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?
Your Breakfast Club sequel sounds funny. And true.ReplyDelete
We never did get History Part II. I wanted to see Jews in Space.
Yes! That would have been so funny:)Delete
I've seen Jews In Space. It's called Spaceballs.Delete
You laugh, but I thought Fast and Furious 65 was way cool! :) Somebody posted a trailer for it:
I saw all three of your featured movies. Like you I love those Mel Brooks comedy films and the troupe of regulars cast in them. Harvey Korman, seen in that clip, was a brilliant comic actor and his talents are missed. Shady had the hots for Molly Ringworm, too. (Her 7 kids are mine. :) Molly was Pretty In Pink and I think that movie should have sequels entitled Prettier in Pink and Prettiest in Pink. :)
Thanks, dear friend BB, and happy Thursday to you!
Oh my Too many Fast & Furious...soon it will be the Wheel Chair edition:) I do not get the fascination with Molly but to each their ownDelete
lol I like your changes to the John Hughes movies. I haven't seen the first film you chose though.ReplyDelete
That's my favourite..if you like Mel Brooks, you need to see itDelete
Ha! I think you should write some scripts. Your comedy ideas sound better than some of the crap out there.ReplyDelete
That's a nice compliment. Molly may soon be kicked off the trailer park too...poor MollyDelete
YES to the Breakfast Club sequel, I'd be first in line!ReplyDelete
I LOVE the breakfast club, I saw it on cable many many years after the fact and man what a movie.Delete
I don't think they could do a sequel though. Especially after all this time. Maybe a remake but Hollywood ends up screwing them up
Ah, yes...Hollyweird can easily screw things up but I would see a sequel, as long as they poke fun at themselvesDelete
Hi Birgit...haven't seen any of these films but as I adore Mel Brooks films I have added that to my must see list....I have watch a few remakes but have to admit to me they are rarely as good as the first...just me ...hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend xxxxxReplyDelete
You will love this Brooks film-makes me laugh. I wish you a great weekend and hope to make some cards!Delete
Interesting ideas for updates. I liked History of the World: Part One well enough but it's nowhere near my favorite Mel Brooks film. I like Molly Ringwald more than you do and really enjoyed Sixteen Candles. Jake Ryan was certainly crushable but he'd be a fly in the ointment as far as the remake went, he retired from acting a couple decades ago and is a furniture maker somewhere in Pennsylvania now. Breakfast Club was such a self contained story I never really was interested in seeing what happened to them after.ReplyDelete
Since we had multiple choice on the theme I went with the remake & sequel options. Sequel first:
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)-Sequels are tricky affairs usually a lesser shadow of the original but occasionally as with Aliens it works out well so I’m usually hopeful. Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a stylish, fast paced affair with a terrific vintage look and relaxed, enjoyable performances from the three leads and Hugh Grant as their wry boss. It didn’t perform as well as expected so this probably won’t happen which is too bad since it was a more realistic adventure with less reliance on CGI than most current actioners.
And two remakes:
I’m not much for remakes of classics, what’s the point? You can’t improve on perfection so unless a new perspective or element can be added leave well enough alone. My first is an example of adding a different element. However sometimes a good idea receives faulty execution, occasionally even the best filmmakers stumble and then I say have at it. That would be my second.
8 Women (2002)-This French musical mystery farce is a one of a kind concoction, wonderfully entertaining with a cast full of the best feminine Gallic cast of the day (Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant and Isabelle Huppert among them). It would have been hard for it to turn out better. But since women’s films and musicals are thin on the ground despite the abundance of talent available an American remake would be great to see especially since the cast runs across all adult age brackets, hell it even has a custom made role for Angela Lansbury as the matriarch.
Topaz (1969)-Every great director has a lemon in their filmography, this exercise in boredom is Alfred Hitchcock’s. Sluggish to the point of ennui and indifferently acted it was difficult to get through even once. The thing is the basic story, a Russian agent defects and during his interview tells of another supposedly friendly country’s spy ring that is selling high risk secrets to the highest bidder, is a good one and has great potential to be made into an excellent film. If the studios feel the need to remake the Master’s work than start with this fumble and not one of his successes.
Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein are better films (and The Producers) but I love this madcap farce as well. Too bad Buster Keaton wasn't alive because i could have seen him in this. The teen films are cute and I know the hottie is now a furniture maker which makes him even hotter:) I just had fun with these 2. I agree with you about classics not being remade or redone. I really enjoyed The Man From UNCLE and hope they do make another. It was very sleek and posh with classy humour. I still want to see 8 Women as it is on my list to see but I agree that this could be made in Hollywood. I watched Topaz and agree with you regarding Hitchcock's film here. It could have been so great but I think The Master of Suspense was bored with it.Delete
I liked, but didn't love, The Breakfast Club. But I would definitely make your sequel to it a "must-see."ReplyDelete
Do you have a "thing" for serial killers?
