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.Â Â 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.Â Â Also, this was Helen Slater’s chance to be a big star.Â Â Unfortunately when you make a really crappy movie the prospects for another just don’t work out.Â You never what will happen now.Â 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.Â It’s hard to believe that he was attached to something this crappy.Â Â 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?Â Neither did I.Â Â Â Â Turns out it was a comic book.Â Personally I think this might have been a case of bad timing.Â Â The 90s weren’t great time for comic book movies.Â Â And now?Â Now it’s too much.Â 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.Â Â The monster itself just looked like shit.Â I think everyone was expecting the old school Godzilla and we got a virtual dinosaur that turned out to be female and annoyed us.Â Â And the whole baby Godzillas lent itself to absolutely nothing.
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