Tuesday, August 09, 2005

But first, here's a little backstory [list]

McSweeney's just added a few more lists, one of which is "Lesser Known Movie Prequels". My favorite: There are Plenty of Mohicans.

Naturally, I began to think of more, and I made a list of my own, not surprisingly called "More Lesser-known Movie Prequels". I just sent it off. Let's see how it does.

I won't put up my twelve ideas yet (something about previously "published" work not being eligible for McSweeney's), but let's get a new reader-submitted list going, to continue the fun! Read the original list if you need an idea of how it works.

Note: remember, the concept here is "before", not just "diminished version of" or "opposite of". It's mainly just replacing one or two key words in an existing movie's title. Ideally, they will be easy enough to figure out without explanation, and don't forget funny! (That's why Second to the Last of the Mohicans would be good, but There Are Plenty of Mohicans is better.)

Example: Mornings of Thunder - Mornings come before days; thus, it's a prequel to Days of Thunder.

1. Private Ryan, Heathen (nitsuj)
2. The Completely Different Suspects (sayunderpants)
3. Temporary Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (sayunderpants)
4. Happy Max (ashman)
5. Came With the Wind (Jim)
6. Prince Kong (Jim)
7. The Touchables (ashman)
8. The Impregnation of a Large Land Mass (Jim)
9. Tomorrow (Samuel John Klein)
10. Immigrant Kane (Klein)
11. The Opening Skirmish of the Worlds (Klein)
12. Who Started to Develop a Grudge Against Roger Rabbit? (Andrew-TLA)
13. Who Just Said Gilbert Grape Looks Tasty? (nitsuj)
14. Lord of the Rings: The King is Going on Vacation (El Dave)
15. Losing Nemo (Jim)
16. The Matrix: Out of Ammunition (El Froggo)
17. Black Hawk Takes Off Without Incident (El Froggo)

25 Talked Back:

At August 9, 2005 at 6:25:00 PM CDT, Blogger Scott said...

American Pie-The Divorce

 

At August 9, 2005 at 6:44:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

That's good, but it'd be a sequel, not a prequel.

If you said Colonial Pie, that would fit.

For example, think of what a prequel to Days of Thunder would be called, then you've got it...

 

At August 9, 2005 at 7:03:00 PM CDT, Blogger Scott said...

D'oh, my bad, now I understand.

 

At August 9, 2005 at 9:16:00 PM CDT, Blogger nitsuj said...

Private Ryan, Heathen

 

At August 9, 2005 at 9:19:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

Took me a second, but I get it now.

 

At August 9, 2005 at 10:12:00 PM CDT, Blogger SayUnderpants said...

* The Completely Different Suspects

* Temporary Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

 

At August 9, 2005 at 10:27:00 PM CDT, Blogger Scott said...

Since I'm a MAD MAX fan, how about HAPPY MAX

 

At August 9, 2005 at 10:33:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

Came With The Wind

 

At August 9, 2005 at 10:38:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

Prince Kong

 

At August 9, 2005 at 11:10:00 PM CDT, Blogger Scott said...

The Touchables

 

At August 9, 2005 at 11:27:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

may be too subtle: The Impregnation of a Large Land Mass

 

At August 10, 2005 at 1:18:00 AM CDT, Blogger Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

"Tomorrow".

(Think that big money climate disaster movie from the other year.

 

At August 10, 2005 at 1:38:00 AM CDT, Blogger Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Oh, and how about these:

"Immigrant Kane"
"The Opening Skirmish of the Worlds"

That last one was a bit obvious.

 

At August 10, 2005 at 1:43:00 AM CDT, Blogger Andrew-TLA said...

Who Started to Develop a Grudge Against Roger Rabbit?

 

At August 10, 2005 at 2:02:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

Samuel: Actually, Tomorrow almost went on the list I submitted to McSweeney's. I left it off, though, because I debated whether or not The Day Before Yesterday might have been funnier. But then I would've had to explain it. Then I gave up on it. It's still good though :)

 

At August 10, 2005 at 2:08:00 AM CDT, Blogger nitsuj said...

Who Just Said Gilbert Grape Looks Tasty?

 

At August 10, 2005 at 2:11:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

There's got to be a ton of animal-related prequels; for starters, I just thought of Reservoir Puppies and Egg Run. I'm sure that there are some more clever than those two, finding a film that has an animal in the title but isn't about animals at all.

 

At August 10, 2005 at 2:17:00 AM CDT, Blogger El Dave said...

Lord of the Rings: The King is Going on Vacation

 

At August 10, 2005 at 1:14:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

Losing Nemo

 

At August 11, 2005 at 12:24:00 AM CDT, Anonymous El Froggo said...

Matrix: out of ammunition.

 

At August 11, 2005 at 1:37:00 AM CDT, Blogger Meagan said...

This entry of yours just provided some great entertainment at a mini-party I just had!! So thanks! We also enjoyed greatly the "obscenities uttered by Jesus Christ" list.

love meagan

 

At August 11, 2005 at 3:46:00 PM CDT, Anonymous El Froggo said...

Oh I got one, Black hawk up.

 

At August 11, 2005 at 4:52:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

Let's call it Black Hawk Takes Off Without Incident, and you got a deal.

 

At August 11, 2005 at 11:47:00 PM CDT, Anonymous El Froggo. said...

Ok.

Hey Stan, you go to church right? My Grandfather's a reveran in that area.

 

At August 12, 2005 at 12:53:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

Really, whereabouts?

Also, I thought you had a site somewhere. I wanted to link you to from this list.

 

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