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(Time)   Ten movie sequels that thankfully never happened. Could you imagine the awfulness that would have been a Speed Racer 2?   ( entertainment.time.com) divider line
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2013-11-07 11:45:07 AM  
4 votes:
List fails without Highlander 2.
2013-11-07 02:17:48 PM  
3 votes:
I always thought that "I Am Number Four" would have benefited from a prequel called "I Am Number Two".
2013-11-07 12:13:08 PM  
3 votes:
DanZero: There was already the first Speed Racer movie. That's bad enough.

/quit Americanizing Japanese stuff hollywood!

Would I be right in presuming you are obese and have a whole range of anime action figures at home?
2013-11-07 02:32:32 PM  
2 votes:

Dack48: BalugaJoe: I am still waiting for Sky Captain 2.


'Sky Captain and The World of Today' isn't a very interesting screenplay.  Too much FCC and OSHA.
2013-11-07 12:15:46 PM  
2 votes:
but at any rate, it at least broke even, according to this stat.

You're forgetting "Hollywood Accounting 101."

Any movie that loses money is a disaster.

Any movie that breaks even is a huge money loser.

Any money that seems to show a profit is also actually a big money loser, and you'll probably never see a dime from it, even if the studio has to invent expenses to make that happen.

New Line swore up and down that the Lord of the Rings lost money. Really.

Warner Brothers said Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - a movie that grossed $600 million - lost $167 million.

The king of this might be "Return of the Jedi." It cost $32 million to make in 1983. It grossed $475 million. It still hasn't shown a profit.
2013-11-07 10:16:01 PM  
1 vote:
I'm still waiting for the next Breakin' movie. Dammit, I want to know what happened to Kelly!!!
2013-11-07 05:55:45 PM  
1 vote:

IdBeCrazyIf: Mugato: Remember the competing Mars movies that came out at the same time, Mission to Mars and Red Planet? Yeah, they sucked too.

I almost walked out of that one, I stuck through till the end and then we it got to the got damn insect part I wanted to go get a plane ticket to LA just so I could find the writers and kick them in the junk

I walked out on that movie and I was watching it in my own home.
2013-11-07 02:54:24 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Remember the competing Mars movies that came out at the same time, Mission to Mars and Red Planet? Yeah, they sucked too.

I almost walked out of that one, I stuck through till the end and then we it got to the got damn insect part I wanted to go get a plane ticket to LA just so I could find the writers and kick them in the junk
2013-11-07 02:29:46 PM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: You know that almost all of the scenes in Jurassic Park featuring the raptors, they were puppets, right?

dudes in suits, captain of wrong.  dudes in suits.

http://www.stanwinstonschool.com/blog/jurassic-park-evolution-of-a-r ap tor-suit
2013-11-07 02:16:41 PM  
1 vote:

Jake Leg: I loved Remo Williams when I was a kid, and recently noticed it is streaming on Netflix. I'm afraid to watch it, as I'm not sure it will hold up on viewing it today....


it doesn't
2013-11-07 02:03:37 PM  
1 vote:

yves0010: Speed Racer was awesome! My nephew and I watch it all the time. Saw it in theaters day 1 and bought the DvD day 1 as well. Then again, I have always been a Speed Racer fan so that would be no surprise. I want another Speed Racer movie. It was very well done and kept the campiness of the original show.

Exactly. It's like the people biatching about the Speed Racer movie never ever saw the horrible one dimensional cartoon that my 8 year old self loved. I mean honestly the cartoon was crap, utter and complete crap, and you had to be a little boy to enjoy it.

The movie was fun, but Susan Sarandon and John Goodman make that movie into something that was awesome.
2013-11-07 01:48:02 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-11-07 12:33:55 PM  
1 vote:

whereisian: Master and Commander was an amazing movie. I wish more like it were made.

Likewise. It was also the best Star Trek movie since Wrath of Khan.
2013-11-07 12:11:03 PM  
1 vote:


MithrandirBooga: John Carter wasn't terrible. It was decent, and a lot better than most crap that has endless sequels these days.

That's because Mars sucks. When will studio executives learn not to work with anything dealing with Mars, it just won't work. No matter how good the book, Mars fails with the populace.


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2013-11-07 12:09:44 PM  
1 vote:

BafflerMeal: And yet Avatar...

James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is James Cameron!
2013-11-07 12:09:08 PM  
1 vote:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Last Man on Earth: List fails without Highlander 2.

Needs better understanding of the phrase "never happened".

Do you hear a whistling sound over your head?
2013-11-07 12:03:44 PM  
1 vote:

bungle_jr: also, listing a movie that was released THIS YEAR in a listicle about being spared a sequel? come on! they could be working on a sequel that we haven't even heard of yet!

Unless the sequel centers around the bird on Depp's head, I wouldn't bother.
2013-11-07 12:02:02 PM  
1 vote:

Mateorocks: Master & Commander is a pretty good movie. I would've liked a sequel.

It's a mediocre movie at best. Several really good scenes strung together with baling wire really. Movie suffers from incredibly bad pacing and poor direction.

rcantley: Lemony Snicket for me, another one on this list.

That was one for me as well, I think I made it 20 minutes in and then went to the front desk and asked for my money back. They gave me a gift card for later.I think I took it back later that month and watched The Aviator. Not nearly as bad, but I kinda wished they have just given me my money back.
2013-11-07 11:52:21 AM  
1 vote:
Speed Racer 2?

Is that the one where the monkey and the kid hide in the trunk of the car? If I recall, they need to be hosed out of the trunk at the end of the "adventure". Nothing left but a bloody pulp.
2013-11-07 11:51:51 AM  
1 vote:
I don't remember who I stole this line from:

It would be cheaper and probably more fun to pay a few first graders to throw skittles at me for 2 hours.
2013-11-07 11:48:31 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-11-07 11:45:27 AM  
1 vote:
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