There are a massive amount of sequels in the world, many of which are god awful, but the worst are the ones that follow up a great film. Nothing is more disappointing than thoroughly enjoying a fantastic movie, then waiting and waiting, highly anticipating its follow up and then… you end up with something like the Star Wars prequels.
This list takes aim at the biggest offenders that continue on the beloved storylines of some of our favorite movies.
List Criteria: The film must be an immediate sequel… no 3rd chapters or prequels.
HIGHLANDER II: THE QUICKENING
There can be only one… actually no there can be like 5 of them, I think. The original Highlander was a film that obviously wraps up its story in a way that made you think there couldn’t be a sequel. But no, you were wrong. The sequel takes the wind right out of the premise of part one, instead of doing a prequel, which would have made sense, they set the film in the future… with aliens?
This film is so offensive to fans of the original and it reads like bad script writing 101. Donnie’s sister is so unlikable and bland, you end up having no feelings about her whatsoever. Just a complete waste of time.
STARSHIP TROOPERS 2
Cheap. Cheap would be the word that best describes this mess of a film. Cheap effects, actors, writing, and cinematography. A total affront to Paul Verhoeven’s satirical masterpiece.
AMERICAN PSYCHO II: ALL AMERICAN GIRL
This movie stars Mila Kunis, which is about the only good thing it has going for it. The connection it has to the first film is that Mila’s character has a run-in with Patrick Bateman, the OG American Psycho. Then out of the blue, she turns into a psychotic murder. Where the first film is a black comedy, this plays out like a lame teenage slasher.
TEEN WOLF TOO
I know the original could be considered bad to some, but this POS couldn’t even fool a 10 year old me. It took a really long time and Arrested Development for Jason Bateman to lose the title of “that guy that tried to replace Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf” to just “Jason Bateman”.
SON OF THE MASK
I have an idea… let’s take everything that made The Mask a decent film and get rid of it for the sequel. Ugh.
MEAN GIRLS 2
There is absolutely no way anyone could ever create a better version of Mean Girls… so why even bother? The fact that Hollywood even tried should offend you way more than half the shit people get pissed off about on Twitter nowadays.
Maxwell Caulfield is no John Travolta. To even try and pass him off as such, is laughable.
WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S II
Ok… Weekend at Bernie’s… let’s start there. You may be saying, “That’s not a good film!” You may be correct, but to me you’re wrong. It has a stupid 80s charm to it, that hits me (and plenty of others) right in the nostalgia feels. But the most ridiculous thing about it is that Bernie could have fooled all those people during that epic weekend at the beach house. Now you’re telling me they raised him from the dead for the sequal and people are still gonna buy that he’s alive… I’m calling bullshit.
A CHRISTMAS STORY 2
The fact that this movie even exists pisses me off. I mean, look at that annoying bastard above this, you’re no Ralphie dude, you never will be. To think they tried to pull this garbage off in 2012 is sacrilegious! SHAME SHAME SHAME!