Now, heads up, maybe you totally saw them coming. I can be pretty clueless sometimes, it’s just the way I am. Anyway, I’ve tried to keep the time between movies above 5 years, and only films I’ve seen upon release or pretty early on so that, had I known there would be a sequel, I would’ve actually been waiting. And adequately suffering.
Long-Awaited Movie Sequels
No One Was Waiting For
(14 years of thinking they’d let it be)
This is where I say that just because I wasn’t expecting a sequel, doesn’t mean the sequel didn’t turn out alright. It’s also where you realise you don’t agree with me at all because… Jurassic World isn’t exactly a beloved addition to the Jurassic Park franchise. Yet for me, this is the best one since the 1993 original, by a mile. Despite all its flaws (and I do know they are there), I had tons of fun and warm feelings watching (and rewatching!) this movie that I honestly never thought would get made. That said, in light of Fallen Kingdom and what may come next… it was probably better if they let the dinosaurs be? But money uhhh, finds a way.
(12 years of… not really thinking about it)
Wait…did I like this movie? It’s been two years and I honestly don’t remember. I do recall me and the chicks discussing the fact that Mark Darcy folds his underwear, and that just might be the most important scene in Bridget Jones’s Baby. I rated it four stars so, I guess it was pretty good. I remember now: Jones was as charming as ever, and even though Daniel wasn’t there, Mark more than filled that spot. I was skeptical, as one is when a beloved is on the line, but they did a great job. Right??
(12+ years of that was a perfectly fine standalone movie, wasn’t it?)
This is one of those times where it didn’t even cross my mind that there could be sequel?? But then, there’s a lot of great ideas that don’t cross my mind, so this just might be amazing – if not heartbreaking. After her happily ever after, Giselle feels… not happy? She needs to figure her sh*t out, but it might be a while until we see what happens.
(10 years of rewatching, feeling like it was only yesterday?!)
I suppose it makes sense that the most amazing movie ever made gets a sequel, right?! If you think I’m being ironic, you haven’t been reading this blog for long enough. Mamma Mia! is an unapologetic masterpiece of happiness, featuring great actors having fun, and of course, lots of ABBA songs. It’s addictive, an instant mood booster, and undoubtedly the movie I have rewatched the most in my entire life, after Pocahontas (I was a stubborn child). And now you tell me we’re doing it all again? YASS.
(7 – 10,000 years of ACTUAL WAITING)
I’m breaking the theme to stay in-theme here, because this is the only movie that actually fits this week’s prompt!
I’d say it’s unbelievable how a proper sequel to Man of Steel hasn’t been made already, but then, when has DC made a good decision? (Wonder Woman VERY MUCH excluded). Yes Batman v Superman is chronologically a sequel, but you know what I mean: a Superman only movie, where our eyes can lock on Cavill for two hours straight, with no distractions. Man of Steel gets plenty of hate, but you know what, I genuinely like it. Years later (dying here), I still can’t forget the image of Superman in handcuffs. Don’t say it.
I mean, Suicide Squad gets a sequel but you’re still tiptoeing around this one? Cavill has IDEAS and is, quote, very keen, and also nicely tanned. Just give me this movie.