Some films are great for sequels. Fans can’t get enough of franchise films such as Harry Potter and Twilight because the characters have deliberate need and purpose to go through these actions and films to get to the end goal. However, some films continue for the purpose of money, and therefore their plot is awful, their characters are cheap and their box office fame? Worthless.
For example, as much as I love the Saw franchise, I love it up until the third Saw movie. After that there are just desperate grabs for how many movies they can make. Plus, with all the money that the films made, you would have thought they could have left out the pink blood.
Paranormal Activity was another one of my favourite films that I enjoyed the sequel of. But I didn’t enjoy the third. And I’m not going to even attempt to watch the fourth.
Some films with horror characters that span a great number of films can also lose their appeal. We’ve seen Krueger kill people in their sleep about fifty times. It’s common knowledge. Please give us more of a plot-worthy viewing time.
Remakes are another thing that can either be really good, or really bad. With the remake of Carrie set for release later this year, it will be heavily compared to the original. Sometimes, the original is so popular because it was timeless or made in a time that was perhaps not as developed in terms of digital media. With this being said, I don’t think that there is a call for Godzilla remake, but I enjoyed Peter Jackson’s King Kong.
With sequels and remakes a popular item in cinemas, it will be interesting to see which ones flop due to Hollywood’s greedy needs by second-guessing what the audience demanded.