Today is Tuesday! and if you’ve been coming here for any length of time, you know that, for most people Tuesday is just the day after Monday, but for you it means that “Time to Vote Tuesday” is here!! YES!!!
What is “Time to Vote Tuesday”?:
“Time to Vote Tuesday” is the session of fun weekly polls which spark thought, debate, and intrigue! Each poll closes in a week with results posted on the following ‘TVT’!
Last week’s poll, “Fun in ’81“ has now closed with 42 votes. The results are in and the #1 movie of 1981 has been chosen. It was a close race as Raiders of the Lost Ark took off with such an impressive lead, followed by Excalibur. But, come the final day of voting I was surprised to see On Golden Pond overtake the numerous Indiana Jones votes and win! (I’m only kidding, On Golden Pond received only one very gratuitous vote from Fogsmoviereviews.com). 😉
In the end, it was indeed good ol’ Indy that won the race! It was a lot of fun reading all of the comments. 🙂 Thanks to all that voted. Be sure to check out the results from last week’s polls HERE.
I wish to thank everyone that voted in last week’s poll, shared it with others, and added to the conversation with your comments!
In this edition of ‘TVT’ this week’s poll, entitled “Second-Part Sequels”, takes a look at Part 2’s in movie series.
A touchy subject amongst film-lovers is the Hollywood trend of sequels, prequels, remakes and reboots. There’s nothing quite so frustrating as seeing them beat a dead horse when it comes to films…especially those that are so undeserving of the sequel/redo treatment.
I mean, I can understand why The Matrix 2, The Fantastic Four, The Punisher, and even Saw 3
deserved a continuation. They were all so phenomenal! (In case you missed it…that was SARCASM)! haha
Sometimes, however, sequels tend to surprise me. Remember Spider-Man 2? Underworld Evolution? The Dark Knight? Kill Bill 2? Terminator 2? Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back? I’m just saying! They were all “Part 2” sequels that ended up doing very well…sometimes, even better than the first! Most of them earned more and were often better received due to the directing, acting, special effects, storyline, etc.
The trend of cinematic continuation does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. With films such as Taken 2, The Avengers 2, Grown Ups 2, and even more on the horizon, I am curious to see how they will fare in comparison to their respective predecessors in GENERATED REVENUE and GENERAL RECEPTION overall.
*NOTE: for this poll, please consider the Generated Revenue and the General Reception measurements for your choices. And remember, is not a question of which sequel will do better than the other one. It is a question of which sequels will do better than their predecessors.
Let me know in the comments which you picked (if any) and which sequel(s) you are looking forward to seeing in the future.
The poll closes on 9-18-12 and the results will post on next week’s “Time to Vote Tuesday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer