Over dinner with a bunch of contentious folks the other night the argument was made that the only truly acceptable sequel appellation was "Electric Boogaloo." The cinetrix concedes the point.
With that in mind, I give you the latest from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Alan Smithee.
Dear Mr. Smithee,
Hollywood is good at beating a dead horse with constant sequels. What makes your top 10 list?
M****** N****, Leland, N.C.
"Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "The Sting II," "Exorcist II: The Heretic," "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid," "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace," "Psycho III," "Jeepers Creepers II," "Leprechaun 2," "The Godfather: Part III," "Jaws 3-D."
Solid selections all, but how could he forget The Two Jakes? [Which the cinetrix saw on a date. With someone who had never seen Chinatown. Needless to say, that relationship didn't go anywhere.] And let's not forget the recently announced Road House 2: Last Call, a likely candidate for future inclusion. There's just no way they can recreate magical dialogue like
Steve: Being called a cocksucker isn't personal?
Dalton: No. It's two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response.
Steve: What if somebody calls my mama a whore?
Dalton: Is she?