1,2, sometimes 3..... Or More?

August 31st, 2009
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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). :roll:

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?"

Hmmm..... depends.

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.   ;)

 

Braddah Lance Kwon

49 Responses to “1,2, sometimes 3..... Or More?”

  1. KAN:

    Aigoo! This is how you keep baboozes in suspense

    Oh yeah, FIRST!


  2. KAN:

    I agree with you about Dumbledore. Richard Harris was perfect as Dumbledore. Michael Gambon is too serious - he needs to take some whimsy pills.


  3. Ocean Lover:

    Eh BL.........dis not POKER....dis is BLACKJACK! You can "show your hand" ya know.

    OL.............in suspense da WHOLE WEEKEND and den some


  4. visitor:

    Many feel that Godfather II was better than the first. But the first is usually the best.


  5. matt:

    Star Wars was a trippy one...the first three were the best, but then they turned into the last three when the prequels came out.

    National Treasure: like both, but I think I liked the second one a little bit more.


  6. Ocean Lover:

    How bout "JAWS"? Kinda like "HALLOWEEN" as you THINK the shark is dead but it COMES BACK to get revenge??????

    I think they had like JAWS 3 or 4? HALLOWEEN had like 13 of them........FRIDAY THE 13th had like 20 sequels........CHUCKY still haunts me when I see him.

    OL


  7. BananaFysh:

    I can think of a few movies where the sequel was better.

    Star Trek II - The Wrath of KAN Khan ;). WAY better than the first one.

    Superman 2 -- The one where he fights the "Evil Bee Gees" from Krypton. Also, way better than the first one.

    Spider-Man 2 -- This one was kinda close, but I thought it was way cooler to see Spidey fight Doc Ock than the Green Goblin.

    Okay, this one can go either way, but I'm gonna say The Empire Strikes Back. Yeah, you had to have seen the first one for Empire to make sense, but had WAY more drama in Empire. Darth Vader is Luke's father? Luke and Leia are siblings? Han Solo frozen solid? Oh the humanity! :lol:


  8. Rodney:

    Kill Bill 1 & 2 - Kill Bill 2 was an anticipated sequel as The Bride had killed only 2 of the 4 members of the DVAS (Deadly Viper Assassination Squad). So there had to be a sequel for The Bride to hunt down the other 2 assassins - as well as Bill.

    Young Guns 1 was a winner. Young Guns 2 - it was okay.


  9. KAN:

    @BF: all the even-numbered "Treks" were pretty good - certainly better than the ODD-numbered ones. Sweetie says ST 6 should have been called "The Apology" for allowing Shatner to direct ST 5.


  10. hemajang:

    Like #4 above,Godfather II was as good as the first. I & II were classic great movie making and III while not as good in my opinion was a nice final touch to Corleone family. I have watched all three many times.

    I also like the 3 Jason Bourne movies.

    While not really great films, I have enjoyed the 2 Death Note movies and look forward to watch number 3 that just got released on DVD. Other Japanese series I have watch many times are Zatoichi and Lone Wolf & Cub. And if you like asian blood & gore, you got the Vengeance trilogy by Chan-wook Park with Oldboy the most brutal. They are not really a series in continuity but related in dealing with revenge.


  11. Rosette:

    let me think..I CAN'T REMEMBER I WATCH TOO MANY MOVIES....


  12. 9th Island Girl:

    I liked Beverly Hills Cop I & II, and all the Harry Potter movies (haven't seen the latest one yet, and I agree with you re. Dumbledore).

    Both Shreks were great! I'm amazed you saw them, since you don't even have kids! :)


  13. Braddah Lance:

    KAN:
    Aigoo! This is how you keep baboozes in suspense

    :lol:

    I agree with you about Dumbledore. Richard Harris was perfect as Dumbledore. Michael Gambon is too serious - he needs to take some whimsy pills.

    Yeah. But even Gambon's "face" is off to me. Harris had da perfect face dat matched da character - just so..... Dumbledore-like. :grin:
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    Ocean Lover:
    Eh BL.........dis not POKER....dis is BLACKJACK! You can "show your hand" ya know.

    :lol:
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    visitor:
    Many feel that Godfather II was better than the first. But the first is usually the best.

