According to Vancouver's movie-going folk, there are three sequel movies being filmed in Vancouver this month: A Christmas Story 2, Percy Jackson 2 and The Fairly Oddparents 2.
1. A Christmas Story is the 1983 movie about a boy's Christmas adventures in 1939; TBS usually does an all-day marathon of this movie every Christmas. It's a decent enough movie, although it's more like a series of vignettes than a movie with a cohesive plot.
My only question is why are they even bothering to make a sequel to this movie? The actors have long since grown up, so chances are that none of the original cast will be able to return. I dunno, it seems weird to me that they'd wait 29 years to make a sequel.
2. Percy Jackson 2 is the movie my family has been waiting for for a long time. We all loved the first movie, but no one was sure if they would make a second one. In general, fans of the book series disliked the movie adaptation. That's partially because they changed a lot of things for the movie. Oh, and they left out a lot of important things, such as the main villain of the series.
But at least the special effects were nice?
Well, forget what all the naysayers have to say! My family and I are totally going to see this when it is released.
3. The Fairly Oddparents 2 is...well, huh. The first one looked like the worst movie ever, based off the trailer. Some of my friend posted the trailer to Facebook, saying that it was proof the world is a horrible place. I watched the movie, and it okay. Not very good, but not very bad; I'd say it was sort of average. Highlights included the villain they made up for the movie, and the actor playing Dad (the same person who voices him in the animated series).
This second one is apparently a Christmas special. I'll probably watch it, but I'm not getting my hopes up for it being very good.