TR Contest: Ridiculously Necessary Sequels


?Today’s contest was inspired by Scooter’s list this morning, and the fact that I personally was responsible for making director Edgar Wright see Buckaroo Banzai for the first time (as I will never fail to bring up). In the Buckaroo Banzai sequel in my head, Edgar Wright directs — don’t tell me he wouldn’t be perfect for it — and Michael Fassbender stars as BB; obviously he fights the World Crime League. The best thing about this is that it works as a reboot for the franchise or a sequel — and as long as Hollywood is dredging up everything else, it’d be nice if they gave a franchise that deserves a second chance a second chance.

Anyways, now it’s your turn. The contest is this: Tell me the sequel you desperately think needs to be made. Is it time to revisit the universe of Enemy Mine? Maybe continue the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie? Do you want to replace Alien 3 with a new Alien 3? And not just movies — does the world need a Final Fantasy VII-2? (It doesn’t.) Think you can clear up all of Battlestar Galactica‘s problems with one more season? Does Goku have a few more adventures left in him?

So that’s the deal. Any sequel to anything. Entries should explain why your subject needs a sequel, and summarize what the sequel would be. Feel free to include directors, actors, recastings, and whatever if relevant, but they won’t necessarily net you bonus point. This is important: ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. You get to pick one sequel to make; use it wisely. And while I expect these to run a bit long — hence the single entry — please remember any entry that is too long runs the danger of me skipping it over because I’m lazy.

So that’s that. Contest ends at 12:01 am EST on Monday, February 20th. Have a great weekend, folks, and try not to let that secret gay Illuminati heterosexual agenda get you down.