Now You See Me Joins Hollywood Sequels List

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Earlier this year, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Woody Harrelson starred in the magician bank heist movie Now You See Me. The movie was released Memorial Day weekend and gained an impressive reception of more than $230 million in worldwide ticket sales. Now Summit Entertainment is talking about making a sequel based on the box office success of the film. This kind of planning, however, has a track record of movies that have done very well and then sequels that turn out horrendous. Caddyshack 2, Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, all of the new Star Wars sequels, Batman and Robin, Superman Returns, Rocky 5, and Grease 2 are just a few that have had horrible receptions with audiences. Movie sequels that are actually written well and made correctly, however, have proven time and again to do as well as their predecessors. Sequels to Spiderman, The Godfather, Clerks, and The Dark Knight have all made amazing box office sales, and stand by themselves as individual films and not just sequels. If the movie is done the right way and they convince the original cast to come back with a good script, maybe they could pull off a pretty cool sequel. This being the era of movie sequels, however, it may just be another number on an already very long list that includes Dumb and Dumber, Independence Day, and Star Wars.

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