Least promising Sequel/Remake/Franchise Flick of 2020

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As we are all aware from months of breathless anticipation, the latest reboot of the The Grudge series opens in North America tomorrow, thus kicking off another year of dead-horse-beating from the Hollywood dream factory. Which of these titles makes you most want to stay home in 2020?

As always, I am drawing upon [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_films_of_2020]Wikipedia[/i] for information, so releases and titles are subject to change and all that. With adaptations of novels that had previously been filmed, I had to make some pretty judgement calls, so by my arbitrary calculus, Netflix's latest go at Rebecca isn't here, but The Invisible Man is--my rationale being that one is a fresh take on Daphne DuMaurier's novel, while the other is an attempt to restart Universal's doomed classic monster franchise. Make sense? We can argue about all that in the thread.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Ghostbusters: Afterlife 8
Dolittle 5
Scoob! 5
Morbius 5
Sonic the Hedgehog 4
Minions: The Rise of Gru 4
Bad Boys for Life 4
Mulan 3
Trolls World Tour 2
Tom and Jerry 2
Top Gun: Maverick 2
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It 1
The King's Man 1
Bob's Burgers: The Movie 1
Impractical Jokers: The Movie 1
No Time to Die 1
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway 1
A Quiet Place: Part II 1
Candyman 1
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard 1
Halloween Kills 1
The Grudge 1
Godzilla vs. Kong 1
Coming 2 America 1
Fast & Furious 9 1
Fantasy Island 1
The Croods 2 1
Venom 2 1
Brahms: The Boy II 1
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run 0
West Side Story 0
The Purge 5 0
Bill & Ted Face the Music 0
Birds of Prey 0
P.S. I Still Love You 0
The New Mutants 0
Black Widow 0
The Invisible Man 0
The Eternals 0
Escape Room 2 0
Wonder Woman 1984 0


Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:03 (seven months ago) link

Such a depressingly dire pile of cinematic barf.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:05 (seven months ago) link

Fantasy Island is probably the one of these whose existence is most baffling, but the Disney live action bonanza remains the biggest cinematic nuisance of recent years, so I'll go with Mulan.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:07 (seven months ago) link

i believe bill & ted and the candyman remake will be good, or at least not abominations

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:08 (seven months ago) link

i am very excited for venom 2, the sequel to the only good superhero movie

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:08 (seven months ago) link

voted ghostbusters in a heartbeat

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:09 (seven months ago) link

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

i'm voting for this, there are way too fucking many of these movies

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:09 (seven months ago) link

i can't believe they're rebooting the grudge what the hell

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:10 (seven months ago) link

runner up vote to Trolls World Tour, the preview for which was somehow the most horrific element of my Cats screening

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:11 (seven months ago) link

but as with the candyman remake i looked at who was involved and now i'm like.... maybe it'll be good. andrea riseborough!

xp

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:12 (seven months ago) link

Bad Boys II is the worst film ever made, so

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:16 (seven months ago) link

the Disney live action bonanza remains the biggest cinematic nuisance of recent years, so I'll go with Mulan.

― Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:07 PM (six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I have a feeling that this will be the Solo that makes them think twice about the path they're hurtling down so recklessly. Wouldn't be at all surprised if they cease preproduction altogether on the live-action remakes of Brother Bear and Meet the Robinsons.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:17 (seven months ago) link

as with the candyman remake i looked at who was involved and now i'm like.... maybe it'll be good. andrea riseborough!

I made this mistake with Pet Semetary, right down to getting excited about the lead actress. not doing it again

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:18 (seven months ago) link

I have crossed-finger hopes for Bill & Ted Face the Music, The New Mutants, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, Scoob!, and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.

Don't care a lick about any of the others, but reserve special antipathy for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which just please stop making Ghostbusters films that aren't the original team!

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/iSj1ooBM3P0/hqdefault.jpg

☮️ (peace, man), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:19 (seven months ago) link

Dolittle

... actually, this one

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:25 (seven months ago) link

The second most horrific trailer in front of Cats, though the fact that I'd seen it already dulled the impact

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:26 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, I saw a trailer for that last week. It looked pretty dire.

