do with them. Now I move on."

/the thought of all those direct-to-video sequels to his animated classics would have made him barf
//RIP you union-busting anti-semite
 
2012-04-16 06:46:48 PM

fusillade762: It's a good thing they didn't do this with the "Alien" franchise and stopped after the 2nd movie.


Although I hear a prequel may be in the works. I'm not sure if it'll ever happen, but check back in mid-June, I should know by then.
 
2012-04-16 06:55:47 PM

Raw_fishFood: To be fair, the first Land Before Time movie js pretty damned good.


Its the only one I accept as actually existing in my dimension
 
2012-04-16 07:11:29 PM
Kids movies shouldn't count, even if they are "bearable" for adults. Kids will and do watch anything, and there's BIG money in that. Anything centered on kids that does good spawns a franchise, independent of what mature society likes.

Whar(some mentioned above, maybe even the article, but I'm establishing a theme):
Starship Troopers (And other sci-fi/ syfy movies like Sharkapotamous IV)
Highlander (arguable, of course, as mentioned, as it had a following, kind of..)
American Pie
Fast and Furious
National Lampoon's (occasionally a hit like Van Wilder , it revived the brand a bit [[/you think you've had that before]])
Nightmare on Friday the 13th
Predator Resurrection (Liked Predators though, AVP's and some of the Alien sequels were complete wtf, both had versions I didn't know about until recently)
Jaws
Meet the Parents - Fock all those Fockers.


etc
Each increasingly more hammy/campy and/or catering to a specific audience, excluding the rest of society that all thought "who would actually pay to see that recycled crap"?

I don't see the hate for reboots, it's another chance for a concept to be celebrated in a new light, but driving the same concept and actors into the ground, and then jumping on it repeatedly...

Was going to include Superman and Star Trek, but the geeks and nerds would have agreed to put my head on a pike as an example.

Similarly, One Trick ponies(not franchises, but the same vibe of "i've seen this before, and am not falling for it again")
Tim Burton (much as I hate to admit it, surreal is cool, until everything is surreal, then it's just as sleep inducing as reality)
M Night Shamalan (however you spell it....What a twist!....*yawn*)
Baysplosions
Lensflare(debatable ...decent movies, but once you've seen lensflare as a signature move, it cannot be unseen)

And as a whole genre:
Crash - Edgy prejudice is Edgy! Quality work and writing, but done, redone, over and over redundant.
 
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