A Summer of Sequels

Well, here we are again, in the summer of 2009, where Pixar has the lone wholly original film of the summer. Pete Docter’s “Up,” which opens May 29, and is a (gasp!) original screenplay, goes up against these summer films:

Fast and Furious (sequel)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (sequel)

Star Trek (reboot/sequel)

Angels and Demons (sequel/based on novel)

Land of the Lost (based on television show)

Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian (sequel)

Terminator: Salvation (sequel)

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (remake)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (sequel/based on toy)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (sequel)

Bruno (based on television character)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (sequel/based on novel)

Julie and Julia (based on article)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (based on television show)

The Final Destination (sequel)

H2 – Halloween 2 (sequel of a remake)


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