10 Movies That Actually Deserve A Sequel
Is it me or do movie companies always seem to sell out and make sequels for films that should never have been given the light of day?
From Men In Black II, to Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen and Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Hollywood should be really ashamed of some of the truly awful follow ups that they’ve pumped out over the years.
On the flip side of that – there’s absolutely loads of films that are worthy of sequels – and we’d love nothing more than jumping right back into the action to see where our favourite movie titles left off.
These are just a few movies that should get the sequel treatment – I’ve even offered plot ideas for a potential next instalment, so if any you out there work in the film industry and fancy giving me a job, feel free to do so.
(Just warning you so you know, there are some SPOILER ALERTS that follow.)
Plot: Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Dale (John C. Reilly) star as the giant man babies forced to move in together and get along after their parents remarry. What ensues is a hilarious series of events including the two setting up their own entertainment company, starring in a rap video and attending the “fuckin’ Catalina Wine Mixer!”
Sequel: After their rapping efforts on Boat N Hoes, Brennan and Dale are signed to a record label where they hit the big time despite the fact they now hate each other after Dale slept with Brennan’s wife. The two feuding (step) siblings set off on a huge US stadium tour to perform their hits, whilst being forced to share a tour bus and live in close proximity once again.
Plot: When a group of miniature Martians steal talent from the best basketball players in the world and threaten the existence of the Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the cartoon gang enlist the help of NBA superstar, Michael Jordan to help them overcome their foe in a basketball game for the ages.
Sequel: Lebron James and a whole host of NBA stars are forced to team up with the Looney Tunes when alien life threatens the fate of the Earth. Together they must slam dunk their way through an inter-galactic basketball tournament to come out victorious and save our world.
Plot: Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) stars as two hapless high-school teenagers who attempt to lose their virginities at a house party before they graduate for college. Sounds awfully familiar…
Sequel: Slater (Bill Hader) and Michaels (Seth Rogen) go back to police school where their behaviour causes absolute mayhem. Whilst there though, the two uncover unprecedented levels of corruption in the force, including a huge drug smuggling scandal that turns out to be headed by none other than McLovin’.
Plot: Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn star as a pair of womanizers who capitalise on strangers’ weddings by picking up the various women in attendance and having sex with them.
Sequel: Legendary crash mentor Chazz Reinhold (Will Ferrell) continues to disrupt funerals in an attempt to bed women. During one service, he meets and falls in love with a woman and must give up his old ways, but not before he educates a group of budding men on the secrets of pulling off a successful crash.
Plot: A reclusive CEO of a hi-tech company recruits one of his young computer programmers to test out his highly advanced, and beautiful android, installed with an unparalleled level of Artificial Intelligence.
Sequel: Humanoid Ava builds and leads an army of humanoids against humans and brings about the (near)destruction of mankind. Her and her humanoid kind decide to keep a select few as house slaves, forcing them to do anything they desire, including sexual favours. When Ava falls in love with one of her male human slaves, he manipulates her in order to escape and rally the remaining humans together and defeat their artificially intelligent masters.
Plot: Borat – played by Sacha Baron Cohen – is a Kazakh journalist unaccustomed to Western traditions, who travels across the United States meeting many of its inhabitants where he ultimately ends up pursuing the love of his life – Pamela Anderson.
Sequel: Borat becomes a Kazakh diplomat where he must travel the world, meeting other prominent figures and improving relations with other countries, whilst simultaneously promoting his own glorious nation of Kazakhstan and dating Pamela Anderson.
The Other Guys
Plot: A buddy cop movie featuring mild-mannered accountant Allen (Will Ferrell) and hot-headed Terry (Mark Wahlberg) who must come together to uncover the truth behind a multi-million pound embezzlement plot by billionaire Sir David Ershon (Steve Coogan).
Sequel: Detectives Allen and Terry are assigned to a new case – this time – it’s the mysterious death of a prominent political figure murdered during a live, televised speech. As they discover the homicide has links to the mob, Terry is kidnapped and the case is left to the clueless Allen to not only get to the bottom of the murder, but find his partner too. Either that or a movie about the exploits of Gator (Allen’s former name during his days as a pimp).
Shaun Of The Dead
Plot: In this horror comedy, Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) play two best mates caught up in a zombie apocalypse as they try to navigate their way across London whilst protecting Shaun’s mum, girlfriend and stepfather.
Sequel: Shaun and the zombie Ed must travel and fight across a post apocalyptic world to the origin of zombie folklore – Haiti – to de-zombify Ed and return him back to his human form. As a zombie, Ed serves as a Blade style superhuman figure to fight off hoards of the undead in his quest to be human again.
Plot: Gym owning rivals Peter LaFleur (Vince Vaughn) and White Goodman (Ben Stiller) compete in a winner-takes-all dodgeball tournament when Stiller’s corporate fitness chain tries to acquire Vaughn’s simple gym for average joes.
Sequel: Average Joe’s is threatened by an even larger corporate threat than the one posed by Globo Gym. Facing being put out of business, LaFleur must team up with old foe Goodman (who has managed to shed the weight he put on at the end of the first movie) to take down this new common enemy the only way they know how – Dodging, Ducking, Dipping, Diving, and Dodging in a Dodgeball tournament.
Plot: A painfully awkward, cringe worthy, and hilarious film, Napolean Dynamite tells the story of a socially inept schoolkid (Jon Heder) who must navigate the murky waters of being a high school nerd and getting bullied for it.
Sequel: Ten years after the events of the first film, Napoleon has completely reinvented himself and is now a multi-millionaire stock broker on the New York stock exchange who loves nothing more than working out, sniffing coke, and having lots of sex. Although this sounds a lot like The Wolf Of Wall Street, I can assure you it’s totally different, as Napoleon eventually loses everything and is forced to become a full time backing dancer.
Can you think of any other sequels that need making and their plots? Let us know in the comments below!
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