Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Some 'Should Be' Sequels

Each year you can hear the grumblings of movie-goers who are upset, saying, 'It's the summer of sequels.'

I don't know if 2013 is the summer of sequels, but July certainly seems to be. Despicable Me 2 is dominating the box office. Grown Ups 2 fell flat at theatres and even flatter with the critics after opening last week. Red 2 is coming this Friday and The Smurfs 2 will be out at the end of the month.

Sometimes it is annoying to see sequel after sequel on the posters in the hallways of the movie theatres. However, some characters and stories deserve several installments.

How anyone decided that Grown Ups was one of them is beyond me, but there are a few sequels that I'm still waiting on. Take a look at my list of some 'should be' sequels.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

After Nicholas Cage proved he could draw with the two National Treasure movies, he took on the role of a mentoring wizard in The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

The movie did make money, but only because of the foreign gross. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice made $63 million in the U.S. and $152 million in other countries, making the worldwide total $215 million.

The budget for the film was $150 million.