Sequels That Should Never Have Been Made!

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Luvtemps, May 22, 2020.

  1. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Any Meatballs after the first.
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  2. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Yeah, too many sequels essentially remake the first.

    It's a challenge, though. A good sequel needs to remind you what you liked about the first movie, but you don't want it to simply do the same thing again...
  3. greenscreened

    greenscreened Forum Resident

    City Slickers II
  4. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

    Sound of Music II: Herr Zeller’s Revenge.
  5. greenscreened

    greenscreened Forum Resident

    Psycho II & III
    Didn't like II, and III was even worse.
    If I do watch the original, I stop when she pulls up to the hotel that is run by Master Bates.
    'Master' being a common term back then referring to unmarried men, that slowly drifted out of usage, as did 'Miss' for unmarried women further down the line.
    Though it was claimed the name was chosen because he 'baited' women.

    I was driving by on a golf cart outside of the stage that they were filming II on one day, so I didn't have much time to hear anything other than a quick statement delivered at a volume level that qualifies as not relaxed, and with a lot of emotion from one elder 'production' type to another, which was Hitchcock would never put that in the movie.
    Needless to say, I had no idea who she was or what she was referring to, but they obviously left the stage to be alone .

    I do know when production started, an interoffice memo was sent to all departments at Uni stating "Anyone not involved with the production company that is caught on the set will be 'Rudely Ejected'"!
    It also said that on the bottom of the daily production schedules.
  6. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    The Fly 2...
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I thought it was pretty good...
  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  9. Flippikat

    Flippikat Forum Resident

    Mind you, the nerds were pretty inventive in re-wiring the "HOTEL CORAL ESSEX" neon sign outside their accomodation, to say something else to bring people to their party...
  10. I heartily disagree with this one. This movie was downright prescient in regard to reality TV. It has grown on me immensely over the years. Sure it's bizarre, but so was Rocky Horror. It's really not a true sequel either. It's a completely different animal that utilized much of the same cast from Rocky Horror. In addition, it has my favorite original soundtrack ever. The music for this thing is awesome!
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  11. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident

    Golden, CO
    "Godfather ll" was one of the rare ones that worked, but "Godfather lll" should have never been made.
  12. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Breakin' 2: Electric Bugaloo.
    Also, Dirty Dancing II: Electric Bugaloo.
    And, American Psycho 2: Electric Bugaloo.

    Actually, the "sequel"-iest thing they did to these movies, was to title them after movies they had nothing at all to do with.
  13. rich100

    rich100 Forum Resident

    Middle of England
    Terminator 2 is a good sequel, not so sure about the rest. Matrix sequels never quite lived up to the first either.
  14. The Hermit

    The Hermit Wavin' that magick glowstick since 1976

    I have to say, I really like Psycho II... it honors and follows up the original very well (imho). Hitchcock's daughter has publicly said she thinks her father would have dug it, who are we to say otherwise? It's not up there with the original, let's be clear, but it's a little unsung gem...

    III has some good moments and I know Anthony Perkins really wanted to direct it (and did a good job), but I'd say it was a step too far and was more of a retread of the original than a new chapter in it's own right... but the score is wonderfully atmospheric and the final shot is an all-timer.

    I could give a list of sequels that should never have been made, but the list would be so long, it would command every last gigabyte on the entire planet, the internet would crash, society would break down, and we'd be eating each other within a few months... so it ain't worth it just to comment on the continued avarice of Hollyweird :cool:.
  15. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!

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  16. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I think none of the "Terminator" flicks past "2" are great, but they're mostly entertaining. Same for the 2 "Matrix" sequels.

    Definitely all worth watching, IMO! :)
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  17. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I know "Psycho II" has gotten some relative acclaim in modern times, but I think it's pretty meh. Not an awful film, but not very good:

    Psycho II [Blu-Ray] (1983)

    I didn't love "III" either, but I preferred it:

    Psycho III [Blu-Ray] (1986)
  18. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Wait - when you watch "Psycho", you stop before anything really happens? :wtf:
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  19. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    It really was awful. Just a series of crass lines of dialogue with no cleverness or wit:

    Bad Santa 2 [Blu-Ray] (2016)
  20. finslaw

    finslaw Its muzak to my ears

    The third was needed for the character arc, but yes it was subpar. Honestly, some of these are bizarre to me. Psycho II and III furthered Norman's story and provided more black humor. Gremlins 2 is outright comedy unlike the first. Fly II is a totally different story than the first. IMO that makes them all worthy.

    A lot of sequels are in fact much better than the original.

    The Road Warrior
    From Russia With Love
    Ouija 2: Axis of Evil
    White Noise 2
    Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed
    Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
    Superman II
    Fast & Furious (many of them)
    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol/Rogue Nation
    Under Siege 2 (I will not sway from this opinion)
    Friday the 13th Part 6
    Amityville II: The Possession
    Child's Play 2
    Sleepaway Camp II
    Quatermass 2
    Taste the Blood of Dracula
    Bride of Frankenstein
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  21. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I didn’t even like the first one! :D
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  22. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    The Two Jakes (1990)—if Polanski had returned to direct, rather than Nicholson, it might have been good.
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  23. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    I'll argue that measured as the difference between the budget and the talent behind and in front of the cameras and the final result, HANNIBAL is the worst movie ever made.
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  24. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Doubleplus Ungood

    Washington DC USA
    The Sting II and Blues Brothers 2000 came immediately to mind. Take away the original cast, you better have a helluva good script. Neither one did. Sometimes the formula only works once. The Speed and Blair Witch sequels for ex.
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  25. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Nah: "Meet the Fockers" beats "Hannibal" in this regard!

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