Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Thursday Movie Pick: Remakes, Reboots, & Sequels of Films You'd Want to See
For the second week of March of 2017 as part of the Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer of Wandering through the Shelves. We venture into the often polarizing idea of sequels, reboots, and remakes but of films that never had one. There are so many that can have one of those but either it’s often a letdown or it’s something else entirely. This is about films that I want to see as I’m going to list a couple of films that could’ve had sequels that are either in development hell or just scrapped.
1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
For anyone that has followed the world of film and what has been going on is probably aware that any chances for a third Hellboy film is not going to happen. It’s sad because the second film wasn’t just a sequel that was better than its predecessor but it’s also a film that manages to be so much more than just a typical summer blockbuster. It’s very funny, it’s got loads of dazzling effects that mixes practical and CGI, it’s full of excitement, and it has characters you care about. Guillermo del Toro definitely needs to make another one I’m sure there’s fans that want to know what Hellboy, Liz, Abe, and the rest of the gang are doing saving humanity from evil. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy Hellboy and Abe listening to Barry Manilow while drinking beer?
2. El Topo
El Topo is a film that definitely helped created the wave of the midnight movies as it’s a very strange western that doesn’t play by the rules. Yet, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s cult classic still has the ability to shock not just in its approach to violence but also in going completely left field in what Jodorowsky wanted to do. For years, Jodorowsky has been wanting to make a sequel called Sons of El Topo as a comic of that story has been released. Yet, it’s very unlikely that a sequel to El Topo would be made but I’m sure if there’s someone willing to spend a lot of money just to see that. It will be awesome.
3. Leon: The Professional
Luc Besson’s 1994 film is definitely one of the finest action films ever made. Not only is it a film that introduced audiences to Natalie Portman but also career-defining performances from Jean Reno and Gary Oldman. There has been rumors about a sequel devoting entirely to Portman’s character of Mathilda. That would be a film that I’m sure many would see where Mathilda has become an assassin and kills people for a living while dealing with aspects of her past. Portman has stated that she would do it only if Luc Besson would direct the film.
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