So I have noticed that in recent times there have been a few movies that have started making sequels and prequels after like 20 years… Some of them have been pretty decent, some of them have not… But, and I don’t know why this is, but it seems like some of them don’t really seem to capture the magic that the brilliant originals had.
Now in some cases it is just that they for whatever reason they add a character that just doesn’t seem to work, ‘JarJar Binks’ Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999)… Sometimes it seems as though they just decide to completely fuck up a sequel by basically making it a duplicate movie from the original… Largely new Star Trek 2…
But… You know, some times they do seem to do it write… A great example is Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D (2013)!
Now here is where they seemed to pretty much universally do it right! What I mean by this is that this movie reconnected the original series and retconned the crap sequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)… And although they retconned some good stuff to… They mostly brought the series back to basics in a way that was realistic and enjoyable!
And for one that so far has not worked out the way it should no matter how many times they do this, for some reason is, ‘Star Wars’!
Ok, so alot of people really did not like the preqeuls (despite the addition of JarJar Binks, I actually thought the series was pretty good.) Never-the-less… The Star Wars prequels were never really very well received… And for pretty solid reason niether has the new series by most of the diehard Star Wars fans.
I mean it seems like Disney is just consistently managing to fuck up a franchise that should be pretty easy to keep going and keep going well! Instead they replaced the, ‘Empire’ with the, ‘First Order’… Which seems like a pretty pointless change… considering evertything about the First Order is basically the Empire… And it is like they have decided for some reason to kill some one else from the original Star Wars films in every new sequel in such a way as to piss off the fans!
I mean it is not hard people! There is an entire expanded universe… If you just followed the books word for word…. You could have had an almost unlimted number of amazing, epic sequels, and each one of them would have been better than the previous!
I am just gonna say it… Until modern cinema can stop mostly fucking up these classics, that the original is just straight better!