I don't like movie sagas: Matrix II, Rocky II, Jurassic Park II, Basic Instinct II, Saw II, etc., were really crap in comparison to the original movies (Sharon Stone is too old to play Catherine Tramell).
In contrast, I have a slightly bigger preference for merger sagas: EMI/TimeWarner, Sony/BMG, Impala vs. Commission are cases which rose myriads of interesting questions, both in terms of substance and procedure.
I learned today that MyTravel (formerly Airtours) is interested in the acquisition of First Choice. If confirmed, the deal could lead to a new episode of the Airtours/FirstChoice saga (... Airtours/First Choice II - The Revenge). This time, I suppose the Commission would do its best to adopt a logical, consistent and well-reasoned decision. In Airtours/First Choice (I), the Commission's decision had been litteraly butchered by the CFI.
More seriously, the follow-on episode to Airtours/First Choice would most likely lead to a very different outcome:
(1) The cast has changed: the frantic MTF has been dissolved, and the market environment has considerably evolved;
(2) The legal criteria for collective dominance are tougher (although since Impala, doubts remain on the indirect empirical evidence of coordinated effects);
(3) The standard of proof has been raised by the ECJ in recent judgments;
(4) Unilateral effects analysis is now firmly anchored in the Commission's decisional practice;
Promising stuff, in fact. In the same vein as Blade II which was far better than Blade I.