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(Short List)   Well, this is awkward. 10 movies left open for sequels that never happened. With embarrassing video evidence   (shortlist.com) divider line 174
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2013-03-05 09:55:25 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The complete and utter fail involved in putting together a list like this and not including  Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  is awe-inspiring. In some cultures, a mandatory suicide would be necessary and expected.


They tried to make it into a TV series, but only got as far as the pilot which was terrible.

And speaking of TV series, I'm still pissed-off that they canceled Carnivale after just 2 seasons, and left it in a huge cliffhanger at the end of season 2.  Too expensive to produce.  I canceled my HBO subscription right after that.
 
2013-03-05 10:03:12 AM  

SuperChuck: A better list would be movies that left absolutely no opening for a sequel but they went ahead and made one (or more) anyway.


Too many to make a list from. That would be like listing the "best" grains of sand on a beach or the most inane pop songs.
 
2013-03-05 10:04:04 AM  

dittybopper: Pocket Ninja: The complete and utter fail involved in putting together a list like this and not including  Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  is awe-inspiring. In some cultures, a mandatory suicide would be necessary and expected.

Agreed, but they get points for including the 1998 Godzilla.


Uh, no.  Just, no.  That was an offense to humanity that Hollywood should've been nuked from orbit for...repeatedly.
 
2013-03-05 10:06:33 AM  

LDM90: I like to pretend sequels I didn't like never got made. Aren't I hilarious and original?


www.holdinoutforahero.org
 
2013-03-05 10:06:40 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: ProdigalSigh: Pocket Ninja: The complete and utter fail involved in putting together a list like this and not including  Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  is awe-inspiring. In some cultures, a mandatory suicide would be necessary and expected.

It always seemed to me that Remo Williams was meant to be the precursor for a TV show, not a movie series.

Now I need to watch Buckaroo Banzai again.

Just in case you didn't know, there was a Remo Williams TV show, with Malcolm McDowell as Chiun. It sucked.


Has McDowell ever been in a decent movie or TV show outside of his one hit movie?  (please overlook his very good voice over career)
 
2013-03-05 10:07:48 AM  

thecpt: Also, beerfest


Yep. Still waiting for Broken Lizard and Willie Nelson in "Potfest."
 
2013-03-05 10:08:40 AM  
Skyline
 
2013-03-05 10:09:15 AM  

Joe Peanut: Pocket Ninja: The complete and utter fail involved in putting together a list like this and not including  Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  is awe-inspiring. In some cultures, a mandatory suicide would be necessary and expected.

They tried to make it into a TV series, but only got as far as the pilot which was terrible.

And speaking of TV series, I'm still pissed-off that they canceled Carnivale after just 2 seasons, and left it in a huge cliffhanger at the end of season 2.  Too expensive to produce.  I canceled my HBO subscription right after that.


HBO hacked Carnivale's budget in season 2. So suddenly it was "too expensive" and the circus freaks' roles and lines had to be cut down to save money. HBO did not treat that series well.
 
2013-03-05 10:16:15 AM  

Mentat: Skyline


I hated that movie so much I wished for anyone that might even mention it to get a kick in the balls so that its very existence can be wiped from the face of the earth.
 
2013-03-05 10:16:35 AM  

UKCoolCat: Flint Ironstag: FTA:   'The Underminder'

'Underminder'? Really? He's dressed as a miner. He came from underground. IMDB credits him as the Underminer. Which is a play on 'undermine'.  But you think he was called The Underminder?

And that wasn't a setup for a sequel. It was just showing that life went on and the Incredibles were now a team.

Agree 100%.  Could not have ended it any better.


The "Rise of the Underminer" sequel was the video game.
 
2013-03-05 10:17:28 AM  
FAIL.

Buckaroo Banzai was never meant to have a sequel, it was just a tongue in cheek nod to the audience.
The crew barely managed to get the movie made due to how zany (yet awesome) it was. The studio financed more as a "y'know, what? Go away".

That and so they could repackage some of its elements as a fancier product in Back to the Future... C'mon, you thought we'd never notice?
 
2013-03-05 10:19:29 AM  
More list failure without:

d2oz5j6ef5tbf6.cloudfront.net
 
2013-03-05 10:20:39 AM  

verbaltoxin: Joe Peanut: Pocket Ninja: The complete and utter fail involved in putting together a list like this and not including  Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  is awe-inspiring. In some cultures, a mandatory suicide would be necessary and expected.

They tried to make it into a TV series, but only got as far as the pilot which was terrible.

And speaking of TV series, I'm still pissed-off that they canceled Carnivale after just 2 seasons, and left it in a huge cliffhanger at the end of season 2.  Too expensive to produce.  I canceled my HBO subscription right after that.

