As this year draws to a close, I’m excited to look at the movies planned for release in 2011. 2011 could be a big year for Hollywood with some exciting new films, remakes, and sequels planned. However, there are some sequels that simply shouldn’t have been made. Here’s a look at the sequels not to see in 2011. As a movie lover, I think I’d be better off missing these ones.
“Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son”
As if Martin Lawrence’s comedy “Big Momma” wasn’t bad enough, he’s made a sequel. ” Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son ” follows along the same lines as the original. Lawrence is an undercover FBI dressed as a large woman. Only this time around, his teenage stepson is undercover–and in drag–with him. I don’t expect any originality or wit in this film. This is definitely one I wouldn’t be paid to see.
“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”
The ’60s TV show of “Mission Impossible” was cool. However, the series of “Mission Impossible” movies seems determined to spoil everything about the franchise. It didn’t start too badly (other than my not liking Tom Cruise), but has deteriorated with each film. Now they’re dredging up another action adventure in ” Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol “. According to Hollywood gossip , Cruise takes a smaller role in this movie (thank heaven for small miracles) and Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker”) will begin taking over the series.
How many people have really loved all of the “Fast and the Furious” movies that they’ve already made? I admit that the first one, “The Fast and the Furious” (2001) had its place, but what about “2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003), “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2005), and “Fast and Furious” (2009)? Now we’re back with Vin Diesel and presumably a lot of fast cars and mediocre fight scenes with ” Fast Five “. How many of these movies can anyone really keep track of? Personally I don’t think that anyone but the cast really cares about this sequel.
I have no problem with the original “Scream” movie. It was exactly what it set out to be: a somewhat cheesy and predictable teen horror movie. It was in the same genre as the “Halloween” movies and the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” series. My question is, why on earth did anyone think that it would be a good idea to make another one now? Apparently there are plans to make not just ” Scream 4 “, but a trilogy of new “Scream” movies. Let’s just hope that David Arquette, Neve Campbell, and the rest of the original cast are going to pass on the torch.