Friday, September 5, 2008

Attack of the Sequels: Monster-Mania!

In a past feature, I wrote about how Hollywood seems to be running dry when it comes to the original movie department. Last night, while talking politics and such with a friend (talking about Sarah Palin jokes, how Jamie Lynne Spears sent Palin's 17-year old pregnant daughter some baby gift), we were talking about how great of a movie Juno was, and how it was the only movie we could both think of that had a great trailer, and how the movie met our expectations. We discussed how for most movie trailers, they either make us not want to see the movie, or how movie trailers usually exceed our expectations for the actual movie (which usually end up sucking). Oddly, we then came to the conclusion that the reason why Juno might've been a great movie was because it was original, compared to the many remakes and sequels of the recent years.

And of course, more classic movie series are being sequel'ed:

Who You Gonna Call?
Columbia Pictures is getting serious about scaring up a new installment of its blockbuster "Ghostbusters" franchise. The studio has set "The Office" co-exec producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to write a script for a film designed to bring back together the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson. (

Guess Who's Coming To A Screen Near You?
Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form have been set by New Line to relaunch the movie series centered on the iconic killer [Freddy Kreuger], who haunts the dreams of teenagers and kills them in their sleep. The trio will create a new franchise based on Wes Craven’s 1984 film “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” (


sang said...

I might see the new and improved Ghpst Buster. . . . maybe just for the intro song.

As for Freddy? prob. not.

I don't recall ever seeing the trailer for Juno, then again I was at school and didn't watch Tv.