    Sadly, I nevah saw any but I only know some of da lines (like everybody else). "Say hello to my little friend." (wit da accent of course!)
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    matt:
    Star Wars was a trippy one...the first three were the best, but then they turned into the last three when the prequels came out.

    I dunno why but I was nevah a Star Wars fan.... although I've always wanted da Millenium Falcon ship toy!

    National Treasure: like both, but I think I liked the second one a little bit more.

    Yup, they were both good! Can't believe they "stole" The Constitution in da first one and touched it with their bare hands AND put lemon on it AND blow dried it! :shock:
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    Ocean Lover:
    How bout "JAWS"? Kinda like "HALLOWEEN" as you THINK the shark is dead but it COMES BACK to get revenge??????.....FRIDAY THE 13th had like 20 sequels

    Why can't they just die? Or at least "hear da music". :roll: :lol:

    CHUCKY still haunts me when I see him.

    You too? :shock:
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    BananaFysh:
    Star Trek II - The Wrath of KAN Khan ;). WAY better than the first one.

    I like to tink of it as "Wrath of 'KWON'". :lol:

    Spider-Man 2 -- This one was kinda close, but I thought it was way cooler to see Spidey fight Doc Ock than the Green Goblin.

    Yeah, it was much cooler to see "Octo-man"!

    Darth Vader is Luke's father? Luke and Leia are siblings? Han Solo frozen solid? Oh the humanity!

    Yeah, dat was pretty twisted.
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    Rodney:
    Kill Bill 1 & 2 - Kill Bill 2 was an anticipated sequel as The Bride had killed only 2 of the 4 members of the DVAS

    Nevah saw it.

    Young Guns 1 was a winner. Young Guns 2 - it was okay.

    Oh yeah! I love those movies! "Pals".
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    KAN:
    @BF: all the even-numbered "Treks" were pretty good - certainly better than the ODD-numbered ones.

    :lol:


  14. roach:

    BL,

    You didn't mention the "Rambo series", the first movie was named "First Blood" and everything went downhill from then. I liked all the "Rush Hour" movies, not that they great plots or anything but the guys kept you laughing. I also liked all the movies in the "Bourne Identity" seires.


  15. islandgirl in nc:

    I haven't really gone to the movies in awhile on account of having a toddler, but we recently were able to see Transformers II. It wasn't as good as the first one but for a night out where we didn't want to do any heavy analyzing, it was good. Haven't seen any Harry Potter, Twilight, etc. As far as TV goes, I like CSI and CSI-NY. Hate CSI-Miami. Apparently NCIS is coming out with an LA version this fall. We watch more TV here than go to the movies since we can DVR everything.

    On a sidenote, the hubby passed the background check and drug screen and went to his first day of work today! :)


  16. Rodney:

    Never say Kill Bill?! WWD!

    Here's one of my favorite scenes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9iIKn1Bl6c


  17. M:

    Good morning BL!

    I like Starwars...


  18. EMM386:

    Yeah, but the second Die Hard is a veritable who's who of minor parts. In addition, to Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia and William Sadler, there's John Amos (Good Times), Robert Patrick (T2), John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz, Fred Thompson, Colm Meany and Vondie Curtis Hall.

    Spiderman 2 was definitely better than Spiderman 1. Both Alien and Aliens were really good. The rest of the Aliens movies were just ok.

    Star Wars. While episode iv was ground breaking, Empire was unbelievably good.

    X-men 2 was better than the first one, but the third one sucked a$$.

    Revenge of the Living Dead was another ground breaking movie, but Dawn of the Dead was a better show.

    Also, while I enjoyed Hellboy, I thought Hellboy II was better.


  19. anklebiters:

    The Transporter 1,2, & 3.....I prefer #1 since it has Qi Shu in it :-) .

    All of them Airplane movie....must have been at least 50 of them ;-)

    Jurassic Park - 3 sequels I think.


  20. anklebiters:

    Wasn't there a Forrest Gump sequeal?

    The Final Destination series....the latest is in the theaters....


  21. anklebiters:

    Oh yeah, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street.

    Chucky sequels...including The Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Child's Play....


  22. anklebiters:

    Here's more - The Batman sequels, God Father, Terminator, National Lampoon's Vacation sequels, Mel Gibson's Mad Max sequels, the Jason Bourne sequels, Indiana Jones.....


