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    Originally posted by lotjx
    Someone tried to make Catch in the Rye sequel and Salinger sued the hell out of them. Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz and French Connection all had terrible or less then stellar sequels. I am not that outraged since its the trend of the times which is once something is popular no matter how it ended. If DC sees dollar signs they will do it.

Ninjaed sightly, but still...

I will give you Gone With the Wind, but the other two are not great examples.

L. Frank Baum wrote thirteen sequels to the Wonderful World of OZ many (arguably) as good or better than the original. As for the 1939 film, it wasn't the first film based on the novel. According to Wikipedia, it was the fifth:

As for the film that most would consider the "failed" sequel to The Wizard of Ox, the 1985 Return to Oz starring Fairuza Balk: it was actually a much closer adaptation to the complete insanity of Baum's series and a great (albeit insane) film in its own right that was never given a chance.

And as for The French Connection, while it tanked at the box office, French Connection II is a fantastic film noir in which the Hackman character is kidnapped by French gangsters and then hooked on heroin by them in revenge for what happened in the first film. One of John Frankenheimer's overlooked classics, it is completely different from the first film (which I would consider a strength. others a weakness). The last ten minutes are completely brilliant.

None of which is to say that a Watchmen sequel (or prequel) would work and the quicker they tried something the more likely it will be a clusterfuck, but it is not an immediate disaster.

"Don't Blame CANADA, Blame Yourselves!"
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