Thursday, April 3, 2014

Three Movie Duologies That I Wish Had Been Trilogies

 1. Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2

  There are so many things that I love about these movies: the phenomenal fight sequences, the overabundance of spraying blood, Sonny Chiba, Gogo Yubari,

I own a shirt with this picture and the caption
"WWGD?" (a gift from husband)

By now, everyone is aware that this was supposed to be a trilogy, with Vernita Green's daughter Nikki seeking vengeance for her mother's death. I always had a small niggle in the back of my head that it would be awesome if Daryl Hannah's "Elle" had played the role of Master to Nikki's Student. (You will recall that Elle was blinded but not dead when The Bride left her caterwauling in Budd's trailer)

 The Boondock Saints was not really a movie that I was too interested in, until Alaska entered my life. He raved on about how good the first one was (the second came out the first year that he and I were dating, actually) so I gave it a shot. Mostly because of Willem Dafoe, whom I adore:

He makes for a right ugly woman, I have to say.

I'm adding this only because it made me laugh...

I loved the first film, of course, so I had to watch the second one when it came out. And it was just as freakin' good! I loved Eunice (and her sky high heels) as their new "handler," and I love this man right here:

I'm totally making this my computer background...

Clifton Collins, Jr. is another one of those guys who just entertain the hell out of me whenever he shows up (usually because I see him playing whack jobs, I suppose) All Saint's Day, of course, ends with the boys locked up and being heavily eyeballed by unsavory characters. It would have been so fantastic to see more of that situation. 

Another poster that adorns my office walls.

* Update- 9/19/14- I've been hearing and reading that there is, in fact, a third Boondock movie in the works! I fervently wish it to be so.

 3. Hellboy and Hellboy II

 I enjoy Ron Perlman and his Neanderthal brow.

 Although Hellboy was good, it was the second movie that I enjoyed enough to start hoping for a third. I mean, c'mon, who isn't interested in seeing Hellboy babysitting his twins? Just imagine the chaos for a moment.

 Bonus: My Girl and My Girl 2

I've always liked these movies, and this idea actually came about in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Anna Chlumsky showed up on two episodes of Hannibal ("Entree" and "Sorbet," respectively) and I just thought to myself, "How cool would it be to see mortician's daughter Vada Sultenfuss end up joining the FBI to track down serial killers?"

"Behind you, Vada!"

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