Don't Dis My Sequel!
Setoodeh, Ramin, Newsweek
Byline: Ramin Setoodeh
We ask some of the summer's biggest celebrities to defend their newest retreads.
Harry Potter 8
This is the best, because it's the finale. We've put our heart and soul, blood and guts--and tears!--into it.
The special effects are mind-blowing. I don't know what happened: are we using a different team, or do we have more money?
You see a different side of Hermione. She's more like Lara Croft.
The pace is absolutely relentless. It's like a two-hour roller-coaster ride.
We have a dragon.
Pirates of the Caribbean 4
The top of the list? I can say it in one word: mermaids.
We have the first female pirate who is capable of going mano a mano with Jack Sparrow in the shape of Penelope Cruz.
Between Pirates 3 and 4 my character loses a limb. But I have a crutch, and it becomes a potent weapon.
Jerry Bruckheimer is so confident from the early reactions. There's definitely a Pirates 5 in development.
Spy Kids 4
My uniform is spandex and leather. The key is, you have to do the fighting without ripping your outfit.
There's a special surprise with the 3-D. …