26.02.2021

If Hollywood asks, these movies desperately need sequels

You know what makes me sad? Every day, it seems like a nostalgic movie from my childhood is getting rebooted for the latest generation, or a shitty movie that I didn’t even bother to check out, is getting yet another sequel and some of the best movies of all time, don’t have a sequel to call their own.

These movies need a sequel stat, according to this Ranker list, and I don’t disagree.

18) Dredd

This one fucking needs a sequel asap. It’s a shame that didn’t do well at the box office because it was a stellar movie. I need to see more Karl Urban kicking ass with a scowl. Hopefully those rumours about a streaming series are true.

17) ET the Extra-Terrestrial

People have been asking Spielberg for a sequel to this my entire life. He actually did write one, but it was too dark. Maybe now, he’s softened up enough to maybe have ET come back to help an adult Elliot with something? Or maybe Gertie needs help. Drew Barrymore can use the work.

16) Bridesmaids

Personally, I think this was lighting a bottle, and a sequel wouldn’t live up to expectations (much like The Hangover sequels. But, I’d be curious to see what they’d come up with.

15) Office Space

Not sure where a sequel could go, but it’d be nice to catch up with the gang from Initech and see if Milton is any less insane.

14) District 9

Given how this one ended, a sequel must be in the cards. Neill Blomkamp has shared the intel that he’s got an idea for the sequel, but no details on when it’ll happen, or if.

13) Serenity

Given that Firefly only lasted a season, and the film barely got made, there aren’t very high hopes for a sequel. But guaranteed, fans would flock to the box office, if there was one.

12) Hancock

The first one was a refreshing take on the superhero genre. Let’s see what else Hancock and Mary can do.

11) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

There’s a whole franchise built around the Douglas Adam’s book, so why not milk it for more material?

10) Inside Out

Riley’s got a lot more growing up to do, so it’d be pretty cool to follow her emotions as she goes through puberty and her teens, not to mention adulting.

9) Galaxy Quest

Admittedly, this won’t be the same without Alan Rickman, but a sequel to this insane comedy has been thrown around with a “next generation” sort of vibe.

8) Zootopia

After building such a rich world, we definitely want to see more of these guys.

7) The Nightmare Before Christmas

This Halloween/Holiday classic needs to be continued. There was a pseudo-sequel in video game form, but that doesn’t count. We need more Jack Skellington.

6) Hocus Pocus

Not sure if I agree that this needs a sequel, but it’s my list and apparently some want to see the Sanderson sisters return.

5) The Fifth Element

While it was met with mixed feelings when it hit the box office, it’s become a cult classic over time. Now, we all want to know what happened with Dallas and LeeLoo after the previous one.

4) Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

I know for a fact that a third one won’t happen. Guillermo Del Toro has moved on, and a reboot is about to hit theatres.

But goddamn it, GDT’s version requires a trilogy, and he was saving the best or last. Here’s hoping the reboot fails and he gets his chance.

3) The Goonies

This childhood favourite needs a sequel, with the kids of the OG Goonies going on an adventure and dragging their parents into it. Sean Astin is interested.

2) Spaceballs

If they can keep on churning out Star Wars sequels, they can do one for this. As of 2017, there are rumours, but without John Candy, it’ll be bittersweet.

1) Beetlejuice

There’s rumours that a sequel is being written, but what’s so hard about giving us more of the “ghost with the most?”

Make this happen.

Umm….yeah… if you could make these sequels…

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