There’s been an unusual and wholly unnecessary trend in recent times of either remaking classic films (and some not so classic ones) or making ill-advised sequels. Three Men and a Bride and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of The Crystal Skull are two diverse examples. While the latter didn’t turn out to bad, the former is bound to be a pile of steaming you-know-what.
I’m of the opinion that the classics should be left well alone, at least if a number of years have passed before talk of a sequel begins. If there wasn’t enough of a case for a sequel at the time of the original’s release, then why even contemplate a sequel twenty years later?
Luckily, the star of one of my favorite films of the 1980s, hardly a golden time for movies in my opinion (or music for that matter) agrees. Digital Spy reports how Matthew Broderick, one time star of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off has ruled out appearing in any sequel. He said:
“I can’t play young rebellious guys anymore.”
No you can’t, you’re 46 years old now and Ferris Bueller is probably a dad who wouldn’t dream of doing anything risky. And if he ever did he would probably grimace rather than throw a nonchalant, some would say smug, look to camera. Leave Ferris Bueller where he belongs, back in the eighties where we can enjoy him and his antics from a distance.