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When Summit Entertainment releases a fourth "Step Up" film in 2012, it will be an impressive accomplishment for at least two reasons. First of all, at four entries,"Step Up" is the longest running dance movie franchise in history. Second, they've managed to maintain a nearly impossible feat: giving their sequels ridiculous names that incorporate a numeral into the title. "Step Up 2: The Streets" begat "Step Up 3D" which begat "Step Up 4Ever."
The question of what to name sequels is always an interesting one. There's just so many options to choose from. Do you go with the plain old number ("Lethal Weapon 2") or use a Roman numeral ("The Odd Couple II") for a touch of class? Should you add a "part" ("The Godfather Part II") to make it sound like the sequel was always intended as part of the plan? Should you spell out the number ("The Ring Two »
- Matt Singer
Today Universal released Get Him to the Greek, a sort-of sequel to 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall as it uses Aldous Snow who had a small role in the original. Beyond that, there is only a brief reference to Sarah Marshall, which has me thinking it's not really a sequel as much as it is a spin-off. The same could be said for a movie like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)... Same characters, but not really a sequel to Clerks, which ended up having its own sequel in 2006.
In a debate with a group of fellow Seattle critics trying to decide if Get Him to the Greek was a sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall or not, the topic turned to comedy sequels in general and I was asked to name a great comedy sequel. Should be easy... right?
I started mining my memory banks, and started thinking of movies with »
- Brad Brevet
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