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Action Movie Sequels that Would Rock
Explosions, guns, piles of dead bad guys, and more explosions seem to sum up most action movies. Granted, scriptwriters usually manage to weave a decent story in between the explosions and gunfights, but some manage to do it better than others. When a movie opens with some notable success, talks of a sequel began to make their way to the rumor mill.
Students earning degrees in film production may see a sequel as just a cheap knockoff of the original, while other people may lavish in the release of another box office hit. Some action sequels flop, but these revisits may prove to have as much success as the original if created.
Tango & Cash
Tango & Cash was released during a flurry of other smash hits in the 90s, but it managed to gain some momentum with its cop-partner duo, Tango and Cash. With Sylvester Stallone as Lt. Raymond Tango and Kurt Russell as Lt. Gabriel Cash, it made for an interesting partnership between two action legends.
In the original, the two narcotics detectives were framed for murder by a drug kingpin and scrambled around for nearly two hours trying to clear their names. The storyline sparked interest, while the action scenes were spectacular for their times. However, no talks of a sequel have ever been mentioned, especially after how successful the movie was. Just imagine, Stallone and Russell gracing the screen once again, only this time as grizzled senior officers on the verge of retirement.
Con Air managed to make it into that epoch of 90s action films that left audiences wondering, “Why haven’t they made a sequel?” Nicolas Cage played an ex-army ranger, Cameron Poe, who kills a man while out with his wife. He later became a convicted killer and served 10 years in a federal correctional facility. Poe is granted parole and winds up on plane full of the worst criminals in the country, which unfortunately gets hijacked, causing one big dilemma for the parolees on the plane.
The plot, action and even the cleverness of the character’s lines lead some to want to see a sequel. With an all-star cast lead behind Cage and John Cusack that included John Malkovich, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, and Steve Buscemi, it isn’t difficult to see that this sequel would be primed for success.
The Last Boy Scout
Bruce Willis managed to start in a number of movies during the ‘90s, most notably the Die Hard series that captured some of his best performances. The Last Boy Scout worked its way in between those beloved “Die Hard” movies and managed to do so in an impressive fashion. Packed with witty one-liners, action and a decent story line, The Last Boy Scout would make for the perfect sequel to add to Willis impressive reputation.
With Willis appearing to slowing down in making movies, The Last Boy Scout would make for a perfect film for an aging star. Audiences of the first film may question turning this, but for individuals attending CSI schools, a criminal investigation film like this would be the perfect fit.