Meet the Parents : This movie is ruined by its sequels

This movie is ruined by its sequels

I used to love Meet the Parents. Watched it multiple times. Then I watched Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers.

I hate Meet the Parents.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

I have to disagree. Loved this movie and still do. After watching ten minutes of Meet the Fockers I turned it off. Never watched a single second of any of the sequels again. Can't even remember any scenes. You should have done what I did. I still love Meet the Parents as much as ever.

"I'm going with jerk store. Jerk store is the line. Jerk store." -George

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

You just have to put the sequels out of your mind. I didn't like either of the sequels, but I still love the original. I just don't think about what happens next when I'm watching it. I have to do the same thing with Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars. I love the 3 original Star Wars films, but hate the 3 new prequels. I love the first Pirates of the Caribbean, but hate the two sequels. I just have to pretend the ones I don't like don't exist.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

In my opinion the this film along with the sequels have always been terrible. They didn't change my mind one way or another.

It didn't help the sequels that Teri Polo has looked like Helen Hunt's older sister ever since 2003. Her looks peaked in 2001.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels


It didn't help the sequels that Teri Polo has looked like Helen Hunt's older sister ever since 2003. Her looks peaked in 2001.


I remember that shock, and with Elizabeth Shue as well. I think natural blondes, being fair, age quicker. I think their skin is thinner or something.

I was surprised to learn that Kate McKinnon from the new ghostbusters is only 32, thinking she might be around 40.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

I know what you mean. I used to think that The Godfather was a great movie, and that The Godfather Part II was even better. But then I saw Part III and realised that the first two movies weren't any good.

Post deleted

This message has been deleted.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

Sarcasm. Read the OP

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

I think its best to pretend that there are no sequels. Just forget about them!
The movie becomes much more enjoyable!

But I have to say that I found "Meet the Fockers" ok, a bit to long but still OK. I haven't seen "Little Fockers" yet though, and I'm not sure if I want to. It sounds so silly and stupid, its enough with two movies.!

Post deleted

This message has been deleted.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

Just watched MTP last night for the first time in years and found -- unsurprisingly -- that I loved it as much as ever. I must admit, tho, that the knowledge that it was followed by two execrable sequels took some of the comedic sting out of the last couple minutes.

When Mr. & Mrs. Byrnes are settling into bed, all problems and misunderstandings seemingly resolved, and Mr. B suddenly blurts out: "I wonder what his parents are like," what had been a laugh-out-loud line now reads like nothing more than a set up for an already planned sequel. And the brilliant cut-to-black ending involving Greg's surveillance-camera karate routine has lost much of its punch, due to the inescapable knowledge that more -- and, sadly, less -- was in store for these cinematic characters. I still enjoy MTP, but I agree that it suffers from Traumatic Post-Sequel Syndrome.

And I don't think comparisons between MTP and the original Godfather and Star Wars films and their awful sequels are valid. I think the fact that those sequels came so many years after the originals makes it easier for devotees to mentally segregate the gold from the dross. Also, those films exist on a plane far above MTP, all but immune to the later, ill-advised depredations of their creators.



Post deleted

This message has been deleted.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

Sequels can ruin the mythology. It's not difficult for me to bracket out a movie star's crazy off-screen behavior, but sequels can screw up characters and worlds in my view, such as the Matrix.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

You gotta just look at it as a standalone film. Kinda like The Matrix. It was followed by two sequels that couldn't match the same success (even though I'm one of the few that really likes The Matrix Reloaded) but that doesn't taint the original for me.

Post deleted

This message has been deleted.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

I like the first two. Both are pretty good.

The third one is just blah. I still pretend there are only two films in this series.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

This movie is a solid "10" forever no matter what. A lot of thought went into the writing,etc. I cannot remember sequel number 2 that much but I remember it being a different kind of comedy; more of an in-your-face type and not too much the viewer has to really "assume" about anything. I may try to stomach sequel #3 someday but I have a strong feeling I will turn it off before it finishes as I am older and don't care to waste as much time in my life anymore. Anyways, don't let other things/people ever ruin your good times or tastes about anything. Enjoy the original movie for exactly what it is.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

That's the most retarded post ever.

