And Hollywood keeps on making sequels that absolutely no one needs to see.
The other day we had news on Triplets, and now it’s the return of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels for Dumb and Dumber 2.
According to ComingSoon, Peter Farrelly – half of the Farrelly brothers team – is talking on The Three Stooges press junket about the fact they plan to start filming the sequel to their hit 1994 comedy this October. Apparently both Carrey and Daniels have already agreed to return. He also addressed the prequel that did not fare well at the box office.
We did not do ‘Dumb and Dumberer.’ That was a studio thing. So we’ve always wanted to do a sequel and finally Jim called up. Jeff always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it. Jim was busy, but he called and said, ‘We’ve got to do this thing again.’ He had just watched ‘Dumb and Dumber’ and he said, ‘This is the perfect sequel. Let’s do it.’
So, let me see if I have this right: Carrey, whose career is pretty much gone, wants to team up with Daniels, who has barely had a career, so they can do a sequel to a nearly 20-year-old film they made with a pair of brothers whose careers have faltered more and more.
Nah, this doesn’t have desperation written all over it in the least …
Please, Hollywood, please stop hurting us.