some days i have very little--today, i have quite a bit...
and monday. and wednesday...
today, though, i thought i'd throw the door open on a question i love to ask at bars and bar mitzvahs...
what sequel are you dying to see...?
here are my top 5...
the incredibles~~one of my favorite movies of all-time...and so perfect for a second visit! we want more of that sharp, stylistic world, more of that magical blend of superhero and family, action and humor and stunning design work! i've asked around and no one seems to know if creator/director brad bird is working on another incredibles...but he should be!
the usual suspects~~so, aside from certain facts that the police do know, isn't the entire tale a fabrication spun on the spot out of keyser soze's head...? so...what really happened...? in the hands of a clever screenwriter, it could be an entirely different story...
the princess bride~~okay, so, sadly, andre the giant is no longer with us. and several of the more colorful characters did not survive the first movie. but surely the idea that screenwriter and storytelling legend, william goldman, couldn't come up with some way to bring wallace shawn's vizzini is incontheivable!!
but to me, the major reason to make a sequel to this spectacular film would be to see the now-grown-up fred savage arrive at the sick-bed of his peter falk grandfather to read him the further adventures of westley and princess buttercup.
"as you wish."
star wars~~okay, i know what you're saying..."but, todd, empire strikes back, return of the jedi, the three prequels, the clone wars animated, and that chewbacca christmas thing..." yeah, but, look--when star wars came out in '77, it blew everything away. it was the first real science fiction film to break the geek barrier and get everybody--EVERYBODY--out and into the theaters to see this revolutionary space fantasy. it was the definition of zeitgeist. and as much as we all love and embrace the subsequent films, really, aren't they just more of the same. a simple continuation of what was established in the first? what if lucas' vision for the next movie, rather than a somewhat safe, formulaic retread of the original, was to push the boundaries and try to conjure up that zeitgeist again? to make the sequel just as new and ground-breaking as episode III, the same way james cameron re-imagined aliens after alien...?
(okay, save your death-threats and your hate-mail--i'm just messin' with ya...)
(leanne, call 911 if rod's still not breathing...)
the sixth sense~~is it me or it this a no-brainer...? shouldn't bruce willis and haley joel osment have then gone off to solve goofy paranormal mysteries ala the scooby-doo gang...?
so that's MY top five.
what about YOU...?
what are yours...?
last week brian forwarded me this hilarious/frightening email entitled "world's worst parents" featuring about 13 pics of (people who should not be) parents putting their respective children in rather dangerous situations. like i said, hilarious-slash-frightening...
i was gonna post a few more, but blogger is being a bit temperamental at the moment, so here's just two...sorry.
and, just a reminder, craig and i will be at the BOSTON COMIC CON next weekend with (haps artist) rich woodall and brian and tons of other friends...!
and tons of cool perhapanauts shwag!!
and making it's debut at the boston show is the new 2011 edition of everybody's favorite--the choopie butt card!
come get one from brian, 'cause nobody hooks you up with a butt card better than him!!
(can't wait to see ya, bri~!)
have a great weekend and a wonderful easter~!
smell ya later~!