By CaioTrubat 18 Comments
Have you guys notice every time a successful kids movie gets a sequel, they become much more light and softer than before? The original may have its share of dark elements despite being directed for kids, but still a fun and good movie. Seriously, look at Shrek, Madagascar, Ice Age, Never Ending Story, the Land Before Time, half of Disney movies that have sequels and what they have in common? The sequels aren't as great as the original because they loose a great deal of its original brilliance and intelligence, focusing only in the comedic aspects. There are some reasons for this: they didn't the writers didn't want the darker movie scare off its audience, so they made a light-hearted sequel to bring its old fans back. Or the sequel was meant to be a parody of its predecessor. Or maybe they didn't have budget needed to go balls out. Of course there are exceptions to that rule, such as Toy Story and Kung Fu Panda who managed to retain their dark elements through their sequels and because of that they are considered among the greatest by many people. Do you guys agree or have other reasons why children's movie sequels suck?