The 80's and 90's were filled with kids and teens in the movies. Which movie would you like to see a sequel made in 2012 with the original cast members, who have aged the same as you and me?Ladies and gentlemen. I'm about to shock to world.
Much to the surprise of all FASTE readers, I am not going to pick Ferris Bueller's Day Off. As awesome as a modern day Ferris Bueller sequel would be, any chance of such a film was squashed with the recent Honda commercial.
Well then, surely I'm going to go with the Karate Kid. Nope. Jaden Smith ruined that one (although Hillary Swank did a good job ruining that series of movies several years earlier). The only way I'd be up for a new Karate Kid movie of any kind is if it was something like this:
Or maybe this: [a pretty crappy song but an awesome video with some great cameos including several cast members from the Karate Kid]
There's also the obvious choice for anyone currently in their 30s -- The Goonies (no offense to anyone in the League who does go the Goonies route). What child of the 80's wouldn't love to see Mikey and the gang back together again for another adventure!
With several potential sequels that would be nothing short of awesome, I narrowed it down to one -- The Breakfast Club.
Think about the possibilities here. The most obvious is the class-reunion-based plot but the real story would be what the Breakfast Club has been up to for the past three decades. All in their mid-forties by now, what has become of the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal?
Of the main cast, Principal Vernon would be the only absence from the film as he passed away back in 2006. Apparently he messed with the bull and got the horns. But the former students themselves would all be there.
Would we learn about Brian's successful business and his wife and six kids? Possibly Andrew's mediocre college wrestling career cut short by injury? Maybe Bender's meth habit?
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