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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 61
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2013-03-05 07:55:22 AM
9 votes:
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.
2013-03-05 09:00:15 AM
5 votes:
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.
2013-03-05 09:16:38 AM
4 votes:
I'm still waiting for BB vs. The World Crime League. Yes, "Big Trouble in Little China" was supposed to be it but took a wrong turn. I mean come on, exploding assassin dwarves? Who wouldn't watch that!

/Because you're perfect!
2013-03-05 10:39:57 AM
3 votes:

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 09:28:16 AM
3 votes:
Where the hell is Kung Pow 2?

/wee-ooo
2013-03-05 09:24:07 AM
3 votes:
The only one I'd pay money to see is Buckaroo Banzai.

The producers of the Golden Compass gutted the important parts of the book because Evangelical Christianity, so I'm even clear how they would be able to do the planned sequels unless they were completely unrelated to the original story.  It's a shame, as the casting was good and the original screenplay was by Tom Stoppard.
2013-03-05 09:16:09 AM
3 votes:
I guess A Series of Unfortunate Events wasn't popular enough to make this list.
2013-03-05 09:07:18 AM
3 votes:

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 have explained the same thing to my kids.
1 matrix movie
Star wars and 2 sequels
now my daughter is older, I have also explained that Anne Rice only wrote 1 book.

But back to the sucky list which sucks. It sucks and is a list of crap which shouldn't have been made in the first place let alone have a sequel (except for Incredibles, which should have been made but any sequels would probably been turd sandwiches minus the bread)

/the son eventually found 3 extra starwars films, I tried to explain it was fan fiction but he wasn't convinced.
2013-03-05 11:33:32 PM
2 votes:
I'm still waiting for a sequel to Leon (The Professional) with the girl as a grown up assassin.

Also, TFA failed for listing Daredevil.  It did get a sequel, right away, starring Jennifer Garner, and sucking horribly.
2013-03-05 02:22:53 PM
2 votes:
No Ralph Bakshi's animated Lord of the Rings?
2013-03-05 12:54:32 PM
2 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-03-05 12:28:09 PM
2 votes:
d2oz5j6ef5tbf6.cloudfront.net

Would've been nice if they could've shown more adventures with this character...
2013-03-05 12:06:20 PM
2 votes:
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 11:44:14 AM
2 votes:

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


I'll see your Jumper and raise you:

t2.gstatic.com
2013-03-05 11:07:22 AM
2 votes:

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 10:58:04 AM
2 votes:
Flash Gordon.

?
2013-03-05 10:56:44 AM
2 votes:

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 10:34:02 AM
2 votes:

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 10:17:28 AM
2 votes:
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 10:06:33 AM
2 votes:

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 09:44:24 AM
2 votes:

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.


Yep. Never saw the end of Incredibles as setting up a sequel. It's just letting you know that life is back to how things were at the beginning of the movie where superheros are no longer banned.

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.
2013-03-05 09:44:11 AM
2 votes:
A better list would be movies that left absolutely no opening for a sequel but they went ahead and made one (or more) anyway.
2013-03-05 09:22:00 AM
2 votes:
Sword & The Sorcerer?

www.containsmoderateperil.com
2013-03-05 09:20:55 AM
2 votes:
List fails without The Last Starfighter.
2013-03-05 09:11:49 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-03-05 09:02:27 AM
2 votes:
I was really expecting The Last Airbender to be there.
2013-03-05 08:48:52 AM
2 votes:
gndn.files.wordpress.com
2013-03-05 08:51:29 PM
1 votes:
Can't believe Blade Runner hasn't been mentioned yet. I mean, the filmmakers didn't actually imply a sequel, but we all want to know what happens to Deckard & Rachel when Gaff is ordered to retire them.

And Malcolm McDowell was also in "If", "Get Crazy", and "Time after time" - all of them worth watching.

"If' for the scenes of english public-school discipline.
"Get Crazy" for Electric Larry and Lou Reed
"Time after time" also has David Warner and Mary Steenburgen
2013-03-05 08:18:49 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-03-05 08:14:17 PM
1 votes:
So am I the only one who wonders what that monster was at the end of the 1998 classic Deep Rising?
2013-03-05 07:58:44 PM
1 votes:
I'm still waiting for History of the World: Part II
2013-03-05 07:48:53 PM
1 votes:

SavvyLemur: I would have liked a district 9 sequel


Still a possibility.
2013-03-05 07:04:00 PM
1 votes:
I would have liked a district 9 sequel
2013-03-05 06:32:13 PM
1 votes:
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 05:36:54 PM
1 votes:

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 04:24:47 PM
1 votes:
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 03:48:02 PM
1 votes:
District 10
2013-03-05 03:33:16 PM
1 votes:
"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 01:24:41 PM
1 votes:

Richelieu: List fails without The Last Starfighter.


Also Flash Gordon
2013-03-05 01:21:24 PM
1 votes:
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 01:07:40 PM
1 votes:

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


We prefer to forget that exists
2013-03-05 12:30:17 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
Wow, they got THE Ronald McDonald to cameo
2013-03-05 12:14:31 PM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-05 12:05:32 PM
1 votes:

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 11:49:06 AM
1 votes:
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 11:28:58 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
Oh hai guys.
2013-03-05 11:27:25 AM
1 votes:
Still waiting on History of the World pt 2
2013-03-05 10:52:02 AM
1 votes:

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 10:49:46 AM
1 votes:
Airplane III:  "That's exactly what they'll be expecting us to do!"
2013-03-05 10:20:39 AM
1 votes:

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 09:55:25 AM
1 votes:

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 09:47:01 AM
1 votes:
Lost in Space???

And there was a kind of sequel to the He-Man movie.  It was called Cyborg.  It was originally the sequel to He-Man, but at some point they removed every He-Man reference.
2013-03-05 09:44:17 AM
1 votes:
Also, beerfest
2013-03-05 09:41:41 AM
1 votes:

Garko: Sword & The Sorcerer?

[www.containsmoderateperil.com image 489x135]


I loved that movie.
2013-03-05 09:38:26 AM
1 votes:
Sequel Hook tropes page.

/you have been warned
2013-03-05 09:23:40 AM
1 votes:
Blocked at work... I see from the comments that Remo Williams was missed, did they include Buckaroo Banzai? Because Buckaroo Banzai ENDS with an explicit promise of a sequel, if they missed including it the list is fail.
2013-03-05 09:22:44 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-03-05 09:20:44 AM
1 votes:

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.


This.
2013-03-05 09:19:58 AM
1 votes:
The Incredibles really sticks out on the list in terms of quality.


also:

bobobabushka.files.wordpress.com
2013-03-05 09:02:21 AM
1 votes:
Add another to the List fails without Remo group
2013-03-05 08:09:28 AM
1 votes:

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.
 
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