☮️ (peace, man), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:27 (seven months ago) link

Feels like we've reached the point where there's no real interest on the part of many rightsholders in whether people are asking for a particular sequel or remake or adaptation. Just like 'shit, this goddamn Cookie Crisp IP is just sitting here gathering dust, let's get those 'Johnny Johnny Yes Papa' fuckers from the YouTubes to blast a feature-length CGI dook for us'.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:27 (seven months ago) link

wow the dolittle trailer starts off with a moody cover of "what a wonderful world" lmao i hate music AND movies

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:29 (seven months ago) link

Dolittle will at least produce some amusing behind-the-scenes fodder, given how cursed its production has supposedly been

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:29 (seven months ago) link

Dolittle feels very much like Downey asking himself the question 'what kind of bullshit would I be doing right now if my career hadn't been miraculously revived a decade back?'

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:30 (seven months ago) link

He has to be rich as hell rn. I just...don't understand it. At all.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:31 (seven months ago) link

I may have said this elsewhere but it's incredible the extent to which it feels like one of the fake trailers from Tropic Thunder, right down to the dodgy accent.

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:31 (seven months ago) link

I like how off-the-wall some of these titles are if you don't know the original, e.g. Brahms: The Boy II, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

jmm, Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:34 (seven months ago) link

i have voluntarily seen the boy twice and not even i noticed that a sequel was on this list. v excited for whatever absolute garbage it is though

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:36 (seven months ago) link

XPS RDJ has gone full Dolittle. You don't go full Dolittle.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:38 (seven months ago) link

Predict ppl will find it hard to resist voting for morbius

Baby yoda laid an egg (wins), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:59 (seven months ago) link

katie holmes apparently stars in brahms: the boy ii, so i will be there opening night

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:00 (seven months ago) link

The trailer for Scoob! implies that Scooby-Doo is named after Scooby Snacks and not the other way round, which is infuriating

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:03 (seven months ago) link

I have no idea what The Boy is. I had to read a bit of the entry on The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard a bit before including it; The Hitman's Bodyguard sounded vaguely like something I remembered existing, but I couldn't be sure.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:07 (seven months ago) link

I expect to like West Side Story.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:08 (seven months ago) link

The existence of Morbius is stupid as hell but brace yourself for Sony's future forays into even stupider and more pointless adaptations of tertiary Spider-Man characters.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:11 (seven months ago) link

The trailer for Scoob! implies that Scooby-Doo is named after Scooby Snacks and not the other way round, which is infuriating

― Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:03 PM (seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Particularly if the movie fails to identify them as Scoobert Snacks.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:12 (seven months ago) link

Based on the trailer, I've got less than zero anticipation of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:13 (seven months ago) link

Bill & ted seems to be the one that the most ppl have decided they need to believe will be good; I’ll be pretty surprised if it is, but that goes for most of these

Baby yoda laid an egg (wins), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:16 (seven months ago) link

this is the only morbius I know about

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/The-Brain-of-Morbius.jpg

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:20 (seven months ago) link

xp: yeah to clarify I will be surprised if the new Bill & Ted is any good, but I do want it to be.

☮️ (peace, man), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:22 (seven months ago) link

same

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:25 (seven months ago) link

the old ones are bad

Οὖτις, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:27 (seven months ago) link

Me being me, I'm hesitantly excited for Black Widow and Eternals but the MCU thus far was wrapped up in a perfectly satisfactory fashion and I've come to accept that the endeavor can't be maintained forever so I'm happy to move on if subsequent entries turf out.

Literally not one single other thing on this list that conjures more than a 'maybe I'll watch that 5-10 years from now if I happen upon it while flipping through channels' from me.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:27 (seven months ago) link

I mean I want to like them/indulge my fond memories but I tried rewatching the first one recently and it's just not well made, the jokes are clumsy and very obvious etc

xp

Οὖτις, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:28 (seven months ago) link

Have ppl noticed the same amount of goodwill/benefit of doubt against the odds for coming 2 America?

Baby yoda laid an egg (wins), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:28 (seven months ago) link

if you're not excited for the croods 2 i dunno what to tell you

ciderpress, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:29 (seven months ago) link

the only one of these I'm remotely interested in seeing is Wonder Woman tbh

worst is def Top Gun

Οὖτις, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:29 (seven months ago) link

Is The Hitman's Bodyguard that Samuel Jackson/Ryan Reynolds flick? If so, I remember it getting very good word of mouth but barely managing 45 minutes of it before turning it off

groovypanda, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:32 (seven months ago) link

The ones I have least animus towards are the 9th sequels to cheap horror properties cause they’re just part of the genre and although rooted in the same kind of cynicism are less grotesque to me than the megabudget monstrosities

Baby yoda laid an egg (wins), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:34 (seven months ago) link

