Thank God! The Bridesmaids Sequel Might Not Happen After All
Remember Sex and the City 2? I know, I’ve tried to scrub it from my brain as well, but — unfortunately — it exists in the world. I might have a $5 DVD of it that I hide from myself. Each beloved character is boiled down to concentrate on all her most negative characteristics and the whole movie just stinks of gimmick. Guys, that is not a good legacy to leave SATC with.
So I just want to thank Kristen Wiig and the creators of Bridesmaids for exercising a bit of restraint when it comes to making a sequel to Bridesmaids. I know it would be easy to cash in — think of all the vacation homes you could buy, Kristen! — but choosing to avoid the awful sequel curse is the best choice.
Bridesmaids doesn’t need an ugly sister sequel that will make everyone’s nose crinkle a bit when they think about it. No matter how much we try not to think about it or how many times we watch the originals, bad sequels always leave a stain. I’m glad the Bridesmaids legacy will remain wedding dress-white.
Ultimately, I think most of the credit for this should go to Kristen. A Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen would be an unpleasant, painful experience — like going to the dentist, but for our eyes and ears. She’s said a few times she’ll never be in a sequel, maybe because she’s tired of being known as the hilarious girl who does a penis impression at the beginning of the movie. Not that it’s bad to be known as hilarious, but no one wants to be a one-trick pony. So as long as girlfriend isn’t tempted by all those houses in Malibu, the Bridesmaids legacy is safe.
Hopefully, if Universal starts trying to talk about a Bridesmaids sequel again in the future, they’ll remember the reaction of consumers had when they heard the news of a sequel sans it’s leading lady. We’ve had a few bad years of sequels – Hangover 2, anyone? — and personally, I want to enjoy my funny, original movies left in peace.
Michelle is a food fanatic and fashion blogger trying to find her way in a post-graduate world. When she’s not frantically applying to grad schools, she’s shopping online and pretending to be getting work done. You can follow her @lockedoutblog!