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The Last Jedi Box Office Predictions (No Movie Spoilers Please)

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On 1/10/2018 at 4:27 PM, Brundlefly said:

It's because a two films is in many cases the perfect number where it should stop. Fans liked the first film, so you give them a second one which is a bit different. The third film has usually some signs of fatigue and a lack of ideas. There are many examples of films that work well as duos.

 

The Godfather + The Godfather Part II

Jurassic Park + The Lost World

Gremlins + Gremlins 2

Home Alone + Home Alone 2

Terminator + Terminator 2

28 Days Later + 28 Weeks Later

Kill Bill Vol. 1 + Kill Bill Vol. 2

Trainspotting + T2 Trainspotting

Blade Runner + Blade Runner 2049

Batman + Batman Returns

 

None of these examples would have/has taken benefit from a third film.

 

I actually think most of those films don't work as duos, and should have stopped with one. In fact I'd say the Godfather, Terminator, Batman and Kill Bill (which is really one movie) are the only good examples of a second film complementing and even completing the story begun in the first.  And Batman is borderline (admitted I haven't seen 28 days or its follow up, nor Trainspotting 2). 

 

You could add Alien/Aliens to this list.  Though while Aliens is an excellent movie, it didn't demand a sequel the way say Godfather or Terminator did. In any event, anything after the second movie is wholly unnecessary (sorry Thor).

 

TLW, Gremlins 2 and Home Alone 2 are completely unnecessary, and inferior, sequels.

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The alien franchise is a tetralogy!

 

5 hours ago, Nick1066 said:

TLW, Gremlins 2 and Home Alone 2 are completely unnecessary, and inferior, sequels.

Inferior? - Hell yes!

Completely unnecessary? - No, because it's so refreshingly different and sets and end to the thematic, but it could have been more ambitious (for the first example), and not completely, because it was fun to see them make fun of and exaggerate the topics of the first films (for the two following examples).

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1 hour ago, publicist said:

Gremlins 2 for the win! Definitely a better watch than the first (score included).

 

It beats the living crap out of the original, any day.

 

 

 

DIE HARD + DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE (skip the turd of a second film).

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Not even the sexy (in a milf kind of way) Bonnie Bedelia, and the always-classy Franco Nero could save DH2.

I'm really surprised to see Stuart Baird's name on this; it doesn't feel like a SB-edited film.

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