Genre switching sequels?

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  1. Nerys Myk

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    I only know of it as a punchline. ;)
     
  2. Starkers

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    Neither will ever be in my top five of Trek films (you didn't ask but; TWOF, FC, TUC, Abrahms Trek and probably TVH orTMP depending how I'm feeling!) but both are unfairly treated, and I'd say in both cases what I like about them is that arguably the characters seem closer to how they were in their respective shows than in any other films.

    Well I had forgotten it, thank you all so much for reminding me :lol:

    a film so terrible that, as I recall, McCleod magically changes coats and swords in the middle of a duel!
     
  3. NightJim

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    Highlander 2- A film so terrible even the franchise disowned it.
     
  4. lurok

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    Am I the only one who found it as funny as second? :p I thought it was hilarious. Though I believe the remake is much more straight horror.

    Speaking of horror/sequel-switching, doesn't Hallowe'en undergo a tone shift between 2 & 3? Feels a bit more sci-fi-ey.
     
  5. Tiberius

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    Yeah, but the two movies have very different feels. That's what I meant.
     
  6. The Mirrorball Man

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    Laughing at horror movies is like being afraid of comedies, i.e. you're not doing it right.
     
  7. Starkers

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    That's not strictly speaking true, very often a darn good scare will prompt some nervous laughter afterwards!

    and I've seen some terrifying comedies... :devil:
     
  8. lurok

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    ditto ;)
     
  9. stj

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    Beat me to the punch.

    Science fictiion isn't a genre in the sense that a romantic comedy or a spy thriller is. It's a "genre" in the same sense as poetry or nonfiction. That is, the term tells us something about how the story is written, not about it's narrative goal. You can say a horror story wants to scare you or a romance wants to satisfy you with achievement of true love. Or you can say that a story is a Regency novel a la Georgette Heyer or a war novel or a Western.

    But the bare term "science fiction" only says there is something fantastic (i.e., doesn't exist now) that is noentheless supposed to be natural. If you insist on calling this information a definition of the genre, but dubbing the narrative genre "subgenre" just sows confusion I think.
     
  10. Christopher

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    Obviously you haven't seen The Cabin in the Woods. Or Shaun of the Dead. Or Army of Darkness. Or about a thousand others.

    Besides, since when was it forbidden to mix emotions? There's plenty of worthwhile humor in the best movies in many genres -- horror, action, romance, drama, you name it. And the best comedies have moments of seriousness. Really good stories run us through a gamut of emotions.
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    Exactly. Some of my favorite movies don't just work the same emotional nerve over and over again, but embrace several different modes and tones--all at the same time.

    WITNESS is a crime thriller, love story, culture-clash story, with plenty of humor, suspense, action, and romance.

    THE WICKER MAN is a paranoid thriller, horror film, black comedy, and musical.

    THE STUNT MAN is a twisty psychological suspense piece, a slapstick action-comedy, a mystery, a love story, a backstage drama, a playful examination of illusion versus reality, a political allegory, etc.
     
  12. Silvercrest

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    Ahem.

     
  13. Greg Cox

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    Oops. You know, I knew that I should have probably gone back and reviewed the whole thread, but . . . well, the cat was demanding attention . . . .
     
  14. Silvercrest

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    Meow. Hisss!
     
  15. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

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    I keep misreading this thread title as...

    "Gender switching sequels"! :eek: Honestly!

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  16. Silvercrest

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    New topic!!!!
     
  17. NightJim

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    Voyager?

    Highlander: The Raven?

    Comic Relief Doctor Who Special with Joanna Lumley as The Doctor?
     
  18. The Mirrorball Man

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    And while we're talking about comedy, Christopher, not everything needs to be taken at face value. Sometimes we're just making little jokes. ;)
     
  19. Silvercrest

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    Ha!!! You want a follow-up to an existing movie, same cast, but new genre and tone?

    The Star Wars Holiday Special.
     
  20. Christopher

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    "Extremely little, Ensign."