Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The neverending cycle of movie sequels

I loved Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Okay, maybe Indy is pushing 70, but did you see him climb those crates in that warehouse like a caffeinated monkey? Running from bad guys, riding motorcycles through the halls of academia, swinging from his whip and beating the crap out of of the villains - it just doesn't get any better. I hope to be in as good a shape as Ford when I'm 67.
But the point is, the movie rocked, in my opinion. Maybe the aliens were a bit cheesy, but seriously, is there an Indy movie that isn't? Isn't cheesiness the quality that makes it so much fun? Seriously, you can't take that stuff seriously.

That leads me to another sequel near and dear to my heart - The Chronicles of Riddick. Apparently not as popular as the original, Pitch Black, but a kick-ass movie nonetheless. I'm hoping for some more Riddick movies, which I believe are on the way. I expect it to be even better than the last. Vin is over 40 now, but he still looks like the schizzle.

I wouldn't mind it if they made another Laura Croft movie. I liked the first one best, but who gets tired of watching Angelina Jolie running around in skimpy outfits, shooting huge guns and kick-boxing bad guys in the teeth? Not me. There are two movies so far, and I'm voting for a third.

Just watched the new Star Trek again for the third time. I can't get enough of that movie and I hope there are many more to come. Putting the crew in an alternate universe on a different timeline from the original Trek was a stroke of genius. Now they can do anything and say, "Well, they're in an alternate universe, so we don't have to stick to the original story." The Trouble with Tribbles will never happen, though, and that's just a shame. But they all still ended up on the Enterprise. It's like it was meant to be, no matter which universe they're in. And maybe they can run into Khan again!

I wouldn't mind too much if George Lucas decided to go ahead and make a new series of Star Wars movies, with all the original cast in the future. They're all older now, so it would work. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher - I say bring 'em all back for three more movies. It would be awesome! Throw in some younger stars, of course, to appeal to the younger set. Come on George, what do you say?

I'm ready for some more sequels!