Since the beginning of “cinematic adventures,” filmmakers have been breaking the one cardinal rule of movies: sequels. Unless the film is part of a series, there should never be a 2, II, too, also, again, or any combination of words that imply that this movie is trying to come back for a second round at the end of a film title. Why the strong distaste for sequels? Let’s take a peek at a short list of prime examples:
-Look Who’s Talking, Too and Look Who’s Talking Now
-Beverly Hills Cop II & II (and I for that matter)
-Speed 2: Cruise Control
-The Ling II, The Little Mermaid II, Cinderella 2, and any other sequels to the classic Disney cartoon movies
-Save the Last Dance 2
-Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
-My Girl 2 (….the icing on the cake!)
If any of you enjoyed one or more of the movies listed, then I am open to hearing your opinions. But my consensus remains that nothing beats the original.
Which brings me to my main point: Colts Play Superbowl in Miami II was bound to disappoint. The casting was similar, but missing a few key stars. The wardrobe was mixed up a bit buy switching from white jerseys to blue. The villain was a fresh opponent. The set was changed from rainy Sunday to warm evening. And of course the ending had to change in order to keep audiences in suspense. Colts fans give this Miami re-do two giant foam thumbs down.
Now that Indianapolis has had nearly two weeks to get over their disgust, it is time to check the showtimes for this upcoming week of some fresh originals or additions to a favorite series available through Circle City Tickets.
Supercross 2/20 7:00
Boilermakers vs. Fighting Illini 2/20 4:00
WWE 2/22 8:15
Jacks Mannequin 2/24 7:00
Pacers vs. Bucks 2/25 7:00
Hoosiers vs. Badgers 2/25 9:00
Harry Connick, Jr. 2/28 7:00
The Avett Brothers 2/28 7:30