  23. anklebiters:

    Can you tell that I'm a sequels fan :?: :lol:


  24. matt:

    ""Say hello to my little friend." (wit da accent of course!)"
    wasn't that Scarface?


  25. buddahbelly:

    Aloha,

    One of the best sequels was Aliens. At least in that one the humans weren't defenseless. We saw that one at the old Cinerama theater when a bunch of us won tickets from a radio station I will leave unnamed except to say they played some heavy metal music. The sound was at an earsplitting level and the group I went with started passing around drinks. What really tripped me out was all the liquor bottles on the floor when the lights came up. Oh to be young again.


  26. anklebiters:

    Speed 2 Cruise control - it didn't do Bullock justice...not a very good sequel....they should have left it on the editing room floor :!:


  27. hemajang:

    UR, that favorite scene in Kill Bill also had 5,6,7,8s performing in the teahouse...probably the only song I can remember all the lyrics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIKORxPeFq8&feature=related


  28. jaydee:

    I agree with matt, Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi were all classic. The next three after that? I don't even remember their names!

    I too liked all Bourne Identity movies.


  29. rayboyjr:

    The
    M A T R I X

    ... one of my all-time favorites movies ...

    ... the original was awesome ... sadly the sequels were too complex and convoluted ...


  30. visitor:

    Don't know if you consider them squeals, but the James Bond movies are all- time classics.


  31. Braddah Lance:

    hemajang:
    I also like the 3 Jason Bourne movies.

    Yeah, those were neat but I tink I only saw da first two.

    While not really great films.....

    It seems you enjoy da kine "not big picture" kine movies - do you go to the HIFF?
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    9th Island Girl:
    I liked Beverly Hills Cop I & II, and all the Harry Potter movies (haven't seen the latest one yet, and I agree with you re. Dumbledore).

    Oh yeah! Axel Foley! :grin: Although da third one kinda was pretty bad. And wat?! You nevah see da last Harry Potter yet? Well.... didn't match da "hype" anyways. :roll:

    Both Shreks were great! I'm amazed you saw them, since you don't even have kids!

    Heh? I am a kid! :lol:
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    roach:
    You didn't mention the "Rambo series", the first movie was named "First Blood" and everything went downhill from then.

    Cause you guys were supposed to list 'em too - No fun if I list 'em all! :grin: Actually, I kinda liked Rambo II bettah than da rest.

    I liked all the "Rush Hour" movies, not that they great plots or anything but the guys kept you laughing.

    I know! They had some great scenes dat kept you rollin'!
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    islandgirl in nc:
    Haven't seen any Harry Potter, Twilight, etc.

    Fo' realz? Have you read da books? I haven't. :roll:

    Apparently NCIS is coming out with an LA version this fall.

    I know! I tink going be more "gangsta" in da LA version though. LL Cool J is in da LA one right? I kinda like his acting wen da role fits.

    On a sidenote, the hubby passed the background check and drug screen and went to his first day of work today!

    Cheee-hooo!
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    Rodney:
    Never say Kill Bill?! WWD!

    :oops: Was it really dat good?
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    M:
    I like Starwars...

    So does like 93% of da world. :razz:
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    EMM386:
    Yeah, but the second Die Hard is a veritable who's who of minor parts...John Leguizamo

    Really? I don't remembah him in da movie.

    Both Alien and Aliens were really good. The rest of the Aliens movies were just ok.

    I tink da title's were very creative. Instead of saying Alien I & II they just put a "s" at da end. And you'd always ask, "Alien" or "Alienssss" :lol:

    X-men 2, Revenge of the Living Dead, Hellboy

    You like Sci-fi kine? :grin:
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    anklebiters:
    The Transporter 1,2, & 3.....I prefer #1 since it has Qi Shu in it .

    I nevah could get into it. Only saw parts of da first.

    All of them Airplane movie....must have been at least 50 of them

    Ok, now dat's some old school! I used to crack up shmall kid time. Jus' plain pupule kine scenes. :lol:

    Jurassic Park - 3 sequels I think.

    Nevah saw it - only bits. Thought it was too "fake".
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    anklebiters:
    Wasn't there a Forrest Gump sequeal?

    There was? Maybe straight to dvd?

    The Final Destination series....the latest is in the theaters....

    How do you "cheat" death dat many times? Maybe they're cats? :lol:

    Indiana Jones.....

