Over the summer, I had the opportunity to watch the last third or so of “Showgirls.” As I recall, the portion of the film I saw had strippers, a rape scene, and a forgettable ending (for real — I don’t remember how it ended!). What I saw was all right, though. Then again, I was drunk.
Apparently, the cult following of the movie has aged more maturely than its abysmal Metacritic score.
Paul Verhoeven is attempting to greenlight a sequel titled “Showgirls: Story of Hope,” which would tell the story of one of the original film’s supporting characters, according to Joblo.
Until I see the entire original “Showgirls” — sober — I am not willing to pass judgment on the prospect of a sequel. But if it’s the guilty pleasure that every fan says it is, then a sequel is sure to follow in its footsteps.
On a more cautiously optimistic note, The Hollywood Reporter reports that New Line is talking to writers about a new “Vacation” script. The plan for the next installment is to start from square one as an older Rusty Griswold, the son in the previous movies, takes his family on a road trip vacation.
Watching “A Christmas Vacation” is a prerequisite for the holiday season at my house, so I’ll be looking forward to how David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), who is said to be at the helm, re-imagines the series.
Considering the last either of these movies was heard from was in the mid-90s, it will be interesting to see how well their respective followings hold up. Personally, I feel that it is largely apples and oranges and audiences will be drawn to one or the other depending on what they’re looking for: a possibly good comedy, or the always marketable boobies.
What about you? Which sequel are you more excited to see?