Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Sequel
Boxer is taking a break this month and the Milk River Madman has graciously offered to host the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is BEST SEQUEL. Now there are a number of movie franchises that have many sequels to them. Star Wars, Star Trek and James Bond immediately come to mind. And while some of the sequels were good, when you have mega-franchises like these that produce a film every other year, the sequels tend to be meh.
The movie that immediately came to me because this was a sequel that was way better than the original, was The Road Warrior. I remember seeing this with a bunch of college buddies at an on-campus screening and it was great. I didn't see the original, Mad Max until a couple of years later and was very disappointed. Yet I didn't choose this one because of the high probability of blogger jinx.
What I did choose was 1973's Magnum Force, the sequel to 1971's Dirty Harry. Everyone that reads me knows I'm a big Clint Eastwood fan (and so is Madman and I'm hoping I didn't blogger jinx here too). Magnum Force was a great follow-up to what would become one of (if not the biggest) police movie franchises in history. The subsequent sequels, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool just went down hill from Magnum Force. Harry Callahan was Clint's career-defining character and the target range scene is one of my favorites.
Man's got to know his limitations. (I couldn't embed this one, so you're going to YouTube).
So go over and see the Madman for more of the best movie sequels ever made (and I'm real curious to see what everyone comes up with).