Yesterday, Moviefone posted the second installment of Three Critics, a column in which I discuss various issues of the movie world, particularly those pertaining to new releases, with colleagues Anne Thompson and Leonard Maltin. I took the lead on this one and started a dialogue about sequels, a phenomenon that I hesitate to dismiss outright but consider worthy of scrutiny, particularly in light of the possibility that this might happen:
"The shark still looks fake." -- Marty McFly
A memorable shot from "Back to the Future, Part II," this wry self-critique (a sequel that's sarcastic about sequels!) neatly symbolizes the danger of the modern sequel mentality. Read our entire chat about it here.