14 Movies That Deserve a Sequel
There are too many sequels made for films that are unworthy, and too few made for films that are begging for a continuation of the story line. Sadly — as it is in every industry — success is measured by the bottom line over critical acclaim. Through the years, there have been several films that have cried out for more adventure, or a new adventure with beloved characters, and we’re here today to honor those films. You’re here to read which ones they are. So, here ya go. 14 of ’em.
From the days of Val Kilmer’s badassery, there came a little fantasy gem entitled, Willow. This film starred Warwick Davis, Kilmer and a totally crushable Joanne Whalley, who went on to become Val Kilmer’s wife, and the mother of his children. Yeah. She was smokin’ hot in Willow. The film itself was full of sorcerers, wizards, magic, sword fights, long-haired heroes, dwarf farmers, stunts, fairly poor FX, but total perfection for 1988. This came at the height of Val Kilmer’s popularity, just a couple years from his turn as Iceman in Top Gun. The ideology of the most evil was destroyed in Willow, but the story line was set up perfectly for a sequel to be made when the baby, Elora Danan — the intrusion of the world’s stasis — would be an adult, and some manifestation of evil would return. We’re ready for it!
13. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
This is not a long shot; this is a completely improbable shot. We’ll stop short of saying impossible, but that’s likely the realm of continuation for this story. To begin, the genius writer, producer, director, John Hughes, passed away, and he was the heart and soul of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. But thinking about the potential of another day off in the life of Ferris? There are so many ways this could be done. If something miraculous ever happens, the tonality must remain the same. It must be shot on film, in the similar, simplistic style of the first film. And Ed Rooney has to be in the mix. Maybe Ferris skips out on a big meeting at work, and grabs his kid from school for the greatest skip day ever? Or he bumps into Sloane Peterson, who is recently divorced, and they holler at Cameron for another wild adventure?