5 most wanted sequels

Back to the Future IIIThere are two kinds of people in the world; those who love sequels, and those who don’t. I love sequels (though not all sequels are good). Yes, I’m shallow, but still, I love the character/plot development possibilities that sequels brings.

The following is a personal compilation of the movies I really really really wanted a sequel for. Sometimes I got it, sometimes I didn’t. Sometimes the sequel was worth waiting for, sometimes not. But nevertheless, my memory of movies takes me to about 5 films that I looked forward to (will look forward to) to see the sequel.

1. “Back to the Future” series

When I first saw Back to the Future as a child, I was enamored by the story and shocked and excited when it ended with “To be continued…” I remember as a child wanting to immediately see the rest of the story, but I had to wait. Eventually Back to the Future II was released and I remember watching it with my friends… and yet again, it ended with “To be continued…” The “awwwww” in the room when we saw the sign were audible for miles, I think. We never anticipated (as children) that Back to the Future would be a trilogy, it took us completely by surprise. But we really enjoyed the experience of waiting for the story to enfold. Till today, while it is not the best trilogy ever, I think it still remains the most anticipated sequel of all time… in my mind.

2. Matrix 3 (Between Matrix 2 to Matrix 3)

I remember loving Matrix, and being a little surprised at the announcement that they were making a Matrix 2 and 3. It seemed like a sell-out (compromise kind) at the time. But when I saw the trailer of Matrix 2, I was in love with the movie already. And actually I loved “Reloaded“. When it ended… in the middle… I was drooling for more. Till today, I must add, the Matrix remains my favourite trilogy.

3. Incredibles

Super-hero movies are made to be remade. I realised the truth of that after seeing Pixar’s Incredibles. What an amazing story of an amazing family. But it ended just when we were getting into it. I want more, I don’t know if I’ll ever see more, but I certainly want more.

4. Lord of the Rings 2 (between 1 and 2)

Many people I know didn’t expect Lord of the Rings I to end where it did. I did, because I’d read the book (yes it is actually one book, not three). And I knew after seeing such an excellent part I that I wanted to see the rest… the whole story. I waited and waiting… and was shocked at the outcome (Part 2 was terrible, for LOTR-book fans, I think). But still, I really wanted part II and thankfully even though after part II I didn’t really want Part III, at least Part III saved the series a little.

5. Pirates of the Carribean 3 (between 2 and 3)

Oh I loved the Pirate movies, of course Part I, people will say, was the best. But somehow I like seeing films as they develop and now feel that all three actually work together quite well. Still, I loved the Part II ending, not just the (spoiler) Jack dying part, but the Captain Barbosa return (end of spoiler). What an ending! It certainly left a thirst for more, a lot more.

(not on the list)

Star Wars

I saw Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (now VI) first. And so the desire for sequels was already quenched. In a sense, going to Star Wars was an exploration of Prequels and I enjoyed IV-V-VI a LOT! But the other three, hmmm. The less said about them, the better. I wasn’t even looking forward to them.

Anyway, that’s my two bits. On to other things of life


1 Response to “5 most wanted sequels”

  1. 1 Zane April 27, 2011 at 7:20 am

    And I am a person who doesn’t love sequel. I hate waiting for something. It is better for me to watch one movie in repeated times but it is not the sequel one.

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