I feel like we've had the notion of Top Gun as a pop classic imposed upon us because I don't know that I've ever heard anyone talk about it in glowing terms or cite it among their faves of the era or, like, anything. It's cited ironically quite a bit and that's about it. It's just a thing whose existence people are aware of without having anyone having actual feelings about that awareness. It's the deviled ham of film.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:35 (seven months ago) link

I know top gun stans (my sister for one, in the 90s anyway)

Baby yoda laid an egg (wins), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:36 (seven months ago) link

Bill & Ted 3 is pretty much guaranteed to flop which is why I suspect it'll actually be pretty good

last saw the original about 8 years ago, idk I still think it's got some pretty funny bits. 2nd obviously isn't as good but I give 'em credit for doing something adventurous and weird. comedy in general just doesn't age well. maybe I should take this to the challop thread but I bet if you showed Airplane to a 17 year old today they'd probably say something like, "this sucks"

frogbs, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:40 (seven months ago) link

i didn't see airplane! for the first time until maybe eight years ago and few things have made me laugh more but i know that's not the same thing

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:43 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjjzVbTBF8o

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 04:48 (six months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBa9lELOOoo

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 04:48 (six months ago) link

Least promising Sequel/Remake/Franchise Flick of 2020

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 08:23 (six months ago) link

fuck off

Bad Boys for Life

watched this for free and: it's aight. the absence of Bay leaves the filmmmakers vaguely enabled to make the film about something and to not invade another country for lols. it's not about much: just aging, and growing apart, and the value of retaining some capability to change and adapt in your later years. but these themes are woven into the plot, events and action, not smeared hastily on as an afterthought. handing over the reins to younger fans works in a similar way that it did on American Wedding, or the Gibbons bros' crossmedia revitalisation of Alan Partridge, but can't get much deeper than Bad Boys already had room for. solid 3/10.

Literally every single trailer I saw before it was for a sequel or franchise flick though.

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 09:26 (six months ago) link

My brother sent a WhatsApp at 1am just to say that Emilio was gonna be in a mighty ducks tv show

Baby yoda laid an egg (wins), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 10:35 (six months ago) link

xxp ha whoops!

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 13:37 (six months ago) link

I saw the trailer for peter rabbit 2 going to see the mr Rogers movies last night. I’m speechless it is absolutely dire and what it has to do with the beloved children’s book I don’t know.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 9 February 2020 06:16 (five months ago) link

mr McGregor buys a local footie team

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 06:16 (five months ago) link

My reaction to the Peter Rabbit movies is basically the same reaction I would've had if they'd cast Rob Schneider as Mr. Rogers.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Sunday, 9 February 2020 12:21 (five months ago) link

luckily i'm busy with actual grown-up paid writing work currently (not enough! commission me ilx!) but as someone who as a kid read and reread the many dolittle books many many times i am kind of intrigued enough by this i'm guessing ghastly zombie franchise to want to watch it all from scratch and write it all up

(i saw the rex harrison as a kid and i guess quite liked it, i like that windward islands locals in st lucia's marigot bay keep bits of the shattered fragments of the giant pink sea snail as exotic-ironic decoration in their garden)

also this is terrible-great obv:

doctor doolittle is *the worst*, yet it contains cinema's greatest minute pic.twitter.com/nZRgY3Db9b

— 💎 Katie Stebbins 💎 (@_katiestebbins_) September 17, 2019

mark s, Sunday, 9 February 2020 12:45 (five months ago) link

Son is aspiring to be a great scientist like his father, but accidentally shrinks the kids.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:34 (five months ago) link

Did u mean to post that in the 'depressing phrases' thraed

I mean...yay for the return of Moranis! But otherwise

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:45 (five months ago) link

Shrinking the kids is an intergenerational cycle.

jmm, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:49 (five months ago) link

All will be forgiven if they include one 'I learned it from watching you!' joke.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:52 (five months ago) link

Funny that long-delayed "The Hunt" is finally being released, but "The Purge" series has just kept churning along, movies and tv.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 20:55 (five months ago) link

Sonic did $58 million over the weekend, so expect next year's list to be that much more horrifying.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:13 (five months ago) link

It got good reviews, not that I'll ever watch it.

🚶‍♂️💨 (Eric H.), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:18 (five months ago) link

Which is to say it got SOME good reviews, for a movie that looks like it should have received NO good reviews.

