We all know just how money hungry Hollywood is, blah blah blah, quantity of money received is more important than quality of movie given out. But thats just the way it is. That the movie making money making grand scheme of things. But when two original and fantastic movies are made, and then sequels to them are green-lit, alarm bells go off. And this time, for a few different reasons. In the first case, the problem is obvious:
The Descent was a fantastic little horror movie than got some well deserved positive press and box office in the States when it was released three or four years ago. SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE From The Hollywood Reported: “The script sees the survivor forced back into the system of caves she battled her way out of in the first film, in a bid to locate the rest of her group”. Nobody made it out in the first movie! So that poses a problem, right there. And there doesn’t seem to be much a clone a la Alien Resurrection chance type thing going on here.
And for the second pointless sequel:
Donnie Darko. A mucho loved, modern classic in many people’s eyes. And so on to the news of the sequel: “Under the working title of S. Darko, this movie will pick up seven years after the death of Donnie, with youngest Darko Samantha, now 18, and her best friend Corey being plagued by bizarre visions while on a roadtrip to Los Angeles.”
So they’ve gone and made a sequel to the most un-sequel-needing movie of all time, and made it sound like a sequel to Final Destination. Fantastic stuff.
But if it makes you feel any better, neither of the original directors from either of the movies will be back to work on either of the sequels. Good times all round!