From Spring comes news that Val Kilmer is signing up for a sequel to “Real Genius” and I for one, have mixed feelings about this news.
On the one hand, I loved the film, the lines (“What are you looking at? You're laborers; you should be laboring. That's what you get for not having an education.”), the characters (especially Michelle Meyrink's Jordan)—everything about the film. So why shouldn't I want to see more of these characters?
And then we come to the second hand—“Real Genius” was self-contained. There were no dangling plot lines to tie up. The Good Guys got the girls, the Bad Guys got a home filled with popcorn, all was right with the world. What possible story could they do after twenty years? Mitch, Chris, Jordan and Ick go in search of Lazlo and Sherry Hollyfeld before Jerry Hathaway and Kent get to him first?
I'm having problems seeing a possible sequel. Sometimes, no sequel is better than a sequel.
And I think this is one of those times.
But I hope (if this pans out) to be pleasently surprised.
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