Movies That Should have gotten Sequels But Didn't Get Them

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Which films and why ?

ILL start it off with The Last StarFighter , This one the early film sot use GGI and though by todays standard , Its more then good enough to carry this film. The story Young man Alex Rogan (Lance Guest ) living in a Trailer Park who is really good at playing a certain which unbeknownst to him is video game is in fact a test decided by and integalaoct con man named Centari ( Played by Robert Preston) to be a pilot in a Galactic Alliance called The Star League .Aassisting him is his navigator Grig (Daniel O Herlihy ) This was a very good and entertaining film. film It should have by right become a long running film franchise. But it didn't happen.
 

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Doc Savage - because it said so in the end credits
Nightbreed - Cronenberg resurrected at end, Midian not found, story not over
 

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Doc Savage - because it said so in the end credits
Nightbreed - Cronenberg resurrected at end, Midian not found, story not over
In the case of Doc Savage they had the perfect actor in Ron Ely.

In the case of Nightbreed , yes that had sequel potential.
 

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I've been waiting for King Conan for a long time. There are a lot of bad things that can be said about the earlier movies but still you must always remember to "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."
 

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I've been waiting for King Conan for a long time. There are a lot of bad things that can be said about the earlier movies but still you must always remember to "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."
For me , it was the 1982 film. It more then did justice to Conan. Conan the Destroyer didn'tt have a really good story .

The 2011 film , I didn't have a poralvme with Jason Momoa but I had problem with the over story which was written with. 3D In Mind

I doubt we are getting king Conan, I would like to have seen it happen. :(
 

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Which films and why ?

ILL start it off with The Last StarFighter
Absolutely. The Last StarFighter is one of those films that I still find massively entertaining and can watch almost any time. It should have been an entire franchise.

Flash Gordon
Gordon's alive! So over the top camp and perfect. I could have watched a dozen more.

I've been waiting for King Conan for a long time. There are a lot of bad things that can be said about the earlier movies but still you must always remember to "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."
Arnold was all for this (and may still be), but after his recent surgery I'm not sure he could do the role any more. Still, if he could manage it, I would love to see it.
 

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If Arnold was going to do it the time would have been right after he got done playing Governor. I enjoyed both movies more than once at the theater. They were very popular with my crowd.
What I found interesting was that in the 1982 film the villain was Thusla Doom who was actual the enemy of Kull of Valusdis Howards Character before Conan.:)
 

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A few personal favourites that should have gotten sequels:
Big Trouble in Little China
The Thing
Enemy Mine
The Black Hole
Lost in Space
WarGames
 

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A few personal favourites that should have gotten sequels:
Big Trouble in Little China
The Thing
Enemy Mine
The Black Hole
Lost in Space
WarGames
The Thing got a 2011 Prequel which wasn't bad

Wargames I seem to recall that thye made some kind of direct to video sequel to it .
 

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The Thing Prequel was mediocre at best. All the CGI nonsense couldn't match the effects of the original.

I've seen the Wargames sequel video online, but I've heard it was dreadful. Also it takes place much later than the original.
 

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. They set it up for a sequel but it never came.
Wasn't Remo Williams based on one of those awful 'mens' adventure book series like Mack Bolan? It was a fun film.
 

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The Rocketeer (1991) Disney thought this was going to be the smash summer hit with sequels forever. They even planned for a ride at Disney World. I remember seeing an architect's elevation drawing of a ticket stand that looked like a small version of the Bulldog Cafe. This was in the wake of Batman (1989) when studios thought you could film a comic book character and instantly print money. It didn't happen with Dick Tracy in 1990 either, so the studios eventually realized lightning wasn't going to strike at the push of a button.

Hollywood loves to use the word "flop", but The Rocketeer was sorely underrated, and a younger generation of comic book fans now cite it as a classic of the genre. Harlan Ellison was wrong when he blamed low turnout on the script. It's true that Disney toned down the "hot planes and fast girls" elements in Dave Stevens's original story, but in order to judge a film, you have to see it first, and nobody showed up that first weekend. So I blame marketing and internal politics at Disney. Like Burton's first Batman, it's almost an accident the movie was made at all in the particular way it turned out.

Speaking of the script, there's the first scene in the Bulldog Cafe where Cliff and Jennie are eating after a night at the movies. Anyone wanting to know what's meant by the writer's phrase "Character drives plot" should watch that scene. It should be taught in every writing and film theory class on the planet.
 

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What I found interesting was that in the 1982 film the villain was Thusla Doom who was actual the enemy of Kull of Valusdis Howards Character before Conan.:)
For some reason they turned a Kull story into a Conan film, and a Conan story into a Kull film.
 

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The Rocketeer was awesome and totally deserves a sequel. As is The Last Starfighter.

I’d like to see a sequel to John Carter of Mars. A great romp that didn’t deserve its box office takings.
 

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