Another day, another sequel. That’s what it feels like anyway. Popular movies both new and old get sequels and reactions vary every time. Fans of Kingsman: The Secret Service were apparently very happy to get a sequel to the over the top spy series, but audiences didn’t seem particularly interested in Alien: Covenant earlier this year. It seemed like a good idea at the time. They all do, until they come out and either find an audience or find out the audience doesn’t care anymore.
We’ve got a hell of a lot of sequels coming up before the end of the year. Films like Blade Runner 2049, Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, Jigsaw, A Bad Moms Christmas, Thor: Ragnarok, Daddy’s Home 2, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Pitch Perfect 3 are all about to try their luck. Some of them will make money. Some of them won’t. But there’s a very good chance that in a decade or two, a lot of these sequels will be completely forgotten.
That’s what happened to these movies. All of them were sequels to popular, beloved, or at least financially successful movies. At the time they probably seemed like a big deal. Some of them are actually pretty good, and were made by talented people. But most people who love the original films have never seen them, or even heard of them.
Whether they came out decades ago or just earlier this year, these sequels have completely flown under the radar. Someday, a sequel you thought was a big deal at the time will meet the exact same fate. So either remember to remember, or remember that being forgotten is the fate of most films.
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William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on Canceled Too Soon and watch him on the weekly YouTube series What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.