🚶‍♂️💨 (Eric H.), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:19 (five months ago) link

I for one welcome our new Sega Cinematic Universe. The Columns film gonna be off the hook.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:24 (five months ago) link

Altered Beast: starring John Cena

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:31 (five months ago) link

lol i also immediately thought "an Altered Beast movie could be cool." but it's also something that really should have come out in the mid-90s, with effects and vibe basically equivalent to Spawn crossed with idk Dragonheart.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:27 (five months ago) link

sonic v. shadow: genesis of megamix

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:59 (five months ago) link

Toejam & Earl featuring Jamie Kennedy and Seann William Scott, all practical make-up fx and unwieldy costumes. Let's make it happen.

Hot, Now, and Oh-So-Very Wow! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:11 (five months ago) link

most likely: an Ecco the Dolphin movie that just punts everything about its vibe and unfulfilled ambitions, and is just, yknow, a cgi kids movie about a dolphin

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:58 (five months ago) link

we need a grittier, sexier reboot of Sonic

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:00 (five months ago) link

Honic the Sedgehog

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:20 (five months ago) link

Sonic the Sex Doll

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:27 (five months ago) link

Sonic's Huge Hog

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:30 (five months ago) link

Hedgecock

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:33 (five months ago) link

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adam, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:46 (five months ago) link

It's been done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaztMwvFj7I

(Should say this is not technically NSFW, but it is an advert for porn, so might be technically NSFW)

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:53 (five months ago) link

Invisible Man was actually really good

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Saturday, 29 February 2020 21:12 (five months ago) link

yeah that's what I've heard.

the only possible bright point of Ghostbusters: Yesanotheronewhy is the presence of Paul Rudd

akm, Saturday, 29 February 2020 21:44 (five months ago) link

fuck off

The Invisible Man

did not know this was the bloke off Recovery's followup to Upgrade, absolutely gonna see it this week

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Saturday, 29 February 2020 21:47 (five months ago) link

No Time To Die, Peter Rabbit 2 and Mulan all postponed. Maybe it'll be COVID-19 that finally kills off the franchise era.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Friday, 13 March 2020 00:13 (four months ago) link

WORTH IT

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 13 March 2020 00:34 (four months ago) link

i liked the invisible man. quite an experience in a movie theatre. don't watch the trailer, it gives away every big scene.

wasdnuos (abanana), Friday, 13 March 2020 00:40 (four months ago) link

Except the success of TIM apparently has inspired Universal to take another crack at the Dark Universe: http://epicstream.com/news/TinyDiapana/Universal-Developing-New-Dracula-Movie-For-Its-Dark-Universe.

Life is a banquet and my invitation was lost in the mail (j.lu), Friday, 13 March 2020 00:54 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

Scoob! has been dumped to VOD, and is apparently not merely bad, but another failed universe-starter:

I’m not really spoiling anything, but the movie switches from being a Scooby-Doo movie to a vehicle to introduce various “B” level Hanna Barbera characters. Scooby and Shaggy join forces with Blue Falcon and Dynomutt: The Dog Wonder to fight Dick Dastardly, who is hunting for three skulls that open Alexander the Great’s tomb and along the way they go to Dinosaur Island and fight Captain Caveman.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:10 (two months ago) link

I will fight anyone who calls Dynomutt a B-level character.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Monday, 18 May 2020 14:29 (two months ago) link

Alexander the Great is totally A-level

jmm, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:32 (two months ago) link

Since childhood, Shaggy Rogers, Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley, and Daphne Blake have been solving mysteries across the globe accompanied by Shaggy's pet dog, Scooby-Doo. But their greatest mystery together comes in a turn of events when they run into the Blue Falcon, who is trying to prevent his arch-rival, Dick Dastardly from causing a global "dogpocalypse" by unleashing the Great Cerberus on the world.

dog

pocalypse

jmm, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:38 (two months ago) link

For a better HBCU, watch the mystery solvers club episode of mystery inc instead.

wasdnous (abanana), Monday, 18 May 2020 14:43 (two months ago) link

truly struggling with this use of "HBCU"

Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:45 (two months ago) link

looool

peace, man, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:47 (two months ago) link

So many goddamn universes and they still haven't made my Captain Crunch/Count Chocula Cereal Mascots cinematic universe yet

Vinnie, Monday, 18 May 2020 15:13 (two months ago) link

adogalypse imo

Bleeqwot (sic), Monday, 18 May 2020 21:21 (two months ago) link

I was just being silly but now that I've learned of the existence of that movie I kind of want to watch it xp

Vinnie, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 00:51 (two months ago) link


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