HBO hacked Carnivale's budget in season 2. So suddenly it was "too expensive" and the circus freaks' roles and lines had to be cut down to save money. HBO did not treat that series well.


They did the same thing to Deadwood. Kept saying they were producing 2 feature-length movies to properly conclude the series but they never happened.
 
2013-03-05 10:21:09 AM  

Saiga410: Has McDowell ever been in a decent movie or TV show outside of his one hit movie?


Saiga410: Tyrone Slothrop: ProdigalSigh: Pocket Ninja: The complete and utter fail involved in putting together a list like this and not including  Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  is awe-inspiring. In some cultures, a mandatory suicide would be necessary and expected.

It always seemed to me that Remo Williams was meant to be the precursor for a TV show, not a movie series.

Now I need to watch Buckaroo Banzai again.

Just in case you didn't know, there was a Remo Williams TV show, with Malcolm McDowell as Chiun. It sucked.

Has McDowell ever been in a decent movie or TV show outside of his one hit movie?  (please overlook his very good voice over career)


I don't know which "one hit movie" you're talking about, so I'll mention A Clockwork Orange and 2007's Halloween. He was also in Tank Girl, Caligula, Milk Money, The Player and Blue Thunder, but those aren't hits (maybe Tank Girl for the cult status?), or his roles aren't that big (I haven't seen any of those latter films save for Tank Girl).
 
2013-03-05 10:34:02 AM  

Teambaylagoon: Oh Golden Compass... oh you had so much promise..


My wife read the books and said they were good, but that movie was terrible. It felt like tried to mash way too much stuff into it, it just kept jumping from place to place, scene to scene, long before you had a chance to any attachment to the characters or their plight.
 
2013-03-05 10:35:21 AM  

give me doughnuts: More list failure without:



Glad somebody covered this.

Still waiting for Tourista...
 
2013-03-05 10:39:57 AM  

Rwa2play: dittybopper: Pocket Ninja: The complete and utter fail involved in putting together a list like this and not including  Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  is awe-inspiring. In some cultures, a mandatory suicide would be necessary and expected.

Agreed, but they get points for including the 1998 Godzilla.

Uh, no.  Just, no.  That was an offense to humanity that Hollywood should've been nuked from orbit for...repeatedly.


The only thing wrong with that movie is that it has the name "Godzilla".

Let me sort of step that back:  It's not Oscar material, obviously, but then most movies with giant monsters aren't.  It is a very respectable giant monster movie, however.

The problem is that it was named "Godzilla".   Had it been named something like "The Monster That Ate New York", or whatever, it wouldn't have been hated by fans of Gojira (of which I am one, and have been since I was 6 years old).

The acting and story was better than 90% of the Japanese films, the special effects were better, the actual science in the movie was better than any Japanese Godzilla film including the original, the motivations of the monster were better set forth ("He's not some monster trying to evade you. He's just an animal. If you find what he wants, then he'll come to you."), and the offspring were very dangerous and not some attempt to be "cute" like Minilla.

I'm a big fan of Gojira/Godzilla, and honestly, while I don't care that much for the design of the creature in the 1998 film, it is a decent enough take on the traditional (and biomechanically wrong) design of Gojira.  I would have liked a more Millenium series look to him, but I can live with Zilla.
 
2013-03-05 10:41:16 AM  

give me doughnuts: More list failure without:


Came here for that. Well done.

/Palmer? Palmer? How is the old sot?
 
2013-03-05 10:41:39 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Saiga410: Has McDowell ever been in a decent movie or TV show outside of his one hit movie?

Saiga410: Tyrone Slothrop: ProdigalSigh: Pocket Ninja: The complete and utter fail involved in putting together a list like this and not including  Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  is awe-inspiring. In some cultures, a mandatory suicide would be necessary and expected.

It always seemed to me that Remo Williams was meant to be the precursor for a TV show, not a movie series.

Now I need to watch Buckaroo Banzai again.

Just in case you didn't know, there was a Remo Williams TV show, with Malcolm McDowell as Chiun. It sucked.

Has McDowell ever been in a decent movie or TV show outside of his one hit movie?  (please overlook his very good voice over career)

I don't know which "one hit movie" you're talking about, so I'll mention A Clockwork Orange and 2007's Halloween. He was also in Tank Girl, Caligula, Milk Money, The Player and Blue Thunder, but those aren't hits (maybe Tank Girl for the cult status?), or his roles aren't that big (I haven't seen any of those latter films save for Tank Girl).


He was the star of Caligula.

If you see it, make sure to watch the unrated version.
 