Anthony Michael Hall who was in both teen flicks playing the nerd was the lead in Dexter. Dexter, which I have not seen, is about a serial killer who somehow help the police. I was having fun with thatDelete
What has poor old Anthony Michael Hall ever done to you??!!ReplyDelete
Hahahaaa-He was the lead in Dexter-he played a serial Killer in this Tv Show. I never watched it because I don't like it when they somehow make the "hero" a serial killer...I was having funDelete
Blah, remakes should only ever be done on movies that turned out crap. That is a just cause for a remake. But as for sequels yours sound like fun picks. Not sure it would go over well with Breakfast Club though, but never know. Ferris Bueller sequel would be fun. He needs a break from work. Or a true Spaceballs sequel.ReplyDelete
I'm with The Cat.Delete
Someone picked Ferris Bueller and I almost went there...some good picks for sureDelete
I've seen all three of your picks. Your ideas for Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club are great.ReplyDelete
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Fantastic choice! I love all three of them, but I can't resist the urge to say, "Hump.... or death?" Humperdinck? :))ReplyDelete
Just don't remake them, please :)Delete
No, these can't be remade...they are too good for thatDelete
I've seen all three movies and would also enjoy a sequel to "History of the World". Hilarious!ReplyDelete
Molly Ringwald didn't thrill me either, although both films aren't bad. The Breakfast Club was more interesting, with the different character studies. I could relate to Ally Sheedy. Your sequel ideas made me laugh. You should write those screenplays! ☺
I related to...and still relate to the Ally Sheedy character before her transfer into something bland and....white.Delete
It's been years since I saw that movie and don't remember specifics. I thought she was pretty strange throughout. Time for another viewing. ☺Delete
They did a sequel to Gone with the Wind? I like your Breakfast Club sequel. Does Judd still have the diamond earring?ReplyDelete
Yup...they did do a sequel which I never watched. ..thAnkfully. No, Judd lost his earring to Bubba and is now Bubba's bitchDelete
I've seen History of the World. I like Mel Brooks although his comedy can be uneven.ReplyDelete
We will not speak of Spaceballs:)Delete
You might be on to something with those sequel ideas! ;)ReplyDelete
I didn't mind Molly Ringwald, because I thought maybe she was SPOOFING the princess types a little bit. Who knows whether she believed her own hype in real life.
You have some fun ideas!
Thank you for visiting my Quiet Country House blog. Thought I would return the visit, and I'm glad I did. You gave me some good laughs!
Thank you and I enjoyed reading your blog. Glad you like what you read.Delete
Those sequels are a hoot. Have you ever thought about writing a screen play?ReplyDelete
Oh wow....many have said that today and I never thought of it at allDelete
Maybe you should give it a go........Delete
I've never seen ANY of these films. I always considered them "chick flicks," not comedies. Maybe I didn't care for Molly Ringworm, either, but I suspect it's more the teen angst that didn't impress me. I WOULD like to see the Mel Brooks movie, though, and think a sequel would be quite fun, too.ReplyDelete
Mel Brooks film is funny and I love it. It may not be as good as Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein but it's up there with High Anxiety. I am not that much into chick flicks either but I didn't mind these teen comedies even with Ringworm who. I always thought was over-ratedDelete
Funny how both your teen comedy sequels had serial killers. I sense a theme.ReplyDelete
I always wondered about History of the World Part II. Not that I really liked Part I. I was a kid when I saw it, and I never really got the humor. I suppose I should resee it now and see how I react.
I find you either like Mel Brooks or don't. His humour I think of a burlesque and vaudvilleDelete
I picked a sequel for The Breakfast Club, too! But it's more of a reunion and, yeah, a bit philosophical. Lol. Your sequel idea for it is amazing, too! It's a comedy after all.ReplyDelete
Time to check yours out too:)Delete
You are to funny with your descriptions of the sequels :) Molly Ringworm. I'll never be able to think of her as anything else other than that from now on :) Now I'll have to google her and see what she's been up to over the years. I would like to see a sequel of any Disney movie that ends with "they lived happily ever after" because life sure doesn't end up that way, does it?ReplyDelete
I am not sure what she up to now...maybe some tv movie of the week?? Ahh Disney films...you know that most of them ended up in Divorce court:)Delete
We chose the same film, but I went for a remake instead of a sequel thinking the would examine how much has changed over 30 years.ReplyDelete
Yes! It would be interesting to see in the day and age of cell phones, selfies etc...Delete
LOL I love your Breakfast Club ideas. Especially the Brain as a serial killer and Molly Ringwald in the trailer park.ReplyDelete
I was never a big fan of 16 Candles because I thought the object of her affection was so boring. To my knowledge that actor was never in another movie and that doesn't surprise me.
