Hey! Great news, Mrs. Doubtfire fans. 21 years later, a sequel is finally in the works: http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Mrs-Doubtfire-2-Works-42606.html
It will follow in the rich tradition of Basic Instinct 2, Blues Brothers 2000, Escape from L.A, and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights – as sequels that were released after over a decade had passed since the original graced the big screen. Here are some notable others…
The Evening Star, sequel to Terms of Endearment, released 13 years later.
The Two Jakes, sequel to Chinatown, released 16 years later.
An American Werewolf in Paris, sequel to An American Werewolf in London, released 16 years later.
The Rage: Carrie II, sequel to Carrie, released 22 years later.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, sequel to Wall Street, released 22 years later.
Psycho II, sequel to Psycho, released 22 years later.
The Odd Couple II, sequel to The Odd Couple, released 29 years later.
And here are some sequels either rumoured to be in the works, in production, or coming soon to a theater near you…
Bad Santa 2 (11 years later)
Beetlejuice 2 (16 years later)
Blade Runner 2 (22 years later)
Dumb and Dumber To (20 years later)
Goonies 2 (29 years later)
Independence Day 2 (18 years later)
Rounders 2 (26 years later)
Shakespeare in Love 2 (16 years later)
Top Gun 2 (28 years later)
Trainspotting 2 (18 years later)
Triplets (sequel to Twin – 26 years later)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2 (26 years later)
Zoolander 2 (13 years later)
Which one are you looking forward to the least?
The afore-mentioned lists got me thinking about some of the great movies that REALLY need sequels. Dear Hollywood, if they’re not already in the works, might I suggest:
The Sixth Sense 2: The Seventh Sense
Apocalypse Now 2: I Love the Smell of Napalm at Night Too!
Forrest Gump 2: Still Running
Casablanca 2: Play It Again, Sam
Better Off Dead 2: I Want my Two Dollars! Plus Interest! Which Would Now Make it About Two Fifty!
A Few Good Men: You Couldn’t Handle the Truth So We Apportioned it over Two Movies
Titanic 2: My Heart Still Going On
On the Waterfront 2: The Contender
Taxi Driver 2: Are You STILL Talkin’ to Me?
Field of Dreams 2: If You Produce It, They Will Come
Gone With the Wind: Tomorrow is Another Movie
Citizen Kane 2: Charlie and Rosebud, the Early Years
Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with…Inquisition!
Clip show alert! Clip show alert! Alas, the notion of the money-saver was completely lost on Akemi who, partway through Inquisition, turned to me, brow furrowed and remarked: “Just replaying parts of episodes we’ve already seen.” Well, yes. That’s the point of the clip show, the high point of any season. It’s a very special episode that, in its short run time, manages to pack in all of the very best of what has come before. It’s like a bowlful of only the red skittles. That have passed, undigested through the alimentary canal of an Asian palm civet cat.
Apparently, they don’t do that sort of thing in Japan.
Surprisingly, however, this episode went over quite well, owing to the fact that many of these repeat clips were actually new to Akemi who missed seasons 2 through 4. Plenty of “oohs” and “aaahs” throughout those amazing space battles.
“Toby!” she called when actor Thobias Slezak – and occasional guest to our home during the football season – showed up on screen. Although it was, I thought, a sizeable enough appearance, she was somewhat disappointed: “Toby’s part is very small again [a reference to his turn as the doomed Peter in SGU’s Visitation]. Too small!”
And a minor quibble for the prop department. She hated the glasses Woolsey and Sheppard were drinking whisky out of at episode’s end because we own those very same glasses and it shattered the illusion: “Same glass as you are drinking almond milk out of.”
Overall, even though she had a hard time following (and I had an equally hard time explaining): “I liked it. I was happy to see so much computer graphics. I liked the fact it summarized everything because I missed so many episodes.” And, she’s up to date!