Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Remakes and "Squeakquels"

When it comes to film sequels, the one thing that happens quite often is the sequel will be a complete disaster compared to the first in the series. Let's hope this doesn't happen with the following movies...

One upcoming movie for the next few months is Saw VI. Now, I don't know about the rest of the world, but for me, the Saw trilogy has gone as far as it can possibly go. I was an avid watcher of the series up until Saw IV, which I think was far too complicated for a horror/thriller movie. The Saw series really has branched out into new realms of cinema and will go down in history, but I think 4 is more than enough, and I can only imagine that this upcoming film will be a colossal waste of time. Saw VI in cinemas October 23.

Another movie I didn't expect there to be a remake or sequel of is Tron. My father introduced me - or should i say 'tried to' introduce me - to this film when I was younger, and as I've only seen it once, I can't make too much of a comment apart from I've always thought of this film as one of those films that everyone seems to have watched at some point in their life. From what i've seen trailer-wise, Tron Legacy looks like a must see. Tron Legacy is out early 2010.

And now a film sequel for the kids, and in a way, I think many people can enjoy this movie, sadly I'm not one of them. The sequel im talking about is Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. No, thats not a typo, they really have made a second one, and just in time for a christmas film as this comes out in late December 2009. Hopefully it will be an improvement on the first movie, but lets not get our hopes up!

Now the movie I'm most excited about. Actually, excited is a bit of a stretch. More anxious as this could completely ruin the original. Disney have finally run out of ideas and decided to start making films that they've already done before. Alice in Wonderland is the movie I'm talking about. I assume everyone has seen the original cartoon film, but this isn't cartoon, which in a way, could make it better, especially as it's directed by Tim Burton of all people. Cast your minds back to Johnny Depp butchering the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake. I'm really hoping Disney doesn't make the same mistake, although they've cast him in this film too, I think as the mad hatter, but not sure if that's rumour or not. It might be a long time to wait for this film as it's not released until March 2010 but keep your eyes peeled around that time, as I think this will definitely be worth a watch.

Until next time.

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