Episode 638: Long Awaited Sequels by · Published June 10, 2019 · Updated June 16, 2019 In this episode, Tyler and David discuss sequels that came out after a long gap as well as the future of Entertainment Weekly.Related Posts:Tyler Takes On the Oscars and Other Stuff You Might Have…Episode 835: Oscars 2023 (Tyler's Take)Episode 834: Oscars 2023Episode 839: Movies About AmnesiaEpisode 844: Movies About Old HollywoodEpisode 845: May FlowersEpisode 840: Michael SnowEpisode 832: Through the Cracks 2022 Share
The Bourne Legacy has some good stuff, especially up until they burn down the house. After that it becomes kinda boilerplate (still some good stuff, tho – and Rachel Weisz is always welcome).
I always look at a Cash Grab as something a studio does (shameless sequels, etc) – grabbing cash before the opportunity leaves town. Whereas a Cash In is something Actors do (megadeal salary for a sequel – like Hangover 3, or whatever). You have a chit, you cash it in. Maybe this is what David ended up at, i kinda lost the thread after a minute
Tyler seems confused on the definition of a reboot. If it doesn’t throw out established continuity, it’s not a reboot, regardless of the casting.
Independence Day’s sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence was a 20 year wait. It didn’t scream out for a sequel, but it certainly makes sense to have one in the story’s plot. It wasn’t a phenomenon like the first one, and didn’t make the money the studio had hoped, apparently (and not received s0 well), since there are no plans for a follow-up even though the ending was a cliff-hanger that calls for an immediate sequel. It was like “we won the battle, now we have to take the war to them in order to keep them down…let’s go! [roll credits].