Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Movies ~ Should Be Continued!

Feature Presentation...

Sequels...a loaded term when it comes to movies. There are so many films with sequels that should never have been made, some with sequels that are better than the original but what about the sequels that we wish and hope for but haven't been made? This terrific topic was suggested by The Gal Herself. As Molly puts it so well - "Ahhhhh - the terrific world of WHAT IF?! ". What movies are missing sequels that you hope for and want to see? Share on your blog movies lacking that next installment that you'd be first in line to see. Link your post back to The Bumbles Blog. If you don't have a blog, list your choices in the comment section of The Bumbles Movie post!

Starman (1984): I'm very surprised a sequel was never made of this movie. The end of this movie was begging for a sequel. The starman leaves his last silver sphere with Jenny telling her their baby (she's pregnant with his child) will know what to do with it before he gets on the mothership and disappears into the night. Jenny wanted to go with him but he told her she would die in his world. Does the starman return to earth and Jenny? WHat does his child look like when he's born? Is he a mix of human and alien or more one than the other? Does he know what to do with the silver sphere? What happens if he does?

The Usual Suspects (1995): What's Keyser Soze's next move? Now that Dave Kujan, Customs Officer and Jack Baer, FBI know who Soze is, he's going to chase him down. A intellectual type of man hunt. What a great battle of wits this would be!

Midnight Run (1988): Robert DeNiro (Jack) and Charles Grodin (The Duke) were too good together not to have a repeat performance. Besides, now that Jack has the money to open his restaurant, is he really ready to retire completely and forever from the chase of the bounty hunter? When Jimmy Serrano gets out of prison, which he will, he's a mob boss, he's going to want revenge. He'll be out for Jack and The Duke's blood!

Forrest Gump (1994) I expected a sequel would be made for a long time. Not only is Forrest still a relatively young man at the end of the film, but he has a young son to raise. It's the perfect vehicle for Forrest to experience more of life and try out new things as well as show his son all that life has to offer. And just as Forrest Gump is based on the book by
Winston Groom, there's the book follow-up, Gump and Co., a perfect basis for a movie sequel.

Animal House (1978): What a great sequel this could have been. Rather than tell us what happened to each character after they left college and went out into the world, why not make a movie about it? A 25th-year reunion. Or maybe they returned to their alma mater when their children were of college age and planning to attend the same school...there were so many possibilities for a great sequel.


  1. I used to love the television show, Starman, which was more or less a sequel to the movie, set 15 years after the events in the movie.

  2. I think a sequel to The Usual Suspects would be a terrific idea -- especially because I have a nagging suspicion that while I THINK I have the ending figured out, I really don't, and wouldn't be surprised if I was surprised by some radical new plot twists.

  3. Some good choices, particularly Midnight Run; love to see those two again. Maybe Forrest Gump needs a lot more history to happen before they can do a sequel.

  4. A sequel of Animal House would be so much fun!!

  5. Ah! Forrest Gump! I'd always remember this movie with this quote "Life is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're gonna get". With movies, that might go with it, we'll never know what we get.

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  6. Oh, I would love to see a sequel to The Usual Suspects! Great list you've got here!

  7. I would have loved to have seen a sequel to Animal House get made!