    Those were good.

    Can you tell that I'm a sequels fan

    Nooo, Really? :razz:
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    matt:
    ""Say hello to my little friend." (wit da accent of course!)"
    wasn't that Scarface?

    Seems you're da only one dat caught it! :lol: Like I said, I nevah saw Godfather. :lol:
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    buddahbelly:
    We saw that one at the old Cinerama theater

    :shock: Wow! I wish I saw at least one movie in there just to say dat I saw a movie in there. :grin: Too bad it's a Checkers now.

    What really tripped me out was all the liquor bottles on the floor when the lights came up.

    Times have changed..... now you find Subway wrappers and plate lunches on da floor. :lol:
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    anklebiters:
    Speed 2 Cruise control - it didn't do Bullock justice...not a very good sequel....they should have left it on the editing room floor

    Now DAT they should have just left it on script!!! Boy was dat one of da stupidest sequels I've nevah seen! Glad I didn't waste my time on dat. Just saw da previews and was like, "no ways are we going to see dat!"
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    jaydee:
    I agree with matt, Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi were all classic. The next three after that? I don't even remember their names!

    How many were made? Including spoofs?


  32. kikaida:

    Still haven't watched my Fast and Furious DVD... but I think it'll be good since Vin is back... First one is so far the best... that Tokyo one was lame...


  33. anklebiters:

    kikaida:

    The latest F&F is pretty good...watch it in Blu -ray....but the first is still the best out of the four, IMHO.

    BL:

    Here's another sequel - Loaded Weapons with Leslie Nielsen.


  34. Coconut Willy:

    The Road Warrior/Mad Max/Beyond Thunderdome

    Seems like the more money they put into the movie, the worse it got.


  35. theDman:

    I really liked Miss Congeniality. The structure of the movie was classic and perfect to form. And it really worked. Guys might think it was a little sappy, but it was very well written.

    When I heard they were going to do a sequel, I howled. I said there was no way to improve upon the first and that it was a one-movie series. But, the sequel was pretty good, not the same as the first, but it was very enjoyable.


  36. HNL2LAS:

    My fave sequel is Karate Kid 2, hehe... cuz it had Kaneohe Bay/Kahaluu as Okinawa, and had lotsa asians in it! hee hee...


  37. HNL2LAS:

    bhahaha oh yah.. small detail... I was in love with Ralph Macchio too... sigh...


  38. Ynaku:

    You guys covered pretty much the ones I like.

    Now how about K-Dramas? My wife like watch dat stuff. OK maybe not all qualify as series. But try look da actors? All same ones. Winter something, Spring whatever, Summer lovestory and Autumn someplace.Then get the so-called historic one. Jumong, Emperor of the Sea, now my wife watching Dae somebody. Prequel to Jumong. Now why is it they start movies with episode 4 then go back to episode 1? Mess me up. Trilogy and Pre-Trilogy.

    Neva mind me today. Upset cause I open my burger container and everything stay upside down :x. What they dunno what side up? ME OCD YOU KNOW (well that's what Facebook said) hee hee :lol:


  39. bamboohouse808:

    My fave movie is the Karate Kid Part 2.

    "Your fear make air stink!!"

    and

    "You keep for your correction. I know you rike it"

    Love that movie!!


  40. rayboyjr:

    ... another one of my favorites was The Silence of the Lambs ... the best in its series by far ...

    ... I think it was the sequel to another film called Manhunter, but never saw that one ... and then it was followed by Hannibal ...

    ... and the change from Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs to Julianne Moore in Hannibal was just weird ...


  41. BananaFysh:

    I'm with Hemajang on the Chan Wook Park movies! Oldboy was the best by far in the "revenge trilogy." They were all quite different though. Not for the squeamish!

    Aw man, how could I for get X-Men 2! That one ruled. Part 3 was just on tv yesterday too. It makes a HUGE difference to change the director.

    So hopefully Iron Man 2 will rock as much as the first one, since Favreau is helming the sequel too.

    @rayboyjr -- Yeah, Manhunter was a prequel to Silence. That was a pretty old one, and Grissom from CSI was the lead. That one was remade as Red Dragon with Edward Norton. Same story. I guess I preferred Red Dragon to Manhunter, but Silence was way better than both of them...


