In the realm of Hollywood, the success of a particular movie, may spawn a sequel. In some cases these sequels are good,.... but more often than not, these films are steaming piles of horse shit stacked so high that airplanes loaded with Argentinian soccer players are crashing into them.
Guttenberg's Principle, to put simply is knowing when to say enough is enough. Following the success of Police Academy, Guttenberg went on to play the loveable Carey Mahoney in the sequel Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, proceeded to explore the depth of the character in Police Academy 3: Back in Training, and continued to suckle the teet in Police Adademy 4: Citizen's on Patrol.
The focus of Guttenberg's Principle is really not about Steve Guttenberg himself, but rather the Leslie Easterbrook's, Michael Winslow's and Marion Ramsey's of the world (right now you are saying to yourself...Who? Exactly). When a thespian of Guttenberg's status departs a franchise like the Police Academy series....perhaps it's time to stick the proverbial fork in it. However, rather than follow rational thinking, Police Academy raged on with Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (nothing makes me laugh harder than comedies set in Florida), Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, and the box office smash Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (Bubba Smith didn't even return for this one! Neither did Marion Ramsey, but I'm sure you are still wondering who the hell that is). Believe it or not, after this there was a television show that followed the continued exploits of these whores, I mean characters.
At Bad Movie Night we will continually apply Guttenberg's Principle to many of the movies we review here. Our number 1, Troll 2 epitomizes the Guttenberg Principle, not one member of the original cast returned for this mess!
Let's sum up. Here is the equation for Guttenberg's Principle:
Movie Sequel - Steve Guttenberg = Train Wreck
Timothy Dalton is the one true James Bond,