Some great movies should just be left alone, they were wonderful films and they should stay like that. However, due to the massive amount of money they may have made at the Box Office, the production company want to take advantage of that and go ahead and make a sequel. Or, the writers or director may have a continued interest in expanding the story but still may not be able to match up to the great story that the original produced. There have been many films that have had great originals and then have been ruined by subsequent sequels that we try to forget. Here are some of ours worst sequels!
Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Revolutions (2003)
The original Matrix was brilliant and had many people talking about the incredible visual effects and potential storyline that has even spawned religions. However, the sequels were a bit bloated and king of played on Neo being overly powerful just a bit too much.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
The original Jurassic Park is a classic and a film that will go down in history, however the sequels will likely be forgotten and money-making schemes using some of the heroes from the original films.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
The First Superman film was amazing, the second was okay, the third was a little lacluster and the fourth was just awful and looking to make money. With a plot that had Lex Luthor creating a man from Superman’s hair and Nuclear power to defeat Superman, it was just boring.
Son Of The Mask (2005)
The original Mask is brilliant with Jim Carey really shining throughout the film as the green-faced hero. However, the Son of the Mask film was just weird and was just silly, not having a storyline and not really doing anything memorable either.
Alien 3 (1992)
Alien and Aliens were great. Alienw as the original that made the franchise famous and Aliens was another alternative look at how things could have gone. However, Alien 3 was just a bit silly and featured some truly woeful visual effects, worse than the original 13 years earlier.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
The Terminator franchise practically made Arnold Schwarzeneger who he is today and the first two films were brilliant in creating a world and story, however the third felt unnessecary and felt like a poor resurgence of the franchise, just like Salvation and Genysis.
Jaws 2 (1978)
Jaws was an absolute classic with one of the greatest levels of tension and one of the greatest theme tunes, it will go down in cinema history. However, the following films, all three of them were all poor and really created some silly storylines to get more Sharks into the fray.
Hangover Part 2 (2011)
The Hangover was a cult classic at the time with crude humour, great one liners and a bearded man carrying a baby on his front. However, the following films weren’t quite as spectacular and replaying the same formula was a bit boring and repetitive.
Spider-man 3 (2007)
The first two Spider-man films were really great with Spider-man 2 being called the best Superhero movie ever made. However, Spider-man 3 was just a bit too much throwing in far too many villains alongside trying to do a “struggling to handle it all” story.
Grease 2 (1982)
The original Grease film is absolutel classic that everybody knows the words to and everybody has likely seen. However, the Grease 2 is quite opposite, with awful songs, no original characters and a weak love story, it was not needed and won’t be remembered.
Star Wars 1: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Some would argue the modern Star Wars trilogy was not needed and should have just stuck with 4,5 & 6 being 1,2 & 3. Admittedly The Phantom Menace was rather dull other than the pod race and the fight at the end but the third film was actually rather good.
The Godfather: Part 3 (1990)
The Godfather: Part 2 was considered one of the best sequels ever made if not the best film ever made period. However, Part 3 went off the hinges a little bit and has, as a result, been kind of forgotten alongside the other two incredible films.
Rocky II (1979)
There’s no doubting that the original Rocky film is a classic and was likely a huge money earner and since has spawned many sequels. Some are better than others and number 2 is considered one of the not-so-good sequels with a typical “rematch” storyline.
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
This was wanted but not really needed. The original Dumb and Dumber is funny, there’s no doubt about that. But it seems a little creepier with two old men pulling off the same jokes under really quite a boring storyline that was far less than memorable.
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
The first two X-Men films were great but as with a lot of trilogies, the first film is brilliant which spawns a fairly decent sequel but then the third really struggles to tie up all the loose ends and to be quite as good as the first two.
Batman and Robin (1997)
In the 90s was a dark time for Batman. Batman became rather camp and wore arguably the worst Batman suit we’ve ever seen. The thing had Bat-nipples for god sake!
Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights (2004)
Bet you didn’t know there was a Dirty Dancing 2 did you? Nope and don’t bother going to try and find it either, it’s not watching and it captures absolutely none of the magic that the original film captured. Without “I’ve…had…the time of my life” in it, it’s worthless. Arguably the original might have been too tbf.
Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Mean Girls was a cult classic highlighting many steretypes within High School girls and spawning some great one-liners that you hear 20-something girls saying today. However, there was a sequel to the original, with different characters and no personality whatsoever.
Babe: Pig In The City (1998)
The original Babe was great! It was a traditional underdog story where a farmer saw hope in a pig as a sheep dog and that’s a great story. A sheep-pig getting lost in a city with a bunch of talking animals isn’t so great though and that’s what Babe: Pig In The City was.
Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows (2000)
The Blair Witch Project wasn;t a hugely brilliant film but definitely spawned the found-footage hit that we see in a lot of films today. However, the second was just bad with kids revisiting the same woods and obviously dying like in the first.