  42. NKHEA:

    Yoooo howzit :)

    Wow like Ynaku said mostly all covered already ;) :)

    My favorite lately gatta be Fast & da Furious ;) Tokyo Drift :D

    banana; NewCastle all goin :( jus got anadda Heine :)

    NKHEA..... jus waitin for da bugga 4 get real cold


  43. Braddah Lance:

    rayboyjr:
    The
    M A T R I X

    Nevah seen dat either.
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    visitor:
    Don't know if you consider them squeals, but the James Bond movies are all- time classics.

    Surah! Jus' dat the actor changed... I tink Sean Connery was da best Bond though.
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    kikaida:
    Still haven't watched my Fast and Furious DVD... but I think it'll be good since Vin is back... First one is so far the best... that Tokyo one was lame...

    I thought da Tokyo one was good.... although I'm not a fan of any F&F movies. :roll:
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    anklebiters:
    Here's another sequel - Loaded Weapons with Leslie Nielsen.

    Nope. Nevah saw dat one. I kinda not into spoofs.
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    Coconut Willy:
    The Road Warrior/Mad Max/Beyond Thunderdome
    Seems like the more money they put into the movie, the worse it got.

    :lol: I'm amazed it even lasted dat long.
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    theDman:
    I really liked Miss Congeniality. The structure of the movie was classic and perfect to form. And it really worked. Guys might think it was a little sappy, but it was very well written.

    No, I didn't tink was sappy. I liked watching da wahines. :wink:

    When I heard they were going to do a sequel, I howled.

    Come to think of it..... Sandra Bullock then did TWO sequels no? Speed and Miss Congeniality.... hmmm, are there oddah actors dat did da same?
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    HNL2LAS:
    My fave sequel is Karate Kid 2, hehe... cuz it had Kaneohe Bay/Kahaluu as Okinawa, and had lotsa asians in it! hee hee...bhahaha oh yah.. small detail... I was in love with Ralph Macchio too... sigh...

    :lol: Oh yeah, Karate Kid..... how could I fo'get dat one! Tamilyn wasn't so bad either. :wink:
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    Ynaku:
    Now how about K-Dramas?

    My whole life is a K-Drama..... sequels, new series, reruns and all! :lol:
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    bamboohouse808:
    "Your fear make air stink!!"
    "You keep for your correction. I know you rike it"

    Ok, you got me there. Dunno either of 'em. In fact I don't tink I remembah any lines from KK2.
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    rayboyjr:
    ... and the change from Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs to Julianne Moore in Hannibal was just weird ...

    Uh, yeah - very weird.
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    BananaFysh:
    @rayboyjr -- Yeah, Manhunter was a prequel to Silence. That was a pretty old one, and Grissom from CSI was the lead.

    Right wen you said dat only one image popped into my mind and it wasn't CSI.... did you know dat "Grissom" was one of da lead roles in........ Young Guns II? He was Pat Garrett.
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    NKHEA:
    My favorite lately gatta be Fast & da Furious Tokyo Drift

    Vrooom vrooom.... or you jus' like looking at da hunnies? :wink:


  44. 2B:

    Weren't there 3 Shrek movies?


  45. NaPueo:

    The Magnificent Seven was great. Sequels not as good.


  46. sally:

    Hello everyone!

    Believe it or not, I have not seen a single Harry Potter nor Lord of the Rings.

    Sequels... hmmm.. Star Wars was good, and interesting to see how technology advanced from the first one that we all thought was so cool.

    anklez: oh, be still my heart... Final Destination! Yah Baby now in 3-D!

    Finally, and please don't laugh, is Tremors. It's a great big joke between my daughter and me and we repeat lines from the movies like "a$$ blasters and other precious moments. It's such a great cheezy movie.


  47. matt:

    @bamboohouse808: Sato, is that same...?
    SAME!!!


  48. bamboohouse808:

    matt - Also.....

    "You have choice....broken ice or broken neck"

    and

    "Obon will be held in castle!! Now and forever!!"

    I think I might need to bust out the DVD to get my fix now..... :mrgreen:


  49. L10pc:

    Don't forget Toy Story and Toy Story 2! I love my Pixar films :)

    Saw posters at the theater that both movies will be shown in 3-D. That should be interesting. Also, Pixar is working on Toy Story 3!