In 1994, we had two of the funniest comedies (the other, Dumb & Dumber) we had ever and will ever see, both starring Jim Carrey, released at both ends of the year.
Seriously, why would you redo something you can't outdo?
Less than 10 years later, they tried to milk a Carrey creation without Jim himself, and we all know how Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd went. Actually, we don't. Did you see it? I don't pay to see shit when I can get it for free from my dog.
In recent interviews, Jim has been a little unpredictable, hard to interact with and, frankly, seemingly spun off his axis. While some argue he's in character for a role or putting us on because of personal issues, we know he's in there somewhere but unsure what you'd get if you tried putting him back into that Hawaiian shirt.
Despite the Ace Ventura movie disappearances from the Internet, we busted out the DVDs (they're little CD-like discs you put into a machine to play the movie) to watch our favorite pet det. and found the movies to be better than we remember.
However, going off into the jungle and using a lot of the same catch phrases didn't lend to the sequel's originality. Most people hate it compared to the first, but then again most people are idiots, aren't they?
You know, they did get around to doing a Jim Carrey sequel with Jim Carrey 20 years later with Dumb & Dumber To, and that came and went like a fart in a windstorm.
Though, again, it was highly enjoyed for not having any expectations and by resisting the urge to compare, the film definitely showed an older Carrey and Jeff Daniels trying extra hard. One of the rumored plots is to have Carrey pass the torch to a new pet detective, kind of like how the Ghostbusters reboot was supposed to go, and we all know how that turned out.
Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour, MacGyver, Training Day. Do you see a trend here? Terrible ideas.
Wait, they already did that, too. Anyone smart enough to buy the DVD boxset (it's a collection of little CD like discs that play the movies, like movie binging with manual labor). They even did a crossover with The Mask, did they not?
"You don't have the power!"
"That's it, I swear. Now, would you please get the hell out of here before I get in trouble?"