I think it’s safe for me to say that Dodgeball was in my top 3 favorite comedies of 2004. Not in terms of being that great of a movie, but more because it got more hard laughs out of me that any other films this year. Granted, it’s more of a gender specific movie I think. I watched it again on DVD the other night with my girlfriend (who had never seen it before) and she just kept looking at me with a confused look on her face that sort of said “what are you laughing at? You actually find this funny?!?!”. Yes, yes I did find it funny.
Now, the good folks over at Coming Soon have posted a story that suggests a sequel could be in the works. Here’s what they had to say:
I met ED’s Justin Long at the Rio Ranch and Conference Centre here in New Mexico last week. He’s filming a movie in the area called Dreamland with John Corbett. Long story Short: We gushed about Dodgeball and he had some good news for fellow fans – the film was a huge hit at cinemas, and the director has been contacted by the studio about doing a sequel sometime this year. Justin said he’s yet to be contacted about it, but he’s heard third-hand that it’ll be ‘everyone’ back.
This kind of rumour gives me mixed feelings. One the one hand I loved Dodgeball and would like to see more… but on the other hand a part of me feels like it doesn’t need a sequel. And besides, a Dodgeball 2 wouldn’t have Rip Torn in it, who in my opinion was hands down the funniest character in the film. Oh well… I guess we’ll wait and see.