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If it's based on a TV show, just don't go. After Roman numeral 2, give it a rest. If it's a remake of a classic, rent the classic!—Jay Sherman, The Critic
"Now, I want you to imagine something with me. Imagine a world where sequels are banned. Would this not be a beautiful place? Sure, we'd miss out on genuinely good sequels like Thief 2 or Half Life 2, but I think that is a small price to pay. Every story would have to be fresh, and the writers would have to work extra hard to make the characters likable. With no sequels, there are no franchises, less fandom, so the nerds will go off and become doctors and scientists and rid the world of all known diseases. Best of all, endings would have to have some fucking closure."—Ben Yahtzee Croshaw
"I, the Sequelizer, can make an infinite number of copies of myself -- although each is only 50% as powerful as the one before..."—Troy McClure as the Sequelizer, "The Final Collision!", Bartman #3
The old joke goes as follows: What is the best golf movie of all-time? Caddyshack. What is the worst golf movie of all-time? Caddyshack II.
Ramada: "Oh, Topper. I tried to stay away. I thought I was never going to see you again... that you were out of my life. But it's a sequel. I had to come."Topper: "Do you have any idea what the critics will say? 'Same warmed-over characters...'"
—Hot Shots! Part Deux
"Why is the sequel never equal?"—On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?"
Mike: Before your favorite franchises were afflicted with "Godfather's Syndrome" and let you down with number three in the trilogy...Mike: ...The Matrix was there, boldly flaunting convention, and sucking in part two!
Bill: Pirates of the Caribbean!
Bill the Lab Guy: Wait, you can't. Not just for me, but for the love of science, the love of knowledge, the love of...sequels.Narrator: Not nearly the end!
Captain: Sequels? Cancel that order, Gunner. We've got a franchise to protect!
The Action League: YAY!!!!!!
Mickey: Come on Randy, with all due respect, the killer obviously patterned himself after two serial killers who have been immortalized on film.Randy: "Stab 2"? Who'd want to do that? Sequels suck!
Film Class Guy #1: Thank you!
Artsy Teacher: Are you suggesting that someone's trying to make a real life sequel?
"Here we go again. Again."—Tugg Speedman, in the trailer for Scorcher VI, Tropic Thunder