This got me thinking about my top 5 list of movies that would be utterly ruined if a sequel was made. Even if you got all the same actors, the same writers, the same directors. Even if the concept and the storyline was utterly flawless. Even if you sent Scarlett Johannsen over to my house with the DVD and had her make a mac & cheese dinner and give me a backrub while I watched it - it would still suck.
Obviously, there aren't a lot of movies like this out there. But I wracked my brain to come up with my top 5, in no particular order:
- The Usual Suspects
- Field of Dreams
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Wizard of Oz
- Shindler's List
Note that the list contains only movies that I actually enjoyed watching the first time. Sure, it'd be easy to make a sequel to Serendipity - but who would want to?
Any others? Tell you what, if you name a movie in the comments I'll put together a plot summary of the sequel as a literary exercise. It'll give me something to do this weekend. But no using movies that have already had sequels made - that'd be too easy.
* Even if it is a parody
** Now that he knows he's dead