'The Lost Symbol,' 'Enchanted 2,' and 'Fast and Furious 5': Which sequel has you psyched?
Image Credit: Hanks: Zade Rosenthal; Adams: Barry Wetcher; Diesel: Jaimie TruebloodGet ready for some serious déjà vu at the movies. Studios just announced sequels to three major hit franchises: The Da Vinci Code, Enchanted, and Fast and Furious. But which one are you most excited about? Let’s go through the pros and cons of each:
The Lost Symbol
Pro: The book sold a million copies in its first day.
Con: No, hang on a sec. A MILLION COPIES. Think about it. That’s nuts. But sadly, EW’s Thom Geier gave the book a C+ review. Unless the movie can do better, Symbol might get lost at the box office.
Fast and Furious 5
Pro: Talk about momentum, the fourth F&F was the series’ biggest hit yet, racing to a $343 million haul worldwide.
Con: Can the patented F&F formula — car chases, hot bodies (the automotive kind), and hot bodies (the non-automotive kind) — really hold up for five movies, or are moviegoers ready to shift gears?
Con: Now that Gisele has learned the ropes of the real world in the first movie, what’s left for her in a sequel? Dealing with the recession? Traveling back to fairytale land? Trying to break into the biz in L.A.?
Personally, my vote goes to F&F5 — I’m a sucker for goofy action movies that don’t pretend to be anything else. But I’m sure more than a few of you out there disagree. So take our poll and fire away in the comments!
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