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Sequels--the worst

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Bob Engleman, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Bob Engleman

    Bob Engleman Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, for we who so enjoy movies, often the 2nd/ last entry in a franchise's terrible. Below I've listed from bad to worst, my sinful 7. The rating criteria I've used, is my opinion of the spread between the original, and sequel.

    07.First Blood--Rambo
    06.Dirty Dozen--DD Next Mission
    05.Guns of Navarone--Force 10 from Navarone
    04.Magnificent Seven--Guns of the 7
    03.In The Heat of The Night--They Call Me Mr. Tibbs
    02.Mummy, The--Mummy's Hand, The (originals from 1932/40)
    01.Sting, The--Sting 2, The

    Please share your lists.

    Bob Engleman
     
  2. David Norman

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    No particular order:

    Saturday Night Fever -- Staying Alive
    Highlander -- Highlander II/III/IV (though 4 isn't quite as big a disaster)
    Porkys -- Porky 2/3 (again 2 is the worst)
    Caddyshack -- CaddyII
    Arthur -- Arthur 2
     
  3. Mike Williams

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    Caddyshack -- Caddyshack II
    The Cannonball Run -- The Cannonball Run II
    Smokey and the Bandit -- Smokey and the Bandit III
    Alien -- Alien 3
    Planet of the Apes -- Battle, Beneath, Escape, Conquest
     
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    Rambo is a worst sequel?

    Ring 2
    Oceans 12
    Charlies Angels 2
     
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    Diallo B Well-Known Member

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    not sure how any htf'er can ignore proclaiming:

    lawnmower man 2

    the worst sequel ever.
     
  6. Dave>h

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    Have to agree with most of these:

    Oceans 12 - Julia Roberts playing someone faking she is Julia Roberts??? Who thought this was a good idea?

    The Sting 2 was a travesty of epic proportions.

    Smokey and the Bandit 3 - Without Burt Reynolds?? Isn't it called Smokey and the Bandit? Unbelievable.

    Romancing the Stone - Jewel of the Nile - Didn't get it.

    Terminator - T3 - It just wasn't that good. Good effects but the story was kind of lame and it lacked the Cameron heart.

    Batman - Batman and Robin - Just bad.

    Die Hard - Die Hard 2 - Planes with no fuel explode into huge fireballs. Even too much for my rather generous suspension of disbelief.

    I am sure there are many many more...
     
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    Caddyshack 2- Won't even see it
    Any Meatball sequel
    Slap Shot 2
    Batman & Robin
     
  8. Colton

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    Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Shock Treatment
    Predator -- Predator 2
    Day of the Dead -- Day of the Dead: Contagium
    House of the Dead (Ugh!) -- House of the Dead 2 (Double Ugh!)
     
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    Definitely a strong contender for Worst Movie of All Time, let alone Worst Sequel of All Time.

    Superman -- Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
    Mortal Kombat -- Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
    Jaws -- Jaws: The Revenge
    Teen Wolf -- Teen Wolf Too

    Usually if the director and half of the actors from the first film DO NOT return for the sequel, you know somethig is wrong.
     
  10. Jace_A

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    Matrix - Matrix Reloaded followed by the even worse Matrix Revolutions.

    Caddyshack - Cadyshack II

    Speed - Speed II
     
  11. Colin Jacobson

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    I thought that was the only clever/interesting thing about O12!
     
  12. Ray_R

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    I'd have to go for:

    Alien - Alien: Resurrection (Alien3 redeemed itself with the 145m 'Assembly Cut')
    Batman - Batman & Robin
    First Blood - Rambo III
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Director's Cut) - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
    Superman: The Movie - Superman IV: The Quuest for Peace (Although the alleged 130m original showing was better the rumours say?)
    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope -- Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    There are others though I'm sure since I do own alot of sequels on DVD.
     
  13. Charlie Campisi

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    To me, the worst offenders among sequels are the ones where they say "the first one worked, let's make this one bigger with more stars and more explosions and it'll make even more money" but someone forgets to write the story. Yes, I know it's hard to write a sequel because we already know so much about the characters and developing them further is difficult, but that's what makes good sequels really stand out. Perhaps what really gets me is that a bad sequel somehow also drags down the good memories about the original, when with a little thought it often could have been better. Against that backdrop here's my "who forgot to bring the story" list:

    Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions
    Batman Forever, Batman & Robin
    Terminator 2 and 3
    Oceans 12
    Blade 3
    Rocky 5 and no doubt the upcoming Rocky 6
    Another 48 Hours
    Beverly Hills Cop 2 and 3
    Lethal Weapon 4
    American Pie 2 and 3
     
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    There's even going to be an Ocean's 13. Apparently Soderbergh makes these films to finance his more 'auteur' works. From what I gather, he dislikes the sequel as much as we do (he certainly directed the film as if he couldn't give a toss). Which probably means we'll be seeing an Ocean's 46.
     
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    Friday the 13th Part 3 and beyond
    Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
    Weekend at Bernie's 2
    Baby Geniuses 2
    Oh God Book 2
     
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    The Fly 2, The Hitcher II, and any Jaws or Psycho after the originals...
     
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    Any Disney direct-to-video sequel with a number in it.

    Exhibitors asked Walt, "Give us more dwarves!". He stuck to his principles and never revisted the animated features.
     
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    Yeah....and one man with a handgun taking on a small army of well armed, specially trained mercenaries is believable?[​IMG] [​IMG] It's a popcorn movie....and a rather good one IMHO.

    A couple of the other selections here are truly mind-boggling.....Terminator 2 (I liked 3 as well), Rambo, Jewel Of The Nile?

    You want BAD?.....try Exorcist II. I've seen it once on TV and never, ever want to lay eyes on that piece of crap again as long as I live.[​IMG]
     
  20. Charlie Campisi

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    David -

    I included Terminator 2 because I think the story didn't work. That movie was great to show off the cgi fx, which were new at the time, but that story was horrible and was not consistent with what they told us in the original. E.g., Reese: "The machines were desperate. We'd won. We smashed the time displacement equipment. No one else comes through. No one goes home." Now, we're supposed to believe a more advanced T1000 existed at that time, as well as an Arnold model that was captured and reprogrammed? I just never bought it. Whenever I watched it, all I could think about was that Arnold insisted that he be allowed to play a good guy to help his political aspirations.
     

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