I swear every other day I read somewhere on some website that some classic movie from the 80's is getting a sequel, prequel, or remake/reboot. Or if it's not a movie, it's some old t.v. series that is getting its own movie. Hollywood studios sure are desperate these days. From Ghostbusters to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Goonies, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off...apparently no story should ever end and no movie universe is off limits to revisiting right? Basically, it seems like a whole bunch of fan-fiction writers have invaded Hollywood!
Sure you can revisit any story. But that doesn't mean you should. It's like all the sequels they make to classic literature. The author intended their story that they created from their own head to end a certain way...so who are you to come in and not only change the story..but to also capitalize off of it? Who needs a sequel to Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights and Gone With The Wind when they were classics anyway? But apparently there's always some wannabe author who feels the need re-visit classic characters and make them re-learn all the lessons they learned....or give them second chances because they didn't agree with the author's choices.
I mean...it doesn't exactly taint the original...but in a way it kind of does... but just as a small afterthought. "Man that was such a great story....and then there was that crappy sequel....boy was that ridiculous." Still....some editions do work. Who would have known that the prequels to X-Men and Planet of the Apes would be among the best movies of the summer? But honestly....who has been craving a Beetlejuice sequel? Yes, that's the one I read today that prompted me to write this blog. Oh and also I gotta mention the made-for-t.v. sequels while I'm on this subject. Mean Girls, A Cinderella Story, The Cutting Edge? When does it end?? So what to you is completely off limits for sequels, prequels, and remakes? And, are there any years later sequels/prequels that you think were worth it?