Like most of America, I went to the movies to see Top Gun: Maverick.
And, like most of America, I liked it.
After all it has a good story, good action, and a good shirtless football scene.
Watching Top Gun: Maverick got me thinking, though. What other notable 80s movies never made a sequel? What if, like Top Gun: Maverick, these iconic 80s movies made sequels over 30 years later?
I think the 80s movie sequels would go a little something like this.
Samantha Ryan celebrates her birthday by dropping off her Cologuard sample at the UPS store. Meanwhile, her husband Jake schedules his shingles vaccine.
The Goonies II
Mikey and the gang feel the heat of a hot real estate market in the Pacific Northwest. In order to make their mortgage payments, they must find pirate treasure.
Ferris Bueller’s Day In
Ferris and Sloane work from home. They call in sick, watch their birdfeeder and make Tik Tok videos. Their video of Cameron singing “Let my people go” has 153,000 likes.
Say Anything: Lloyd
Lloyd Dobler suffers a midlife crisis and sells anything bought or processed, buys anything sold or processed, then processes anything sold, bought, or processed. In the dramatic finale, he repairs anything sold, bought, or processed.
Footloose: Ren McCormack
It’s Spring 2021 and Ren McCormack is a single dad to a teenage daughter living in a blue state. When her high school prom gets canceled due to COVID restrictions, Ren boogies over to the neighboring Red state to give his daughter the prom of her dreams.
Adventures in Babysitting: Chris Parker
Suburban Mom Chris Parker pays a babysitter $20 an hour to watch her kids stay in their rooms all night looking at their phones.
Baby Boom II
When J.C. Wiatt’s daughter Elizabeth is unable to feed her newborn due to a nationwide formula shortage, J.C. comes out of retirement to add formula to Country Baby’s product line.
Red Dawn: Ukraine
A group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Russian forces.
Some of these 80s movie sequels hit a little close to home, am I right?
What other classic 80s movie sequels do you think they should they make more than 30 years later?