Senior HTF Member
- Oct 3, 2000
Take a look.
PSYCHO (1960) followed with PYSCHO 2 (1983).
KING KONG (1976) followed with KING KONG LIVES (1986).
EXCORSIT 2 (1977) followed with EXCORSIT 3(1990).
GODFATHER 2 (1974) followed with GODFATHER 3 (1990).
So it won't be the 1st time there has been a long time in between sequals.
Not to mention The Hustler (1961) --> The Color of Money (1987).
I just picked up the DVD to Slap Shot a couple of months ago and viewed it again (first time in about 10 years). This is yet another example of a film that I enjoyed when I was younger but that has definitely not stood the test of time for me. Only the on-ice scenes with the Hanson brothers still made me smile. Nothing made me laugh at loud anymore. I just sold the disc yesterday.
No offense, but The Color of Money was a poor attempt at a sequel.
No offense Bill, but that is an opinion, and not one shared by very many people. While The Color of Money did get some mixed reviews and is certainly not ubiquitously adored, you may be the first person I have ever seen use the word "poor" to describe it.
For what it's worth, TCOM did receive four Academy Award nominations and one win. One of the nominations was for writing.
But then, you described the original Slap Shot as a "great flick" and I would not. Opinions vary. That's what they're good for.
No offense Bill, but that is an opinion, and not one shared by very many people.
Absolutely I agree. Opinions do vary, which is why I included the "no offense".
I should probably clarify my earlier opinion. I admit I did not know about the academy nominations/win. I'm also surprised. I did not hate The Color of Money by any means. It was acceptable and quite watchable. On the other hand, I do not feel it measured up to The Hustler. But, movies should be based more on their own merit than how they measure up to originals. On that note, I'd probably give it 2 or 2 1/2 stars (it has been quite some time since I've seen it), which is not to say that it is bad, just average. Compared to the many other sequels it ranks fairly good.
As for Slap Shot. I did say it's a great flick. But, that probably needs to qualified as well. Slap Shot is a lot of fun, but it is definitely not in the same league as say Ben Hur. There are actually many things in Slap Shot I didn't like, particularly the dance thing at the end. Slap Shot was funny, but it is really not hockey.