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Midweek Mouth-off: Premature sequel-ation

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Are we too obsessed with sequels? World War Z hasn’t even come out yet and already Brad Pitt and co. are talking about what they want to do in the follow-ups. Time and time again this happens in Hollywood.

So today we want to know how you feel about the film studios counting their chickens before they hatch? Do you just accept it as part of the movie-making process today? Or does it irritate you as an example of studios thinking they can rush out mediocrity because they believe they can always improve on it later? Let us know.

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Last Updated: June 5, 2013


  1. Trevor Davies

    June 5, 2013 at 11:10

    It irritates me, because it smacks of arrogance. Also leads me to believe that the movie will not have a satisfactory ending because they’re planning for it to launch a franchise.


  2. TechniKyle

    June 5, 2013 at 11:29

    Well, James Cameron comes to mind. Avatar 2 isn’t even pre-production and there’s talk of 3 and 4.


    • James Francis

      June 5, 2013 at 13:28

      True, but Cameron does have a deserved reputation for sequels, thanks to Aliens and T2.


  3. James Francis

    June 5, 2013 at 11:34

    This is hardly a hallmark of today’s movies. Sequels have been popular since the Seventies. There were nine Elm Streets and eight Hellraisers. Three Porky’s and seven Police Academies. There were three Shafts, not counting the remake, and four Jaws films. There were six Star Wars films and twelve Star Trek movies.


  4. Caswell Pieters

    June 5, 2013 at 12:21

    Does it irritate me that people talk about wanting to do more of something they must have enjoyed doing in the first place and/or that they anticipate being successful? No, it really doesn’t.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      June 5, 2013 at 15:13

      I hate to admit it, but the man makes a point.


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