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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 01:07:40 PM

Blue_Blazer: How the hell has no one mentioned Malcolm McDowell in Star Trak Generations?


We prefer to forget that exists
 
2013-03-05 01:08:04 PM

dittybopper: 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.


Yeah, had that been named "Cloverfield" then...I wouldn't be so adamantly against it and enjoyed it as a monster movie.
 
2013-03-05 01:11:17 PM

Richelieu: List fails without The Last Starfighter.


First thing that popped in my head.
 
2013-03-05 01:12:05 PM
Sword of Doom  1966
Ended right in the middle of damn sword fight! Was supposed to be a trilogy.
 
2013-03-05 01:12:23 PM

DaWormyPimpsta: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x330]


BBC needs to do this as a series.
 
2013-03-05 01:17:34 PM

JNowe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_an_Ancient_Empire


Are there tons of gratuitous boobs in this one also?
 
2013-03-05 01:21:24 PM
Go ahead and tack on (although I am certainly not complaining much since these weren't great films to begin with) Jumper, Push and Eragon.

Oh, also (obligatory sequel that got made, I didn't like and thus it does not exist comment), I mean, that would have been amazing right? Thank god that never got made.
 
2013-03-05 01:24:07 PM
he is on record as saying he'll only do another one if it "is as good or better than the original" and he feels he hasn't had the time to come up with a strong enough story yet.

I really wish people did this more often.
 
2013-03-05 01:24:41 PM

Richelieu: List fails without The Last Starfighter.


Also Flash Gordon
 
2013-03-05 01:30:09 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


I enjoy both of those, in the way that if I come across them while flipping channels, I'll stop and watch to the end.
 
2013-03-05 01:30:37 PM
I remember when I saw Escape from LA in the movies, at the end it said Join us next year for Escape from Mars. That never happened and it was removed from the movie.
 
2013-03-05 01:40:58 PM

JohnnyAqua: I remember when I saw Escape from LA in the movies, at the end it said Join us next year for Escape from Mars. That never happened and it was removed from the movie.


Instead it became "Ghosts of Mars." *Shudder*
 
2013-03-05 01:41:05 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


Don't feel guilty. I liked it too.

Interesting take on a super hero movie, and there was a lot more story to tell.

wholedamnshow: 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.


Me too. Much better than that piece of crap Jumper movie.
 
2013-03-05 01:44:43 PM

rocky_howard: 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?


you're the FAIL. They had every plan for a SQL, but the rights were bought by someone who hated the franchise and shut it down.Since then, the rights are an absolute legal morass.

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/08/15/buckaroo-banzai-anniversary-seq ue l-trivia-director-interview/
 
2013-03-05 02:11:32 PM

verbaltoxin: JNowe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_an_Ancient_Empire

Are there tons of gratuitous boobs in this one also?


Haven't seen it.  I went to wiki to make sure I remembered correctly that this was at the end of S&S, and it had a link to the sequel.  Same director so yeah, it's highly likely.
 
2013-03-05 02:22:53 PM
No Ralph Bakshi's animated Lord of the Rings?
 
2013-03-05 03:05:56 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

"That's just what they'll be expecting us to do."
 
2013-03-05 03:09:39 PM
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Holding out for script approval.
 
2013-03-05 03:33:16 PM
"League of Exteaordinary Gentlemen" was the first thing that came to mind.

Of course, it was so bad anyway, that I'm glad a sequel never got made.
 
2013-03-05 03:48:02 PM
District 10
 
2013-03-05 03:51:10 PM
Flash Gordon...
cdn.chud.com
 
2013-03-05 03:57:30 PM

gunga galunga: No Ralph Bakshi's animated Lord of the Rings?


I was wondering where that was! Rankin-Bass's ROTK doesn't even begin to fill that sequel gap.

/where there's a whip, there's a way
 
2013-03-05 03:58:44 PM
Carousel Beast:
you're the FAIL. They had every plan for a SQL, but the rights were bought by someone who hated the franchise and shut it down.Since then, the rights are an absolute legal morass.

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/08/15/buckaroo-banzai-anniversary-seq ue l-trivia-director-interview/


Funny, sounds like the same thing is happening  now with Knights Of Badassdom.
 
2013-03-05 04:12:26 PM
Came in for Flash Gordon, leaving satisfied.

/That movie stands the test of time.
 
2013-03-05 04:17:45 PM
Since I'm pretty sure I'm the only person who actually wasted money to take my kids to see the Water Bender, I suppose the list can be forgiven for omitting it.

Ghastly movie.  I still can't believe it received a theatrical release.
 
2013-03-05 04:24:47 PM
Seems to me I've read that the script for the second "Buckaroo Banzai" movie ended up being used as the basis for "Big Trouble in Little China". Anyone else remember this?

