Dec 14 2011
I would imagine that when you’re a producer or director there’s always the hope and expectation that your movie turns out to be a huge success, gets critical acclaim, and lines you up to be big time for years.
Unfortunately it rarely works out that way. One way to achieve that success is by creating a movie that will lend itself to sequels and/or prequels.
I’m sure these movies had high expectations to start franchises but they wound up sucking in the end…
Thanks to Listal for these movie picks
I think everyone was somewhat excited at the prospects of Supergirl. Also, this was Helen Slater’s chance to be a big star. Unfortunately when you make a really crappy movie the prospects for another just don’t work out. You never what will happen now. I could see Kate Beckinsale or somebody like that reprising this role but I guess they’re kind of busy on Man of Steel.
Howard the Duck (1986)
The reason I bring this up is because of George Lucas. It’s hard to believe that he was attached to something this crappy. Something tells me that Lucas might have needed some cash.
The Shadow (1994)
When this movie came up did you know what The Shadow was? Neither did I. Turns out it was a comic book. Personally I think this might have been a case of bad timing. The 90s weren’t great time for comic book movies. And now? Now it’s too much. But frankly this movie was terrible so I don’t think it ever had a chance.
It was big, it was bad, it was horrible. The monster itself just looked like shit. I think everyone was expecting the old school Godzilla and we got a virtual dinosaur that turned out to be female and annoyed us. And the whole baby Godzillas lent itself to absolutely nothing.
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