In this day and age of sequels( Fast and Furious 65) and reboots and remakes, it's actually refreshing when I see something original. Now this week, I have to think of 3 films I would love to see be redone or have a sequel to. Most of the films I love, I would not want to see anything more. They actually did a sequel to Gone With The Wind starring Timothy Dalton....anyone see it?? I have one film that I would love to see a sequel to while the other 2 I am having fun with. Head on over to the Brain child of TMP, Wandering Through The Shelves, to see what the other film nuts have chosen( I say nuts in the most complementary manner). Here are my 3...
1. HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART 1-1981
I love Mel Brooks and have seen almost all of his films. When I saw this fun film in the theatre and watched a few people walk out at the very beginning while I was laughing so hard I thought I would die, I knew I would love this flick. You travel through time from Ancient Rome to King Louis the 16th( I love my people...Pull! It's Good to be the King!) Madeline Kahn as a sex starved roman queen picking out which stud will be good for her always makes me laugh. So when I saw what would be in History of the World Pat 2, I waited in anticipation for the sequel which never came. I mean, who wouldn't want to see, "Hitler...On Ice!" I am hoping that, one day, a sequel will be made.
2. SIXTEEN CANDLES-1984
So, Molly Ringworm, I mean Ringwald was THE gal of the 1980's in the teen movies usually directed by John Hughes. I am not a fan of this chick and always felt she was like those popular gals in high school who thought she was all that....whatever That is. This film is about her turning 16 but, due to her sister's wedding and all the relatives coming in that weekend she turns 16, her parents have forgotten her birthday. She is uprooted from her bedroom and must sleep in her younger brother's bedroom. She also has the love pangs for the hottest guy in school but feels she has no chance while a dorky kid (Anthony Michael Hall) has the hots for her. It's actually a pretty funny film that I do enjoy watching mainly for all the other characters except her. I think my favourite is the Foreign exchange student who is now considered politically incorrect but I don't care...he is funny. Now my sequel, would have Ringworm as the parent with her son turning sweet 16 but she doesn't notice that he has the hots for the most popular boy in school. Her husband, the hot guy, is too stupid to realize she is having an affair with the dorky guy who is a serial killer. Their older daughter is getting married and is a meth addict and the Asian kid comes to back to visit who is now a successful business man and a millionaire. Yes, this would be a comedy
3. THE BREAKFAST CLUB-1985
I think most of us have seen this huge teen coming of age comedy. This was a huge success and started the careers of these kids who became known as the brat pack ( along with Rob Lowe, Gimme Moore, plus others). These 5 kids have to serve detention on a Saturday for things they did that was considered wrong. The teacher looking over them is a dick who loves to do a little power tripping. We get to know these 5 kids -the Brain, the Athlete, the Criminal, the Princess and the Basket Case. We find out more about these kids as human beings not just their titles and why they ended up in detention. Even though I found Judd Nielsen' s character annoying with his poor Me status, I enjoyed how well this was written and how the teens have to deal with all the angst surrounding them. In my sequel, the Princess(Molly Ringworm) lives in a trailer park with her 7 kids while her hubby, the criminal( Judd Nelson) is serving time for armed robbery. The athlete( Emilio Esteves) works as a gas attendant knowing his glory days were when he was in high school. The Brain is now a teacher by day, serial killer by night and the Basket Case is a famous actress who is a millionaire. Yup, it's a comedy.
What films would you like to see again in either as sequel, remake or reboot?