Sunday, 1 August 2010

Movie Meme, Day 1: A Sequel That Should Never Have Been Made

I think the correct title to give to Bring It On would be something akin to lightning in a bottle. It’s a film that seems destined to horribleness, but the result was actually more inspired and funny that I could have imagined. The thing is, the success of Bring It On led to a series of defunct sequels. Tit for tat, I suppose.
The direct to DVD Sequel, Bring It On Again (don’t ask how I ended up seeing it) was loathsome in every sense of the word. It’s link to the original is tenuous at best which is what makes its sequel status more exasperating. I’ve never been fond of sequels that aren’t really sequels…why use the title of a franchise if it’s not part of the franchise? Still, Bring It On Again did have the same producers from the original film – which goes to show that (judging from this) the producers had nothing to do with any of the witticisms in the original.
You know how much I like to wax on and on, but Bring It On Again doesn’t even deserve a pan…it’s just a no on all counts. An embarrassment. 
   
And so the MEME begins...

9 comments:

joe burns said...

Haven't seen either of the Bring It On films.

Ryan T. said...

I was going to do this film as well, but I want to wait until I post about Bring It On. Lightning in a bottle indeed!

Mike Lippert said...

Isn't there about four or five Bring it On's by now? I kind of lost count. I think what happens with a lot of these direct to video sequels, and theaterical ones sometimes too is that someone writes a movie, it feels similar to another and so they slap the band name on it, rewrite it a bit to fit the series and pass it off as a sequel. That's what happened with Saw 2 which wasn't written as a Saw movue but latter adapted into one.

Mike Lippert said...

Isn't there about four or five Bring it On's by now? I kind of lost count. I think what happens with a lot of these direct to video sequels, and theaterical ones sometimes too is that someone writes a movie, it feels similar to another and so they slap the band name on it, rewrite it a bit to fit the series and pass it off as a sequel. That's what happened with Saw 2 which wasn't written as a Saw movue but latter adapted into one.

Dan said...

I was surprised how much I enjoyed Bring It On. Haven't seen it for a while though, and I've avoided the sequel.

Simon said...

This sequel was tragic. Just tragic.

Heather said...

It's done been brought!

The original was better than it really had a right to be, to create a second is nothing short of a travesty.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

joe how is that even possible? have you been actively avoiding the first one?

ryan well, I can’t wait to see what you’re writing about it.

mike i know there’s a large number, you’re correct about the branding thing. it's really annoying and does a disservice to the franchise when producers allow this to happen.

dan it’s smarter than it’s given credit for, good job on avoiding all the sequels.

simon PREACH.

heather …nothing short of a travesty indeed.

joe burns said...

No, I just haven't seen it.