Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2? Lame.
Please, enlighten me — how did the lackluster, both in quality and in box office draw, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” warrant a sequel? I would love to know if, while watching Jason Segel drop trou for, like, the 20th time, anyone thought, “You know, this really has franchise potential.”
I’ll be honest, I didn’t have that thought process. I didn’t even finish the first movie. After a scene in which Segel looks all sad and shit around a table with his buddies at a bar, I got bored. I thought, “This isn’t new. I’ve seen this a million times before. There’s no point in wasting my time by finishing this movie out.”
I really have liked all things Judd Apatow, and for a while there, it seemed as if the dude could do no wrong, but “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” was a huge disappointment for me. So, when I read on Moviehole that the production company has already contacted the entire cast about a potential sequel, I was a little disappointed.
Everyone from Segel to funnyman Russell Brand has been asked back.
No word on whether Judd Apatow’s producing. No word on whether Kristen Bell’s bikini has been put on stand-by.
I would definitely respect Apatow if he chose to have nothing to do with this project, because I don’t see how you could possibly make this even remotely good. The first one — although I didn’t make it to the ending, I’m sure it strictly adhered to the rom-com formula — ended in a logical place, with not much room for expansion, the film just didn’t make that must bank and the film just wasn’t that good.
Where the hell is the appeal to make another?