12.20.2008

TEN SEQUELS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL : PART TWO















YOUR ARGUEMENT
Martin Brest, Bronson Pinchot, banana in my tailpipe.
MY ARGUMENT
Tony Scott, Bob Seger, Brigette Nielsen, and, of course, Allen Garfield.
ALWAYS BE CLOSING
Not to say that Tony Scott is above Martin Brest, but Tony brings the look these movies need. In fact, any action movie between 1984 & 1989 needs a Tony Scott look.
The soundtrack is considerably better & has more presence (Bob Seger's "Shakedown" plays over one of the greatest title sequences of all time), but still doesn't skimp on the Faltermeyer.
The absence of Serge is a minus (even though he woulda totally been out of place in this one), but his appearance in the lackluster third film creates some sorta balance.
And, of course, Allen Garfield.


1 comment:

Max Kyburz said...

I can just see the other ones on this list: Empire Strikes Back, Nightmare on Elm Street (whichever one was on your top 100), Dawn of the Dead (no disrespect to NOTLD), Bride of Frankenstein, X2, Last Crusade... no I should stop I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise

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