August 31st, 2009
Most may have seen it. We've all definitely heard about it. But wat is da deal about sequels dat either makes us either love it or hate it?
Every so often, "Rocky Balboa" (da last movie), shows up on tv and I've nevah seen it before so I tuned in dis one time cause there was nothing on...... boy was it a mistake. I should have just stayed watching Sham-wow for da gazillionth time.
Da only thought running through my mind was dat "Rocky" should have stopped aftah da Ivan Drago fight... and dat was already da fourth one in da series! *FYI-Stallone did six "Rocky" movies*
Some sequels we can't get enough of like, of course, Harry Potter and soon to be Twilight (for all da wahines).
And then of course there are da ones dat while you wasn't so thrilled about da first one, da following sequel(s) was bettah than da first - or rest. And then da million dollah question you hear all da time from da ones who nevah see da first one..... "Do I have to watch da first one to know wat's going on?"
I think most times there are da little things you pick up on from da first one of da series dat make da characters identifiable, but you tend to see dat in all da sequels and da plot generally stays da same so is da first one of da series dat much more important?
It seems like tv has followed suit and run spin offs from da original series as well. Da only difference is dat they change their actors which actually may turn you off - or on - from da series.
Hea's a few dat I enjoyed just from da top of head:
"Rocky" - Only liked II, III & IV but not I, V or VI.
"Lethal Weapon" - Saw all four but only really like da last one.
"Harry Potter" - Enjoyed everyone BUUUUT...... da last one. Kinda disappointed in dat one. Plus, dunno about you guys, but I was really bummed dat da "original" Dumbledore passed away. He was/is waaaaaaay bettah than da guy playing Dumbledore now.
"Rush Hour" - Da first two was awesome! Nevah saw da third though.
"Die Hard" - It should have stopped aftah da first.
"Shrek" - Loved both of 'em!
"Law & Order" (not da spin offs) - I liked it best wen had Briscoe, Curtis, McCoy & Ross. Aftah dat..... eh.
So wat are your favorite sequels? Did you like one more than da oddah? Which sequels should have stopped? Nevah been made? Definitely should have been made? Is there a certain scene(s) dat defines your love for da series?
Have you been turned on or off by character changes in tv series? Did you start watching any spin offs but nevah da original?
And no worries, I'll let you know how I did at da Blackjack Tourny tomorrow. 😉