Sure, it was fun to see Matthew Broderick semi-reprising his most famous role for a 2-minute Honda commercial. It was billed by some as a sequel to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," but it was really more of a tribute than anything else. Broderick was still "actor Matthew Broderick," he was just behaving like Ferris for a day.
Besides, could Alan Ruck (Cameron from the movie) not be bothered to make an appearance? It's not like the guy has too much on his plate, or would cost that much for a couple days' work. You're already paying millions just to air the thing during the game.
But hey, as a fan of the 1986 classic, I appreciated the effort.
Now that Bueller is back in the spotlight, why not capitalize and write an honest sequel? Don't get me wrong: I'm not usually in support of sequels, remakes or re-imaginings. But I think the characters in the original are rich enough to have more to offer us. Aren't you curious what Ferris and Cameron ended up doing with their lives?
Here's an idea for the sequel: Ferris and Cameron work together as undercover operatives for the CIA. They'd be in their mid-40s now. Ferris works in the field and Cameron works behind the scenes as his control. We know Ferris has a history of going undercover or assuming identities - he did it at least twice in the first movie.
So perhaps these guys are working a mission in Europe somewhere, and Ferris just decides he doesn't wanna make the drop or meet the contact that day. He talks Cameron into skipping the whole deal and it touches off an international crisis.
It's just an idea, but I think that movie would sell some tickets.
What do you think? Does "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" merit a legit sequel?