Edited an existing thread that died after one post:)
I got the idea to this thread after watching Creature From The Black Lagoon and its sequel Revenge Of The Creature yesterday.
The film industry discovered the "need" for sequels early on. Today we don't even talk of sequels but franchises, in fact the cinema has transformed into a landscape of movie-series.
There have been a lot of sequels. Some well known, some considered better than the first movie, some highly successful, more successful than its predecessor even.
But a lot of them are just not good enough, and some are downright bad, unnecessary and maybe even (thankfully) forgotten today.
So which sequels have gone down in history as truly being bad. And do you agree? Is there a "bad" sequel that you actually like? Is there a sequel that you hate with everything that you are?
Which sequels are odious crimes?
Let me start with those and see what yours are:
Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
When I saw this I couldn't believe my eyes. It is so atrociously bad that it hurts. And quite frankly after seeing it I never even went back to the original Basic Instinct even though back in 1992 I found it to be tremedously exciting. Why on earth did they make it?
Revenge Of The Creature (1955)
Obviously the sequel to Creature from the Black Lagoon doesn't get much love. Something I can only understand to a certain degree. I enjoy it quite a bit and I would rank it only slightly lower than the original. As for the third movie in the series...ouch...