Most jocks are boring because the only way they pick up a book is to make their coffee table steady so they can place their beer and chips on it. Plus their idea of culture is painting their face blue when they go to some gameDelete
I love Mel Brooks and his movies! And I've loved Harvey Korman ever since the Carol Burnett show. Both Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club are amazing too. (Your guest post on Alex's was awesome - so funny!) Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Glad you love Mel as much as I do. Thank you so much about my guest postDelete
I am still waiting for Part 2, too.ReplyDelete
I like your ideas for The Breakfast Club and 16 Candles.ReplyDelete
Michael C. Hall was Dexter.ReplyDelete
Somebody mentioned a sequel to FB's Day Off in a short story he wrote.
But yes - remake Molly R's movies with a more attractive actress. Also, Cabaret with somebody sexier than Liza M.
Three movies I have seen! Fun to read what your sequels would be about! :)ReplyDelete
I don't care for most sequels ('Back To The Future' is a huge exception) and I've probably only seen 2 remakes that I thought were quite good. Most of them are horrendous and they only get produced because Hollywood is largely out of ideas. (Hence remakes of really good old movies and stupid superhero movies.)
I tried and failed to get through '16 CANDLES' and 'THE BREAKFAST CLUB'. It's rare for me to start a movie and turn it off before the ending, but those were two examples of when that did occur.
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I don't think I've seen 16 Candles all the way through.ReplyDelete
Has Ringwald been in any recent films?
YOU have a great weekend.
I loved History of the World as well although I have forgotten most of it now so really enjoyed that sequence. The other two movies I don't know. Never been too keen on sequels and remakes. Usually they are a let down after the original.ReplyDelete
Birgit, I was never a Molly Ringwald, either. We went to the theater to see The Breakfast Club and I came away thinking it was a rather dull movie. We did see it again on Netflix in recent years and it's a slow flick but it wasn't as bad as I first thought it was. It's not a movie I'll want to see anytime again soon,though. "Sixteen Candles" we didn't see but that might be on Netflix, if so then I'll watch it while I exercise since you liked it. We did see Mel Brook's History of the World. He has some good films and really knows how to write comedy. Thanks for sharing your TMP. Hopefully, I'll return to this meme in June. Have a good week, my friend!ReplyDelete
You either "get" Mel Brooks or you don't. People were walking out of Blazing Saddles and I was holding my sides, so we've had similar experiences. I'm also a Monty Python fan and the same thing applies.ReplyDelete
As to Molly R. I skipped her movies.
I haven't seen these, so hilarious to see this hot stuff in films decades later. Mel Brooks is a good laugh, imagine his mother is Irish and a very short women, so short she can walk under a coffee table with a high hat on!ReplyDelete
I've seen #1,and bits of #2. Not a fan of Molly. Had to laff at your sequel ideas though! Spot on I bet. #3 is one I've heard about, but not watched. Some of these Hollywood kids of that era, annoy me enough that I won't watch stuff that they are in! Not a fan of Gimmee either. But I had fun reading your post and I like "It's Good to be the King". That quote has come in very apt at times! TFS & Hugs (Oh yeah, I see someone mentioned Blazing Saddles...probably my fav of ALL the Brooks films. Still enjoy rewatching it). TFS Hope you don't get a lot of bad weather from this last (hopefully) winter storm.ReplyDelete
Years ago, there was a blogfest in which we picked our top 10 favorite movies. Breakfast Club made my list. It's superb. And I agree, there needed/needs to be at least one more History of the World. It was hilarious.ReplyDelete
As far as sequels: Star Wars, Star Trek and Indiana Jones. And I think they're all in the works. yay.ReplyDelete
I've seen Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. I especially love The Breakfast Club. I watch it about once a year. I also like Pretty in Pink. :)ReplyDelete
Ha! I don't even want to make my own after reading yours. I love your Breakfast Club sequel idea. I mean, it's not QUITE as hilarious as Hitler On Ice!, but it's damn close enough for me. ;)ReplyDelete
I don't know about remakes, but there are definitely films we have to go rewatch every now and then. One is Casablanca. Serenity is another. (Joss Wheden.) Princess Bride. One Crazy Summer. I should stop right there.ReplyDelete