As I watched Superbowl
XXXVIII and saw ads for Terminator 3, Badboys 2, Return of Charlie's
Angels, and Son of the Matrix, I wondered how far this sequel thing
can go. Hell even the Whitehouse is running the second installment
of "Bush vs. Hussein."
I heard in this
one George Bush jumps over a shark tank with a jet ski.
Where are the
wait for Batman 15! Oooh boy!
Mad Max and Rocky
are back. Both Sylvester Stallone and Mel Gibson are reprising the
roles that made them famous. Rocky VI will feature many familiar
elements with a contemporary twist. Running up the steps of the
Philadelphia Museum of Art will be replaced by an escalator ride
and instead of fighting Mr. T, he's fighting Mr. Burns from the
it me or do Burn and Smithers look a lot like Strom Thurmond and
The lesser talented
Stallone, brother Frank who recorded "Eye of the Tiger" for Rocky
III will also be part of this aging franchise by singing the new
title track, "Bladder of the Goose."
Maybe Rockbo Stallone
is just in it for the money, but what's with Mel Gibson? I hope
this Madder Max film doesn't prevent him from releasing Lethal Weapon
14 in time for the summer.
Other aging stars
can reprise their roles too! Clint Eastwood can update the Dirty
Harry series with the film, Soiled Harry and Charleton Heston can
redo The 10 Commandments. This time he'll cover more than just the
10 commandments, incorporating information about the 4th amendment,
the right for "god fearing" folks to carry a gun to kill eachother.
I'm sure the changes
would help the story move along. The old version was over 3 hours
long, but when you say, "let my people go" while carrying a 357
magnum, people get going.
Paul Newman, who
already won an academy award for reprising the role of Fast Eddie
in the film The Color of Money, could do a second reprisal with
The Color of my Stool Sample. Christopher Reeve could do an update
to Superman. . . called Supertram. Or is that a bit over the top?