We all love a sequel, don't we? Apparently we do, because they keep making them. Often a film that gets a sequel was successful at the box office and will get a big budget increase as well as more talent behind and in front of the camera. They're not always good, but when they are - Godfather Part 2, Superman II, The Dark Knight - they can be amazing and sometimes even better than the first film. Then there's what we like to call the "cash-in" sequel. A sequel in name only, really. These days these types of films go direct-to-DVD and are often low-budget and are made to capitalise on an existing property the studio might already own and is sat around doing nothing. They'll allocate a small budget and an unknown cast and make something that doesn't really have anything to do with the original film, but might trick people into thinking it's a real sequel with the same cast. Other sequels we'll be looking at include the nostalgia sequel - a sequel made purely because the cast and/or crew have fallen on hard times and so they return to the character/franchise that was once hugely popular, relying on audience nostalgia for the original to fill seats or sell copies.
3rd Year Film and Television Production student at Edge Hill University. Writer of "Stockton's Last Stand" and screenwriter/director of "Hunted" and "Spyfail 2: The Search for Spyfail 1".
I also do stand-up comedy sometimes... I'm told I'm marginally funny.