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    Re: Sequels that DON'T disappoint

    Chronicles of Riddick?



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    Re: Sequels that DON'T disappoint

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I personally wouldn't count Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal Lecter has been adapted in so many different movies, often out order from the books and its never really clear if the movies are supposed to have anything to do with each other or just be stand-alone stories.
    Yeah, there had technically been a "Red Dragon" movie before SOTL, the one with Gil Grissom from CSI, but it wasn't anywhere near as good as the one with Ed Norton and Ralph Fiennes.


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    Re: Sequels that DON'T disappoint

    I'll also throw out the sequels in the Bourne series. The second and third ones are pretty darned good.


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    Re: Sequels that DON'T disappoint

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLNST8 View Post
    You thought Dogma was bad? I love that movie.
    I have a love-hate with Jason Lee. He was not great in that movie. It was much better than Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, though. That was just terrible.


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    Re: Sequels that DON'T disappoint

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Yeah, there had technically been a "Red Dragon" movie before SOTL, the one with Gil Grissom from CSI, but it wasn't anywhere near as good as the one with Ed Norton and Ralph Fiennes.
    Yea, I think Hannibal Lecter is more like a non-public domain Dracula. If you saw a new Dracula movie coming out next month, you wouldn't assume it shared a canon with every other Dracula movie that ever existed, it's just a popularly adapted character.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Yea, I think Hannibal Lecter is more like a non-public domain Dracula. If you saw a new Dracula movie coming out next month, you wouldn't assume it shared a canon with every other Dracula movie that ever existed, it's just a popularly adapted character.
    Yeah, that's fair. I honestly stopped reading the books after Hannibal Rising - I read the first four, but I think there's been at least one or two since? I like Thomas Harris, but it's getting a little one-note.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLNST8 View Post
    You thought Dogma was bad? I love that movie.
    Dogma was good, but it's awfully ham-fisted. I think Kevin Smith's biggest problem as a filmmaker is that he seems to be unable to achieve any level of subtlety in his movies. He doesn't seem to trust his audience to pick up on the things he's trying to say, so he basically just blurts them out. He's like the guy who tells you a joke and then feels like he needs to explain the punch line to you to make sure you got it. That said, I enjoy his movies, but I can't help but feel like they could be better than they are.


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    Re: Sequels that DON'T disappoint

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Yeah, that's fair. I honestly stopped reading the books after Hannibal Rising - I read the first four, but I think there's been at least one or two since? I like Thomas Harris, but it's getting a little one-note.
    I've never read any of the books, so you got me beat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I've never read any of the books, so you got me beat.
    I don't want to be the "the books are better" guy, because everyone hates that guy. But for Thomas Harris, even with as good as the movies are, the books are better.


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    Re: Sequels that DON'T disappoint

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I don't want to be the "the books are better" guy, because everyone hates that guy. But for Thomas Harris, even with as good as the movies are, the books are better.
    I hate you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I don't want to be the "the books are better" guy, because everyone hates that guy. But for Thomas Harris, even with as good as the movies are, the books are better.
    I'm not a big crime novel guy.



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    Re: Sequels that DON'T disappoint

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I don't want to be the "the books are better" guy, because everyone hates that guy. But for Thomas Harris, even with as good as the movies are, the books are better.
    I thought the LOTR movies were better than the books...






    Ha- just kidding. I never read the books.




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    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I've never read any of the books, so you got me beat.
    They're good. I mean, it's not Dante or anything, but they're pretty solidly written for modern literature, very suspenseful. I like them even better than the movies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    They're good. I mean, it's not Dante or anything, but they're pretty solidly written for modern literature, very suspenseful. I like them even better than the movies.
    I'm sure they are, but I've got such a backlog of stuff I want to read that I'm never going to backtrack to a book when I've already seen a movie of that story. I know it's a little silly, but you've got to start drawing lines somewhere.



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    Re: Sequels that DON'T disappoint

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I'm sure they are, but I've got such a backlog of stuff I want to read that I'm never going to backtrack to a book when I've already seen a movie of that story. I know it's a little silly, but you've got to start drawing lines somewhere.
    No, I totally get it. I hate reading books after I've already seen the movie, I always try and do it in the reverse.


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