Crummiest INITIAL sequels?

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  1. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Producer

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    As I watched Speed 2 this afternoon - and kicked myself for requesting a review copy of that clunker - I tried to think of other initial sequels that came as such a disappointment. Off the top of my head, I had trouble thinking of any that dropped off so heavily from the first flick.

    So what do folks think? Note that I want to restrict the discussion to bad INITIAL sequels - the FIRST sequel to a film, not any later ones. That means flicks like Alien 3 or Star Trek V or Godfather III would not be part of the topic. What are some of the worst - or at least most disappointing - initial sequels ever to hit the screen?
     
  2. Eric Thrall

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    The ones that lept out at me were:

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Highlander 2
    Airplane 2
    Back to the Future 2
    Ghostbusters 2
    Grease 2
     
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    Psycho 2
    Nighmare on Elm Street 2
     
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    Next Friday. It's problem was no Chris Tucker as Smokey. He MADE Friday the hit it was.

    Wayne's World 2. By the time it came around, the formula was old and just didn't grab the audiences like the first one.

    Cheech and Chong's Next Movie. Okay, but lacked the humor of Up and Smoke. At least they got it right again with Nice Dreams, but never could regain momentum after that one.

    Amityville 2. Uh, no thanks.

    Halloween 2 and beyond. Please stop already!

    Batman Returns and the rest.

    Scream 2 and 3. I've got something better to do.

    Scary Movie 2. What was that all about?

    Free Willy 2. I didn't like the first one, and a 2nd time around was even more nauseating.

    Blair Witch 2. Awful. Just awful.

    Carrie 2. Same old stuff, didn't need to be made.

    Gremlins 2. Again, a rehash.

    Futureworld. Not a spark in that one.

    Nutty Professor 2. I didn't like this one, opinions may vary.

    Eddie and the Cruisers 2. No magic there.

    The Fly 2. Where's my fly-swatter?!

    The Mummy 2. Way too busy and stupid. Looks like John Woo directed it.
     
  5. Jeremiah

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    Caddyshack II.....possibly the worst sequal ever.
    Cannonball Run II
    Another Stakeout?
     
  6. Terrell

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    WOW Eric! I though Back To the Future 2 was damngood. I also though Ghostbusters 2 was good as well. Same with Temple of Doom.
     
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    A matter of personal opinion.



    Crawdaddy
     
  8. Terrell

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    Friday the 13th part 2. In fact, every Friday the 13th movie ever made. Also, I'd have to say MIIB.
     
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    Ghostbusters 2 was a HUGE disappointment for me. I saw it once in the theater and haven't seen it since (caught glimpses of it on TV though I think). It was so awful I just wanted to forget it even existed.
    Smokey and the bandit 2 was pretty bad too, except for the badass ending with all the trucks. [​IMG] The characters were just too damn grumpy the whole time.
    Gremlins 2 was another big letdown, mostly because it hardly had any story at all. Some funny gags, but not enough to keep my interest for the duration of the movie.
    I LOVe Temple of Doom though, IMO it's the best one of the three Indy movies.
    /Mike
     
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    Robocop 2
     
  11. Terrell

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    Oh God, I forgot about Robocop 2. I'd agree with that choice.
     
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    MIB II---don't waste your money.

    Chris
     
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    Theatrical:
    Teen Wolf Too
    Fletch Lives
    Honey, I Blew Up The Baby!
    House Party 2
    The Neverending Story II
    ...in fact any sequel that unimaginatively denotes itself simply by adding 2 or II.
    DTV:
    Zapped Again
    Tremors 2: Aftershocks
    ...well I guess any direct to video sequel would have to suck by definition.
     
  14. Mitty

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    In addition to a lot already mentioned...
    Texasville
    Evening Star
    The Odd Couple II
    And these stinkers even had participation from the creators (writers and/or directors) of their acclaimed originals.
     
  15. Colin Jacobson

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    American Werewolf in Paris
    Species 2
    Conan the Destroyer
    Men in Black 2
    Hannibal - not too terrible, but could've been so much better
    From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
    Hills Have Eyes II
    Son of Blob
    Bride of Re-Animator
    Better Tomorrow II
     
  17. Justin_S

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    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned these awful ones yet:
    THE EXORCIST 2: THE HERETIC
    RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 2
    AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS
    ALLIGATOR 2: THE MUTATION
    Ugh, now those are some awful sequels! [​IMG]
     
  18. Scott Weinberg

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    Good choices all! I came into this thread planning to mention Robocop 2, but someone beat me to it.
    Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
    Demons 2
    Robocop 2
    Staying Alive
    Child's Play 2
    Lawnmower Man 2
    The Mangler 2
    Mannequin 2: On the Move
    Look Who's Talking Too
    Grease 2
    Problem Child 2
    Predator 2
    Return to the Blue Lagoon
    The Mummy Returns
    Silent Night, Deadly Night 2
    Weekend at Bernie's 2
    Scary Movie 2
    Amityville 2: The Possession
    D2: The Mighty Ducks
    Nutty Professor 2
    Highlander 2
    Slap Shot 2
    Pet Sematary 2
    Short Circuit 2
    The Rage: Carrie 2
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
    Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2
    Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
    Shark Attack 2
    Exorcist 2: The Heretic
    Meatballs Part 2
    Hills Have Eyes 2
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
    Three Men and a Little Lady
    Beverly Hills Cop 2
    Speed 2
    The Odd Couple 2
    Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
    Caddyshack 2
    Men in Black 2
    American Werewolf in Paris
    Cannonball Run 2
    Major League 2
    Neverending Story 2
    Teen Wolf Too
    Another 48 Hours
    Blues Brothers 2000
    Free Willy 2
    Ghostbusters 2
    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
    (Updated my list - for future use.) [​IMG]
    (You never said the originals had to be good movies!) [​IMG]
     
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    I've never seen it, but American Psycho 2 can't be good. I mean, it just can't.
     

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