Of course the Harry Potter films have the benefit of closely following the series of novels; the sequels are not slam-dash follow-ups Frankensteined by hack writers. "Bolenbaugh, Tom" <TBolenbaugh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: I'm not looking forward to T3 myself. I'm more looking forward to Jason vs Freddy than T3, but then there's no chance of me being disappointed by Jason and Freddy. I know that movie will be a bomb ; ) I liked T2 well enough but the magic was already slipping there. I absolutely must take issue with your mentioning Predator 2 as if it were a good movie. While I didn't hate it, it's so far below the first in quality that it really doesn't deserve to be on your list. By the way, the Alien skull in the trophy room was my favorite part. I'm with you on all the others. Also add Leathal Weapon to the list of movies with a good sequel (and several ok sequels). Harry Potter's done pretty darn good too. ---------- From: Greg Davenport Reply To: oxfordgamers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, May 5, 2003 4:47 AM To: oxfordgamers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [oxfordgamers] Re: X2 - no spoilers No trailer for T3? Hmmm...now I am concerned. ESB not on a par with Star Wars: ANH.... Empire kicked ass and will be the yardstick for the fall of the Old Republic in the third film. Army of Darkness was not better than Evil Dead 2? Wrath of Kahn was in anyway worse than Star Trek: The Motion Picture? Aliens? Predator 2? Back to the Future was fairly consistent throughout. Indy Jones...well Raiders was the best of the three, but not a bad set of movies so far. Now there is a glut of bad ideas for sequels this summer: American Wedding (American Pie 3---anyone taking bets that there is going to be wedding cake humping?) Fast and Furious 2 (worse title than Dumberer, but it eludes me at the moment) a Legally Blonde 2 and I am willing to bet there is even more tripe under the radar at the moment. Ted? -----Original Message----- From: oxfordgamers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oxfordgamers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Brandon Keller Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 3:34 AM To: oxfordgamers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [oxfordgamers] Re: X2 - no spoilers Having just rewatched the first one, I am inclined to agree as well, which surprises me as Godfather is just about the only sequel I ever concede to being at least as good as the original. I did notice some casting changes for characters with minor parts in the first and more prominent parts in the second which still annoyed me nonetheless. This leads me to bring up something I'm a little worried about. While I don't mind it as long as they come out with high quality movies, if they ruin X-Men by carrying it on for too long, I'm gonna kill someone. I don't wanna see them running this into the ground like they did with Batman. Once your main actors decide they're not coming back, it's time to call it quits. Os P.S. I think Cyclops is just as much of a wanker in the first as he is in the second. P.P.S. Don't forget Dumb and Dumberer. That movie is truly destined for greatness. -----Original Message----- From: oxfordgamers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oxfordgamers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Mike Chambers Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 11:32 PM To: oxfordgamers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [oxfordgamers] X2 - no spoilers Saw it. Liked it. Better than the first one, IMHO. Lot's of butt kicking. Lot's of fan-boy eye candy. And some fan-girl eye candy (saw it with the wife). My only complaint: Cyclops is a wanker. Also got trailers for Hulk, Matrix 2, LXG. This summer might not suck for movies. ===== What if the Hokey-Pokey *IS* what it's all about? - anon. __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo. http://search.yahoo.com --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo.