Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Movie Meme Should Be Continued


Sidebar: I hate it when I accidentally hit the publish button too soon. Monday mornings suck sometimes.

Our question today, brought to us by The Bumbles via The Gal Herself, is all about the movies that beg for a sequel. Now on any other day, I would tell you that many times stories are best left alone. Ambiguous ending? That's OK. Leave it to our imaginations. I do not want to know what happens to Scarlett when Rhett leaves her. I don't want to know how Harry and Sally's life proceeds after they get together. But for the purposes of this exercise, I'll give it a go.

1. No Country For Old Men - Realizing that the bad guy walked off into the sunset in the book, and the movie shouldn't have taken any other approach, it would be nice to see what kind of havoc old Chigurh wreaks after his showdown with Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.

2. The Girl That Kicked The Hornet's Nest - I know this movie already is a sequel, but the world needs more Lisbeth, and sadly will never get it.

3. The Sound of Music - Little debate in the Nawrot household this morning over this one. Hubby thinks any sequel would be just bad, and he's probably right. But there is still meat on this bone when the Von Trapp family scurries over the Austrian border in the middle of the night to escape Nazis.

4. Let the Right One In - Still fresh in my mind from a recent watching, it seems that a 13 year old boy and a 12 year old vampiress, running away on a train to somewhere without parental supervision, had some potential. This is a book-to-movie adaptation, however, so the director was sticking to his guns and I appreciate that.


A weak offering, I know. This is a topic that I'll probably be pondering for weeks and refining. Do you have any additions to the list?

Now that my day has been kick-started, I'm off to spend a few hours at Universal. Hope everyone has a great President's Day!





12 comments:

Susan said...

What a fascinating life the Von Trapps have led after immigrating to the U.S. It definitely calls for a sequel.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I can't believe you don't want to know what happens to Scarlett and Rhett!!! Is it really possible you don't give a damn?

C.B. James said...

Oh, I just have to disagree with three choices. I didn't make it to the end of No Country for Old Men, so whatever. Hornet's Nest was supposed to be a series, yes. I don't really see detective series's as sequels myself.

As for the other three, no, no, no!

I think your first instinct was spot-on.

Literary Feline said...

I agree with you, Sandy. Most of the time I think sequels are unnecessary--sometimes even when they're made!

The Girl That Kicked the Hornet's Nest does seem to beg for a sequel (I haven't yet read it though so I'm just guessing). The author never meant to stop with that book so it seems only fitting there should be more.

Zibilee said...

I agree with your choice of No Country For Old Men and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Most of the time I am usually pretty unhappy with sequels, and I tend not to watch them. There are very few exceptions, but whenever I think of Grease 2, my feelings about sequels are just cemented.

caite said...

not that I want to be contrary (ok, maybe I do) but of the three I know, the first three, I am not sure I agree that I want a sequel. I like to leave things open to our own imagination, our own musing, sometimes.

heidenkind said...

I could see how a Sound of Music Sequel could work, especially if it was based off the Von Trapp's real lives. It would be darned depressing, though.

bermudaonion said...

Again, I haven't seen any of those. You need to pick movies that have come out in the last 3 years to include me.

Care said...

I can't think of any good movies that are begging for sequels, either.

Lenore said...

I've always wanted a sequel to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I just love those characters.

Alyce said...

Star Trek Nemesis, not that I want more of that particular storyline, but I want to see more Captain Picard movies. :)

Alice Teh said...

I've heard of all the movies listed here but only watched The Sound of Music. Many times.