2013-03-05 10:49:46 AM  
Airplane III:  "That's exactly what they'll be expecting us to do!"
 
2013-03-05 10:52:02 AM  

ThisSideofSteinway: Super Mario Bros. should win the retrospective awkwardness award not only for the hanging sequel thread, but for this now slightly uncomfortable shot.


This one makes me more uncomfortable.

m5.paperblog.com

Everyone do the dinosaur indeed *shudders*
 
2013-03-05 10:56:44 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Saiga410: Has McDowell ever been in a decent movie or TV show outside of his one hit movie?

Saiga410: Tyrone Slothrop: ProdigalSigh: Pocket Ninja: The complete and utter fail involved in putting together a list like this and not including  Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  is awe-inspiring. In some cultures, a mandatory suicide would be necessary and expected.

It always seemed to me that Remo Williams was meant to be the precursor for a TV show, not a movie series.

Now I need to watch Buckaroo Banzai again.

Just in case you didn't know, there was a Remo Williams TV show, with Malcolm McDowell as Chiun. It sucked.

Has McDowell ever been in a decent movie or TV show outside of his one hit movie?  (please overlook his very good voice over career)

I don't know which "one hit movie" you're talking about, so I'll mention A Clockwork Orange and 2007's Halloween. He was also in Tank Girl, Caligula, Milk Money, The Player and Blue Thunder, but those aren't hits (maybe Tank Girl for the cult status?), or his roles aren't that big (I haven't seen any of those latter films save for Tank Girl).


Roddy McDowall played Chiun in the TV show, not Malcolm McDowell.

You get no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
 
2013-03-05 10:58:04 AM  
Flash Gordon.

?
 
2013-03-05 11:04:04 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Mentat: Skyline

I hated that movie so much I wished for anyone that might even mention it to get a kick in the balls so that its very existence can be wiped from the face of the earth.


Yeah, I watched it the other day and by the end, I was ready to kick myself in the balls.
 
2013-03-05 11:04:15 AM  

Losac: verbaltoxin: Joe Peanut: Pocket Ninja: The complete and utter fail involved in putting together a list like this and not including  Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  is awe-inspiring. In some cultures, a mandatory suicide would be necessary and expected.

They tried to make it into a TV series, but only got as far as the pilot which was terrible.

And speaking of TV series, I'm still pissed-off that they canceled Carnivale after just 2 seasons, and left it in a huge cliffhanger at the end of season 2.  Too expensive to produce.  I canceled my HBO subscription right after that.

HBO hacked Carnivale's budget in season 2. So suddenly it was "too expensive" and the circus freaks' roles and lines had to be cut down to save money. HBO did not treat that series well.

They did the same thing to Deadwood. Kept saying they were producing 2 feature-length movies to properly conclude the series but they never happened.


Lodz' whole arc was changed because of HBO's redheaded stepchild treatment. He was supposed to live and be aligned with Brother Justin in secret, but they killed him and made him a phantom instead.

There's a recent AV Club interview with the showrunner. I suggest giving it a read. He spilled all the secrets on what was to happen in the show.
 
2013-03-05 11:07:22 AM  

dittybopper: khitsicker: its a real shame that there were never and sequels to The Matrix. I always thought that after Neo becomming The One and people still trapped in the matrix that there was more story to tell.

I feel the same way about Highlander.

/There can be only one.


Highlander ended appropriately. Connor MacLeod was the last living Immortal, and he claimed the Prize, became mortal and was able to father children. The story was finished at that time, which is why no sequels were ever created.
 
2013-03-05 11:09:18 AM  

exparrot: Roddy McDowall played Chiun in the TV show, not Malcolm McDowell.


I'm not familiar with the source material (Roddy Piper in the Remy Williams: Man of Action TV programme), but I took exception to someone saying that Malcolm McDowell hasn't done anything good.

I, for one, loved him as Dr. Loomis.

// in the words of Homily Nutella: "Never mind"
 
2013-03-05 11:11:10 AM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: ThisSideofSteinway: Super Mario Bros. should win the retrospective awkwardness award not only for the hanging sequel thread, but for this now slightly uncomfortable shot.

This one makes me more uncomfortable.

[m5.paperblog.com image 475x270]

Everyone do the dinosaur indeed *shudders*


Oh, come on - all you need is a little Pabst Blue Ribbon!

/few moments away from throwing up in my mouth a little
 
2013-03-05 11:26:31 AM  

Mentat: Yeah, I watched it the other day and by the end, I was ready to kick myself in the balls.


