Enthralling! A nailbiter! Amazing but true! One of the best historical thrillers ever made! The reviews are in, and “Argo” is one of the best movies of the year. I had the privilege of seeing it last night, and I must agree: “Argo” has a winning formula-Ben Affleck, period costumes, exotic locations, and car chases.
You can’t expect such a masterpiece to be left as a stand-alone example of movie magic. No, sir. Tony Mendez is not done extracting. And since he IS a real person, technically any further films are BASED on a true story. So here are some potential sequel ideas Ben Afflect can/should/will consider:
Argo II: ARGO LOCO. Six Americans are trapped in Tijuana, Mexico, during drug wars. Exfiltration expert Tony Mendez must do one last assignment before he can retire, posing as a corrupt patrolman smuggling drugs…and “immigrants”…back over the border.
Argo III: ARGO HO HO. Six American midgets are trapped in the former Soviet Union. Exfiltration expert Tony Mendez must come out of retirement one more time to help sneak them out by posing as a crew from Santa’s workshop heading north for the Christmas season.
Argo IV: HOLY ARGO. Six American mormons are trapped in the Vatican City during a misguided vacation. Exfiltration expert Tony Mendez must come out of retirement ONE LAST TIME because this time it is personal. Mendez and his charges must pose as a group of traveling nuns on their way to see the Coliseum.
Argo V: HERE WE ARGO AGAIN. Six Americans are trapped in North Korea. Exfiltration expert Tony Mendez must come out of retirement again because this time it’s even MORE personal. Mendez must pose as a communist superhero taking his six “disciples” back to his volcano lair somewhere in the Pacific.
Argo VI: AAAARGH-GO. Six Americans are trapped in Cuba. Exfiltration expert Tony Mendez must salvage a damaged reputation and come of retirement by posing as a gay pirate rum-running with his “crew” around the Caribbean.
Argo VII: THE ARGO LEGACY In this fantastic prequel, taking place nearly thirty years before the events of “Argo”, six American high school students are trapped in detention, and aspiring exfiltration expert Tony Mendez must pose as a greaser taking his six-man motorcycle gang to the restroom across the hall.
Argo VIII: ARGO AND THE ARGONAUTS. Six Americans are trapped in a time warp back to the Roman Empire. Exfiltration expert Tony Mendez must come out of retirement because he is the only man in America who still knows Latin. Mendez must pose as a Roman Commander under orders to take a six-person squadron to face barbarian hordes in the north.
Argo IX: ARGOMAGEDDON. The year is 2153. Six Americans are trapped on the Ice planet Megacyprus Nine. Exfiltration expert Tony Mendez must come out of his cryogenic hibernation to help pose as a space drilling expert taking his demolition team to mine asteroids in the Delta-Zeta Quadrant.