I hope you're not like this in real life.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

The original doesn't live up to its potential, but It's still quite funny.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

Meet the Fockers has it's moments, but it's just ruined by the annoying character additions. Little Fockers on the other hand, has no redeeming qualities.

"Have you ever tried to grab a tongue?" ~ Karl Pilkington

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

Meet the Fockers had some moments where it was a decent movie and funny but nowhere near as good as the original so I hardly ever watch "Meet the Fockers" but did enjoy seeing it once or twice. "Little Fockers" sequel was absolutely horrible, should never have been made and something I will never watch again, none of the magic like from the first one and a little from the second. I think the biggest problem was the director of the first two bailed on the third. They should have made Little Fockers a Christmas movie and focused totally on Christmas or maybe going on a vacation where nothing went right, then it might have been decent.

Post deleted

This message has been deleted.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels


how can a movie be ruined by sequels
a movie is movie, it stands for itself


Exactly.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

They should have gone to the 1st film's original writers, Greg Glienna and Mary Ruth Clarke, to write the sequels.






Open the door for Mr. Muckle!!

Post deleted

This message has been deleted.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

In my opinion, the sequels are the same story but with added characters. Jack doesn't trust Greg. Greg tries to make Jack Happy but ends up making mistakes. Jack and Greg come to an agreement and Greg is now in the circle of trust.

Come visit my theblackrosecastle.com

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels


In my opinion, the sequels are the same story but with added characters. Jack doesn't trust Greg. Greg tries to make Jack Happy but ends up making mistakes. Jack and Greg come to an agreement and Greg is now in the circle of trust.



This, pretty much. 1st is still my favorite but I really like 2 & 3.

"I'm the ultimate badass,you do NOT wanna f-ck wit me!"Hudson,Aliens😬

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

The sequels did suck ass. But the original is great, and always will b

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

i don't see how this movie would be ruined by the sequels. simply don't watch them as i don't since they are forgettable where as this movie is still memorable as i just finished re-watching it just now, which is probably the first time i re-watched it in at least 5+ years, and it held steady even though it takes a little while to hit it's stride. it's still one of the best comedies out there when is all said and done.

My Top 9 movies of 2000...

1.Gladiator - 9/10
-.The Patriot
3.The Family Man - 8/10
4.Gone in Sixty Seconds
5.The Whole Nine Yards - 7.5-8/10
6.Meet the Parents
7.O Brother, Where Art Thou?
8.Battle Royale
9.Malena - 7/10

----------
My IMDb Movie Lists etc = http://goo.gl/pZ8XG
----------

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

Nah, Meet The Fockers was a good sequel. It introduced Greg's parents who were portrayed by Streisand and Hoffman superbly. It was also a good bit of fun to watch someone in the form of Greg's parents actually call Jack out on his unreasonable, obsessive and idiotic behaviour and have someone on Greg's side for a change.

Little Fockers, however well that's another story....

http://z9.invisionfree.com/FULL_TRUTH_Forums/index.php?

Join our forum now!

Post deleted

This message has been deleted.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

the sequels definately sucked. but the original is still in my top 10 comedies ever...

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

The sequels were not as good.

It's that man again!!

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

I'm re-watching Meet The Parents right now. I'm binge watching the trilogy even though the third sucks. The first is great, the second one is almost as good, but the third one shouldn't have even been made. It tried to hard on recycling the same jokes after so many years. I should have known it was going to be bad the first time I saw it when Dustin Hoffman, who originally wasn't in it, decided to film a few scenes as a way to try to "save" the movie.

Post deleted

This message has been deleted.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

I wonder if someone here has seen the original.
You know, the film this was a remake of...
I haven't and I would love to.
I guess universal made a good job in keeping it unreleased.

I think that could explain the sequels...

Post deleted

This message has been deleted.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

I only watched Fockers and the Little Fockers once each. They're easily forgettable.

This one was and still is good.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

After everything Greg and Jack went through in this film, they go back to square one in Meet the Fockers. I know it's just a comedy, but still. I wanted Dustin Hoffman to just punch Jack square in the jaw. He was in the wrong. He's a guest at their own house, and he's still intimidating his future son-in-law.

Re: This movie is ruined by its sequels

For me, Meat the Fockers is good for this one MILF, hana

Top