Monday, February 11, 2008

Night at the Museum 2

Night at the Museum #1 is just the sort of movie that could have an entertaining sequel. Why? Because the first one never took itself seriously. The second one would have to be completely weird not to be at least as good. Plus, studios are getting better and better at cranking out sequeals that surpass the originals. Granted, NT2 was a bit of a disappointment, but it was still fun to watch. And NatM2 doesn't have nearly the same kind of expectation riding on it. I, for one, am looking forwards to it.

So anyhow, here's an article mentioning an up and coming actress (Amy Adams from Enchanted) that is being cast in an interesting part. There's some other hints as to the plot of #2 as well. Check it out!

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117980185.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

And here is the link to the Wikipedia write up...which hints at a possible casting of Reese Witherspoon as well! Hurrah!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_at_the_Museum_2:_Escape_from_the_Smithsonian#Sequel

16 comments:

Meg said...

Another movie? Hmmm....interesting. I don't really know how I feel about this. Sounds cool though.

Elenatintil said...

I think it'll work. As I said before, the original movie was lighthearted enough that it can handle a sequel. And remember, FF2 was better than FF1! Sequels can be better! And the whole premise is so original that they can definetely keep it going for another couple of films. I, for one, would love to see more "living history."

Plus, I think Amy Adams and Reese Witherspoon would be fun additions.

Paul Xavier said...

I'm just not one for sequels... lol Except LOTR! :D

Elenatintil said...

Well of course! =) Although...technically...I prefer to think of them as one long movie.

It is interesting though to see the rise of the "Franchise." I read an intersting article about it awhile ago...this is really going to be known as the decade of the "sequel" movies. Some will be better than others. Hopefully more rather than less.

Paul Xavier said...

Yeah, I noticed that. But sequels are not like they used to be. Jurassic Park went downhill, Star Wars went downhill, Pirates went downhill, Batman is finally starting afresh after they killed it with a bunch of sequels, and now it looks like this is entering the field. The main problem is that they have lousy writers who come up with ridiculous plots for a sequel.

Elenatintil said...

Hmmm...what about Spiderman 2?

SignaVeritae said...

or three...they were pretty good.

Paul Xavier said...

It was pretty good!

Josh said...

I think the Spiderman and LotR trilogies are the only ones that I have seen that have improved with each installment.

I think NatM2 has an opportunity to be a great film, but it's so hard to know how these sequels will turn out.

Elenatintil said...

Hmmm...what about Indiana Jones and Back to the Future? (The third installments, at least?)

Ma'antikvah said...

I am quite interested in this developement. I hoped they would make a sequel, because I for one thoroughly enjoyed ever minute of the first movie. The sequel may not match up, but it doesn't hurt to try! (Unless you're spending millions of dollars on crap, which I seriously doubt this will be.)
:)

Josh said...

I had thought about Indiana Jones, but I'm not really sure the 2nd one matched up to the 1st. The 2nd movie in the BttF Trilogy also was a letdown.

Elenatintil said...

I knew you'd say that- and I agree. Which is why I said "the third installments at least."

Also, a lot of people felt that the script for Star Wars "The Empire Strikes Back" was a lot stronger than for the first one. Also, Episode III was by far the best (most well done) of the new trilogy.

Part of my point here is that we're moving into an age of filmmaking where sequals are almost invariably going to happen. Our hope is that they will continue to learn to make "good" sequals. And in these posts I'm trying to show that it has been done before and very concievably can be done again. And, personally, I think NatM is a good canidate for a decent sequal.

SignaVeritae said...

I don't know...I really like the first of the original trilogy...I can't remember the name now, though...Episodes #I, #IV, and #VI were the best though...

Elenatintil said...

Well, Episode III was the deepest...but if you don't like darkness and tragedy than you probably would prefer Episode I.

Josh said...

I must agree. III had the most interesting things to say compared with the rest of the movies. I feel like it looks into the sinful nature in a way that few other films have accomplished.

Which is a dark idea to put on screen and for that reason I don't mind at all not watching III as much as the rest.