I got it from redbox, so when I returned it I included a burned copy of Looper, so perhaps maybe somewhere someone's time isn't fully waste
 
2013-03-05 11:27:25 AM  
Still waiting on History of the World pt 2
 
2013-03-05 11:28:58 AM  
i.imgur.com
Oh hai guys.
 
2013-03-05 11:44:14 AM  

skilbride: <img src="[collider.com image 600x891] "


I'll see your Jumper and raise you:

t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-05 11:46:59 AM  

Boeheimian Rhapsody: I'll see your Jumper and raise you:


I feel guilty admitting this I know, but I actually enjoyed that movie
 
2013-03-05 11:49:06 AM  
A lot of those on the list have little to do with "SEQUEL" and more to do with "Bad end". Night of the Creeps and Stay Alive, for instance. The point is to end with "oh sure, this was a temporary victory, but now everyone is BONED". The Godzilla one is bunk too; it's a common monster movie trope to have "and the egg hatches" or implication it's not over.

And the Incredibles ending was handled in a video game.

So, FAIL list.
 
2013-03-05 12:03:27 PM  

Teambaylagoon: Oh Golden Compass... oh you had so much promise..

 
2013-03-05 12:05:32 PM  

Funbags: [i.imgur.com image 850x680]
Oh hai guys.


That one falls in with A Series of Unfortunate Events as franchise starters whose wheels fell off. Outside Batman and Superman DC heroes really seem to struggle to find footing with mainstream movie audiences. It's a shame since this lack of a movie DC universe is killing my hope of someday seeing an Ambush Bug movie.
 
2013-03-05 12:06:20 PM  
Wincing as I type this: the Tim Burton "Planet of the Apes" remake's 'shocker ending' pretty much opened a sequel door nobody wanted to walk through.

/God, that was awful.
 
2013-03-05 12:06:31 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Boeheimian Rhapsody: I'll see your Jumper and raise you:

I feel guilty admitting this I know, but I actually enjoyed that movie


You shouldn't. I enjoyed the hell out of that movie.
 
2013-03-05 12:07:46 PM  

dennerman: Teambaylagoon: Oh Golden Compass... oh you had so much promise..

My wife read the books and said they were good, but that movie was terrible. It felt like tried to mash way too much stuff into it, it just kept jumping from place to place, scene to scene, long before you had a chance to any attachment to the characters or their plight.


Yup, I loved the books but the movie was a steaming pile.  Plus they give away plot points from the 2nd and 3rd books in the 1st movie.  I didn't even get around to finishing the movie it was such a disappointment. :(
 
2013-03-05 12:14:31 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-05 12:23:19 PM  
I saw Watcher in the Woods for the first time, and not only is there a wide door open for a sequel, the movie hardly even has an ending.
 
2013-03-05 12:28:09 PM  
d2oz5j6ef5tbf6.cloudfront.net

Would've been nice if they could've shown more adventures with this character...
 
2013-03-05 12:30:17 PM  
i.imgur.com
Wow, they got THE Ronald McDonald to cameo
 
2013-03-05 12:44:41 PM  
I believe The Incredibles 2 is actually in the works. Plus wasn't Buckaroo Bonzai an accompanying piece to another movie?
 
2013-03-05 12:46:10 PM  
miscreant: Putting in setups for sequels to horror movies also don't count in my book. Horror movies almost always leave the possibility of a sequel open.

That's not the only reason for the open endings.  The nature of the genre is that there is no pat happy ending.  It's scarier if the threat is still out there.

/Didn't really expect a sequel to Stay Alive, because there really wasn't a way they could develop the story more.
//There was supposed to be a The Ring 3 but that never went through.  Frankly they should have left it as a stand-alone.
 
2013-03-05 12:49:46 PM  

Garko: Sword & The Sorcerer?

[www.containsmoderateperil.com image 489x135]


Came here to say this, but apparently they finally got around to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_an_Ancient_Empire
 
2013-03-05 12:50:14 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I believe The Incredibles 2 is actually in the works. Plus wasn't Buckaroo Bonzai an accompanying piece to another movie?


Yes, the article quotes Brad Bird as saying that they'll make a sequel to "The Incredibles" when they feel like they have a good enough script.

And no, "Buckaroo Banzai" had no connections to any other movie.

On the subject of "Buckaroo Banzai"...I don't know how I feel about that movie. It's hard to sit through. I can't watch it all the way through (I have once or twice). But at the same time, it has so much style, and so many great (and weird) lines, that I still think of it as a good movie. Or at least, a really interesting failure.
 
2013-03-05 12:54:32 PM  
How the hell has no one mentioned Malcolm McDowell in Star Trak Generations?
 
2013-03-05 12:54:32 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-05 12:59:43 PM  
Where is Highlander?
 
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