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#1 of 87 OFFLINE   Bob Engleman

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Posted March 23 2006 - 04:29 AM

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.

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#2 of 87 OFFLINE   David Norman

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Posted March 23 2006 - 04:49 AM

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 of 87 OFFLINE   Mike Williams

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Posted March 23 2006 - 05:20 AM

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

#4 of 87 OFFLINE   Shawn_KE

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Posted March 23 2006 - 07:11 AM

Rambo is a worst sequel?

Ring 2
Oceans 12
Charlies Angels 2

#5 of 87 OFFLINE   Diallo B

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Posted March 23 2006 - 07:23 AM

not sure how any htf'er can ignore proclaiming:

lawnmower man 2

the worst sequel ever.

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make your own decision.
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#6 of 87 OFFLINE   Dave>h

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Posted March 23 2006 - 07:30 AM

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...

#7 of 87 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted March 23 2006 - 08:22 AM

Caddyshack 2- Won't even see it
Any Meatball sequel
Slap Shot 2
Batman & Robin
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#8 of 87 OFFLINE   Colton

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Posted March 23 2006 - 08:22 AM

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!)

#9 of 87 OFFLINE   DavidPla

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Posted March 23 2006 - 08:24 AM

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Batman - Batman and Robin - Just bad.


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 of 87 OFFLINE   Jace_A

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Posted March 23 2006 - 08:27 AM

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

Caddyshack - Cadyshack II

Speed - Speed II

#11 of 87 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted March 23 2006 - 08:54 AM

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



I thought that was the only clever/interesting thing about O12!
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#12 of 87 OFFLINE   Ray_R

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Posted March 23 2006 - 08:58 AM

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 of 87 OFFLINE   Charlie Campisi

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Posted March 23 2006 - 09:45 AM

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

#14 of 87 OFFLINE   DavidPla

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Posted March 23 2006 - 11:37 AM

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#15 of 87 OFFLINE   Jace_A

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Posted March 23 2006 - 01:05 PM

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.

#16 of 87 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted March 23 2006 - 02:45 PM

Friday the 13th Part 3 and beyond
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
Weekend at Bernie's 2
Baby Geniuses 2
Oh God Book 2

#17 of 87 OFFLINE   Linda Thompson

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Posted March 23 2006 - 03:04 PM

The Fly 2, The Hitcher II, and any Jaws or Psycho after the originals...

#18 of 87 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted March 23 2006 - 10:35 PM

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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#19 of 87 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted March 24 2006 - 01:49 AM

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


Yeah....and one man with a handgun taking on a small army of well armed, specially trained mercenaries is believable?Posted Image Posted Image 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.Posted Image
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#20 of 87 OFFLINE   Charlie Campisi

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Posted March 24 2006 - 01:52 AM

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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