Thursday Movie Picks by Wandering through the Shelves is here again. I do apologize for skipping the gig for two consecutive weeks. The rules are simple: based on the theme of the week, pick three to five movies and share the reason. Should anyone be interested in joining in, feel free to visit the main page here.
For this week, the theme is: Remake/Sequels/Reboot you want to see, to which I pick sequel. The only reason is: you can always remake/reboot any film you think isn’t as good as it should’ve been (say Fantastic Four or Eragon). However, it takes a real film that awe-struck you to decide to finally see a sequel made out of it. Therefore, I present you some films that I want to see it continued with sequel.
For this week, I pick 5. Be careful since this post might contain some spoiler.
01. District 9 (2009) – Neil Blomkamp
Suggested sequel title: District 10
In the end of District 9, Sharlto Copley’s Wikus has turned completely into an alien form. All the ‘shrimp’ aliens are moved to the larger District 10 while the mothership has left the Earth. One of the alien has promised Wikus to return with the cure, though. A tougher life in District 10 is one to highlight, but it’s Wikus’ struggle as an outcast that matters. Will the alien keeps the promise? That will be a serious question to answer in a sequel. Sharlto Copley will reprise his role as Wikus, now as an alien; and an alien thug that becomes an antagonist is needed to spice up the drama.
02. The Breakfast Club (1985) – John Hughes
Suggested sequel title: The Breakfast Club Reunion
After the end of the detention, all 5 guys in The Breakfast Club are looking forward to meeting each other on the following weekend. Lot of things might happen around the following weeks or years. In 2020, 35 years after the original film, a reunion might do justice to them. Too long? It is. But, imagine if The Breakfast Club is about embracing youth inside, what about embracing the old age? If the original is about teen angst, now it’s about geri-angst. 5 old friends reinforces each other in their old day.
03. Let the Right One In (2008) – Tomas Alfredson
Suggested sequel title: When the Right One In
So, apparently, after Oskar leaves on a train with Eli, he has “let the right one in.” While both characters are of young age, there will be survival mission they have to face in aftermath. How both characters are bonding with each other becomes the core of the sequel, with Oskar’s state of mind as priority. Don’t you think he will regret what he did like in The Graduate? That’s the consequence when you let the right one in.
04. The Cabin in the Woods (2012) – Drew Goddard
Suggested sequel title: The Lodge on the Mountain or The Curse in the School
Oh, this one is very intriguing. A sequel isn’t exactly the correct one; it’s more of a spin-off or more. Remember that the whole thing in this film is a part of an ancient ritual? There are other rituals in other countries shown on screen, too, right? These spin-offs work with the monster ritual in other countries as in Japan or Moscow or other country in the world.
05. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)
Suggested sequel title: Tucker & Dale vs. Anything
Just get the redneck duo together. I’m up for sequels – from Tucker & Dale vs. Zombies or vs. Aliens or vs. Predator or vs. Terminator or anything. Bring the feat back together is all that matters.