Worst sequels in cinematic history (that you love or hate)

BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
edited April 2016 in General Movies & TV Posts: 9,020
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...
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  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
    edited October 2015 Posts: 1,984
    2005... just before Craig. I think in the 2002-2006 era, the Bond community was reeling from the fact that it's 40th anniversary was celebrated by its nadir, Die Another Day. I think it was just humiliating for all of us Bond fans, especially since Brosnan had been loved before then, and even compared to Connery. Also, Friends stopped just a year before that. >:P

    Whenever I think of time capsules relating to Bond, though, I think of the 1977 Lotus Esprit S1, since it just looks so... 70's-like. I actually like the shovel-shaped front though, despite being born well after the end of the 70's.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    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...
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing Long Neck Ice Cold Beer Never Broke My Heart
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    Would the Matrix sequels be considered bad? Some people seem to think so. I did enjoy the second Horrible Bosses, even as much as the first. But I was highly disappointed with Dumb and dumber to
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    Let's see : after two very good movies featuring Batman, somebody at Warner thought it would be a good idea to give the reigns of the franchise to Joel Schumacher. What we got was a psychedelic version of the 1966 TV series. It's simple : when I saw Batman and Robin in the theater, I had to go and watch It's Always Fair Weather to clean my brain of the monstruosity I had just seen.

    I'm sure more will come to mind, but the Schumacher Batman movies stand as examples of what not to do when taking over a franchise.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing Long Neck Ice Cold Beer Never Broke My Heart
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    I've tried multiple times to watch Batman and Robin and I just cant. Forever was ok, still too much going on and BAR just took it to a whole new level of abysmality,
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    Another one, still from the world of super-heroes : Superman I and II were big, epic movies. Superman III felt like a B movie, with all the epicness of the first two completely missing. I didn't even see Superman IV.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    Would the Matrix sequels be considered bad? Some people seem to think so. I did enjoy the second Horrible Bosses, even as much as the first. But I was highly disappointed with Dumb and dumber to

    The Matrix 2 still sort of made sense, 3 just makes no sense at all. Saw an episode of 'The Big Bang Theory' in which Sheldon loses his mind trying to solve a problem. It is said the last time that happened was when he saw Matrix 3. I felt exactly like that. So it certainly counts!

    D&D to was indeed terrible. And later films in the American Pie series were too. Just there to show tits. I don't need a film for that, there's the internet!

    Then there's the third 'Pirates oC' film. which was pretty bad imo.
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    I don't think so. But I'll give you the second and the fourth one, that's for sure.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

    I think I actually prefer it to the first....
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing Long Neck Ice Cold Beer Never Broke My Heart
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    Would the Matrix sequels be considered bad? Some people seem to think so. I did enjoy the second Horrible Bosses, even as much as the first. But I was highly disappointed with Dumb and dumber to

    The Matrix 2 still sort of made sense, 3 just makes no sense at all. Saw an episode of 'The Big Bang Theory' in which Sheldon loses his mind trying to solve a problem. It is said the last time that happened was when he saw Matrix 3. I felt exactly like that. So it certainly counts!

    D&D to was indeed terrible. And later films in the American Pie series were too. Just there to show tits. I don't need a film for that, there's the internet!

    Then there's the third 'Pirates oC' film. which was pretty bad imo.

    Matrix 3 didn't really have a point. Especially after the events of the 2nd, it all felt like a giant letdown once Neo was rescued from limbo.

    I actually really liked American Reunion and I do prefer POTC 2 and 3 to the first one.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    yes Under Siege 2 is somehow bad but I like that one immensely,
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    I really enjoyed both 'Taken 2' and 'Taken 3'. Nowhere near to the level of the first one, but still I love watching Liam Neeson killing bad guys left, right and center.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    I don't think Taken 2 is considered bad but Number 3 certainly is.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Scorpion King 1 & 2 are better then expect and that also count for Death Race 2.

    I haven't seen Scorpion King 3 & 4 and Death Race 3. Also i am not sjure or i have intrest in Death Race 4.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I don't think Taken 2 is considered bad but Number 3 certainly is.

    No no, it's bad. They're both bad, and I haven't even watched the third; if it's the same director, then it's equally garbage. The consistently awful reviews from both critics and fans alike pretty much accept them as being bad, so they're definitely fitting for sequels you love/hate that are awful. What a complete nosedive in every sense of the word from the first one.

  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Gerard wrote: »
    Another one, still from the world of super-heroes : Superman I and II were big, epic movies. Superman III felt like a B movie, with all the epicness of the first two completely missing. I didn't even see Superman IV.

    I got the original Superman movie on Blu-ray and it's a true classic and belongs to the very best superhero movies ever.
    Superman II while not as good still is a classic imo.

    And you are right, Part III is what I consider a bad sequel, still watchable though.
    Superman IV on the other hand is neither watchable nor in any way good. I rather watch a whole season of Lois & Clark than Part IV again :))
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    Depends which season. The clone saga was pretty awful, and what followed wasn't very good either. But the first two seasons or so were pretty good.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    Gerard wrote: »
    Another one, still from the world of super-heroes : Superman I and II were big, epic movies. Superman III felt like a B movie, with all the epicness of the first two completely missing. I didn't even see Superman IV.

    And that's probably a good thing lol. Looked cheaper than III.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Speed 2: Cruise Control

    I liked it at the cinema, my excuse, I was young :))
    Seriously, Cruise Control is a better name for a porn movie, IF it starred Sandra Bullock :))
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    Speed 2: Cruise Control

    I liked it at the cinema, my excuse, I was young :))
    Seriously, Cruise Control is a better name for a porn movie, IF it starred Sandra Bullock :))

    Don't even remember that one.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    mcdonbb wrote: »
    Speed 2: Cruise Control

    I liked it at the cinema, my excuse, I was young :))
    Seriously, Cruise Control is a better name for a porn movie, IF it starred Sandra Bullock :))

    Don't even remember that one.

    You are lucky! :))
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    CITIZEN KANE 2 was pretty bad.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing Long Neck Ice Cold Beer Never Broke My Heart
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    mcdonbb wrote: »
    Speed 2: Cruise Control

    I liked it at the cinema, my excuse, I was young :))
    Seriously, Cruise Control is a better name for a porn movie, IF it starred Sandra Bullock :))

    Don't even remember that one.

    I only remember Willem Dafoe putting leaches on himself and the young deaf girl.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    mcdonbb wrote: »
    Speed 2: Cruise Control

    I liked it at the cinema, my excuse, I was young :))
    Seriously, Cruise Control is a better name for a porn movie, IF it starred Sandra Bullock :))

    Don't even remember that one.

    I only remember Willem Dafoe putting leaches on himself and the young deaf girl.

    Well that sucks.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    @mcdonbb
    =))
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    Hehe :P ...
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing Long Neck Ice Cold Beer Never Broke My Heart
    edited April 2016 Posts: 4,147
    Well it turns out that proper punctuation prevents Willem Dafoe putting leaches on young deaf girls
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Well it turns out that proper punctuation prevents Willem Dafoe putting leaches on young deaf girls

    That's priceless as well :))

    At least Speed 2 now is worth a laugh.
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    Surely, there can be only one contender for worst sequel ever.......Highlander 2.
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    Oh yes, definitely. Of course, it's in part due to the bad editing, but I don't think the extended cut is much better. Loved the TV series though.
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