(didn't see it mentioned yet, or missed it if it was)
 
2013-03-05 04:46:07 PM

KingKauff: I'm still waiting for the fourth Die Hard movie to come out.


It's being combined with the TAKEN series by Vivid Entertainment.  It'll be called, "Be Taken Hard or Die."
 
2013-03-05 04:54:39 PM

Unoriginal_Username: Still waiting on History of the World pt 2


That makes two of us.
 
2013-03-05 05:00:30 PM

FTDA: Unoriginal_Username: Still waiting on History of the World pt 2

That makes two of us.


Make that 3.
 
2013-03-05 05:08:00 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: I guess A Series of Unfortunate Events wasn't popular enough to make this list.


Jim Carrey killed that poor franchise... would like to see the first one remade without him and then continue on like that JC version never happened...
 
2013-03-05 05:16:33 PM

Hard Nard: Seems to me I've read that the script for the second "Buckaroo Banzai" movie ended up being used as the basis for "Big Trouble in Little China". Anyone else remember this?

(didn't see it mentioned yet, or missed it if it was)


yes, that was my understanding... there was a script for a 'sequel'... but it ended up becoming the Kurt Russell BTiLC movie instead... not sure why, exactly... maybe because of the ownership issues mentioned above...  no matter where you go... there you are.
 
2013-03-05 05:29:31 PM

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


Damn Catholic and fundie Xian protests.
 
2013-03-05 05:36:54 PM

Blue_Blazer: How the hell has no one mentioned Malcolm McDowell in Star Trak Generations?


Was gonna mention that one. He chewed the scenery pretty well for what was otherwise a relatively mediocre movie.

And your handle is appropriate for a thread including Buckaroo Banzai (the only movie on that list I'd have liked to see a sequel of).

xa.yimg.com
 
2013-03-05 06:09:13 PM
List fails without Lost in Space.

List fails with The Incredibles.

And we've already gone over why.
 
2013-03-05 06:25:32 PM
Goonies 2: because the original left so many unanswered questions!
 
2013-03-05 06:27:28 PM
"I think the really big year in the war is going to be 1942."

/DRTFA.
 
2013-03-05 06:32:13 PM
I'm still pissed we didn't get a sequel to Master And Commander.  It would have been a great universe to do a few movies.  Also we never got any sequels to the first Matrix movie.  I guess its best to leave some things where they are and use your imagination.
 
2013-03-05 06:37:37 PM
It's also upsetting that we didn't get any Pirates of the Caribbean sequels. I mean, with the amount of money the first one made, seemed like an obvious choice.

/aren't I hilarious pretending that bad sequels don't exist?
 
2013-03-05 06:41:48 PM

AlHarris31: I'm still pissed we didn't get a sequel to Master And Commander.  It would have been a great universe to do a few movies.  Also we never got any sequels to the first Matrix movie.  I guess its best to leave some things where they are and use your imagination.


I agree. I once had a nightmare in which they made a third  Godfather movie.
 
2013-03-05 07:04:00 PM
I would have liked a district 9 sequel
 
2013-03-05 07:47:05 PM
Is Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World on that list?  Because if it isn't, it should be.

/Give me my sequel, dammit!
 
2013-03-05 07:48:53 PM

SavvyLemur: I would have liked a district 9 sequel


Still a possibility.
 
2013-03-05 07:51:46 PM

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


Man, that's not even funny. Who knew that Super Mario Bros would be one of the few movies to get that right? I mean, the Canon Ending of the Towers right?
 
2013-03-05 07:52:56 PM

Sybarite: Sequel Hook tropes page.

/you have been warned


TVTropes links are like meeting the eyes of a dragon... just don't do it.
 
2013-03-05 07:54:32 PM

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.


Jean Reno was good in it, though.
 
2013-03-05 07:58:44 PM
I'm still waiting for History of the World: Part II
 
2013-03-05 07:59:22 PM

Mentat: 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.


Skyline was that movie that should have began 10 minutes from when it ended.  It wasted too much time on Beautiful People (even though the lead was one of those So Beautiful It Hurts French-Spanish looking dudes).  Then the hero got fked up, and it started to get interesting................................. scene.  Fk that movie :(

But give me the sequel, preferably with a crossover with District 9, just for shiats and giggles.
 
2013-03-05 08:04:37 PM

HaywoodJablonski: I'm still waiting for History of the World: Part II


I see I'm late to the party x5
 
2013-03-05 08:14:17 PM
So am I the only one who wonders what that monster was at the end of the 1998 classic Deep Rising?
 
2013-03-05 08:18:49 PM

Spanky McStupid: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 185x272]
Holding out for script approval.


That character, Edna Mode, was voiced by the director, Brad Bird, who was involved in writing and directing Iron Giant, Incredibles, and Ratatoille.

A relative who works in the biz, says Bird refuses to do / allow sequels to his work.
 
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