’90s Movies Sequels We Definitely Want to See
It seems like sequels really don’t need to happen. They fall into two camps: Either the first movie was so good that a sequel couldn’t possibly do it justice (ahem, Grease 2) or the second film was obviously just a ploy to make more money and was totally unnecessary. Either way, they’re a bad idea.
Now, that’s not to say that all sequels and reboots are terrible — some go over pretty well and others actually top the first movies. But if Hollywood insists on recycling these old movies, the least it could do is give us sequels to some of the best ’90s movies of all time, including these:
Ah, the timeless introduction to everyone’s favorite onscreen duo: Kate and Leo. This is the pair who showed us that love is all about selfishly refusing to scoot over a couple of feet so your partner can survive after a shipwreck with you (Mythbusters proved it was possible, OK?). Anyway, this take on a true historical event took a lot of liberties with what actually happened, so there’s no reason a second movie couldn’t be plausible. Perhaps it could star Emma Stone as Jack and Rose’s daughter, whom Rose gave up for adoption upon arriving in America? It could happen!
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Though a sequel to a Shakespeare-based movie may be a bit odd, I don’t think it’s completely out of the question. The iconic teen movie left us with a lot of questions. Did Bianca and Cameron stay together? Did Kat become the singer she always wanted to be? Was she just as snarky after a few years with Patrick as she was when they met in high school? These questions need answers! The only problem? No sequel could ever stand up to the original without Heath Ledger.
Sure, Forrest Gump is a classic that should probably be left untouched, but in all seriousness it has the setup for a pretty amazing sequel. By this time, Forrest Jr. (played adorably by a young Haley Joel Osment in the original) could be an adult running some sort of technological empire with his genius brain. In fact, if Osment and Tom Hanks both signed on, I can’t imagine this movie not being a home run.
Clueless was Mean Girls before Mean Girls happened. With insanely quotable lines, memorable characters and some fashion moments that people may never forget, it’s not just a ’90s teen flick — it’s a true classic. Decades later, a sequel would introduce that same amazing combo to a new generation. Perhaps Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd now have a daughter who is navigating high school with the same finesse as her mother had years ago?
Of course, any of these sequels could be one of two things: an incredible hit or a disastrous flop. But can any of us really say we wouldn’t be just a tad interested in a second take on the ’90s classics? Be honest.