Oh, Hollywood, that glamorous tinsel-type town where they make movies and Pauly Shores. Yes, there’s nothing we all love more than the movies; and what better kind of movie is there than a big-budget sequel from a major studio? If your answer is “any movie,” then hey, buddy, save it for the NYU film school application. So what separates the great sequels from the merely very good? Listen to a pro, and see if you can pick up a thing or two.
So what did we learn?
Treat the original as more of a jumping-off point.
Psychopathy: the more the better.
Just make “Gremlins 2.”
Congrats, you are now a high-powered Hollywood executive! Now it’s your job to give the people what they want, so please celebrate by walking into the open mouth of a shark.