In the past I have always been in favor of any and all sequels/prequels getting made. My thought was always, if it sucks I can just ignore it. Caddyshack 2 doesn't ruin my enjoyment of the original Caddyshack in the least.
Then I got to thinking about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. I asked myself, does the fact that Spock comes back somehow diminish the impact of his sacrifice? I must admit it does.
Fast-forward to The Avengers. I enjoyed it so much, I immediately began to compare it to other movies I consider as my favorites of all time. I was ready to welcome a new one into the fold. But something was missing, but what? My list seemed odd.
Why was it no longer anywhere in my list?!
I remember a time when almost anyone you talked to would obviously have Star Wars as their favorite movie. Whenever the question of favorite or best movie would be asked, it was as if Star Wars was a given, and any list was just whatever came after that.
I don't know too many people that still feel that way. What happened? Did the prequels and George Lucas edits somehow diminish the originals?
I didn't think it possible, but it would seem that is exactly what happened.
I used to think maybe I just got older, and the same kind of film making no longer appeals to me like it did. Movies like The Avengers and Harry Potter prove that even though I am older, I can still appreciate what some consider a kids movie, if it is a good movie. I think I just have to say George Lucas just made some really bad movies that has damaged his original work.
Maybe I don't want to see Ghostbusters 3 after all. A reboot would be easier to ignore. That is kinda what Caddyshack 2 was anyway.