The 24-Hour TV Adaptation Sequel Marathon
Last week sparked the arrival of 22 Jump Street, which actually, partially, enters rarefied air: it's one of the very few sequels made from television adaptations. When shows are adapted, it's a crapshoot as to whether they'll be successful or not. But a sequel? That's a rare thing. Filmmakers now have to not only honor the source material, but they need to do something different, something that doesn't give the viewer deja vu and doesn't just give them what they saw on TV already.
Very rarely does the formula work a second time. Which is why we've cherry-picked the best (and some of the worst!) for your first ever 24 Hour TV Adaptation Sequel Marathon! Allow up to five minutes between each movie and try it at home on your own!
(With apologies to Jackass Number Two and The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear)
(With no apologies to Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie)
The Rugrats Meet The Wild ThornberrysWe begin at noon with this crazy anomaly: not only is this the third Rugrats film, but it's a sequel to The Wild Thornberrys Movie. And, yes, it killed both franchises dead. Also known by the title The Rugrats Go Wild, this mash-up teams both the suburban Rugrats clan and the globe-trotting Thornberrys thanks to Chuckie's dog Spike, who can now talk thanks to the voice of Bruce Willis. Yes, you probably know a Bruce completist, and you can bet that they never even knew he was (sort of) in this!
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