Top three 2013 movie sequels

Story by Caroline Purtle, Staff Writer

Throughout the years of filmmaking, debate over the creation of movie sequels have been a tug-a-war topic in the industry. Most people agree that the original movies are classics and that making sequels are pointless. If that were the case, some of the best screenplays would not be the same if it weren’t for the whole series. The original movies were all classics, but the new additions in the series contain great potential as well.

It’s a Good Day to Die Hard:
Classic Bruce Willis movies include The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and of course the entire Die Hard series. We had the privilege to see Willis’ bald head covered in sweat and blood one more time on Feb. 14. It’s a Good Day to Die Hard made its mark as the fifth movie of the series and is as action-packed as ever. Exploding walls and cars cascade from Russian streets, bullets ricochet from walls, and even missiles and bombs paint the skies. Willis takes a journey to the foreign country to visit his son, and is in for a nice surprise. Director John Moore creates a screen-shaking movie that will leave everyone shell shocked.

Hangover 3:
Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha, also known as the wolfpack, take another crazy adventure together back on screen in Hangover 3. The first movie of the series, Hangover, was welcomed to the world in 2009. The crude humor and witty dialect quickly became classic lines that will be forever remembered. The third sequel will premiere this summer on May 24. This time the unfortunate wolfpack is stuck in a mental home in Amsterdam. One of the characters, which is unknown at this time, is in a hurry to see the birth of his child. The gang works together in order to see one of the best friends become a father. We can all hope and pray that the new baby will not end up like baby Carlos.

21 Jump Street 2:
Everyone loves a good underdog story, but what made this movie top the charts is the outrageous storyline, the not so average high school setting, and partially because Channing Tatum had a leading role. 21 Jump Street launched on March 16, 2012. The dynamic cop duo, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, merged their skills together to bust a drug case going on in a local high school. Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall wanted to do a parody revival of the old 80s TV series. Before the first movie even came out, Hill and Bacall began on 21 Jump Street 2. Very little news has been released since then about the sequel. We can expect more information released later on in the year. Until then, everyone sits in anticipation for the comedic cop crusade.