Within the past few months, a lot has happened in Hollywood. Producers are planning new sequels to classic films like Raging Bull and Blade Runner, plus there’s going to be a reboot of Star Wars. This inspired today’s question: what’s your take on sequels?
I’m very uneasy about them. Sequels tend not to turn out well typically and can often be disappointing (Indiana Jones 4). The sequel to Raging Bull, now titled The Bronx Bull, is not likely to be a success since neither Martin Scorsese nor Robert De Niro is involved with the project. While Blade Runner 2 will be directed by Ridley Scott, I’m not sure he can conjure up the same magic as the original, which ended perfectly.
I’m more hopeful for Star Wars Episode VII, mostly because it’s in the hands of not George Lucas but J. J. Abrams, who has proven himself worthy of the genre through his reboot of Star Trek and Super 8. I don’t know how it will turn out, but I do think it could be potentially good.
But what’s your take?