Films that shouldn't've had sequels

Mooching through my local Blockbuster’s bargain bin,I found a copy of Grease 2.And miserable it was…basically Grease but a lot less interesting,same plot,not such good songs…
And next to it was Gregory’s 2 Girls,which was not only bad,but let down the good name of the original.A miserable attempt to bring up to date Gregory’s Girl into adult times…Yeukkkk!

So what other film sequels should have stayed in someone’s overworked little brain?

I think I can safely say that Caddyshack 2 is one of the worst movies ever made. Smokey and the Bandit 2 was bad…Smokey and the Bandit 3 was pathetic. **Home Alone 3 ** was horrible. I think I’ll add Rocky V as well as the **Next Karate Kid ** to the list.

I second the motion on Caddyshack 2; the original was a self-contained masterpiece, with no room for a sequel, considering how all the loose ends tied up. Jackie Mason deserved better.

Star Trek V was the movie that opened my eyes to the fact that everyone who gave a damn about Star Trek had moved on, and that the people making the movies were running on sheer momentum. That, and greed.

Conan The Destroyer. Whose idea was this? And whose idea was it to put Grace Jones in it? And rubber bat wings on the Grand Vizier’s helmet? It almost works as a comedy, though.

Rather than list a whole lot of movies, here, though, I will say this: If the original was a theatrical release, and the sequel isn’t a theatrical release, avoid it like the plague. Experience has taught me that when a sequel goes direct to video, then it was a bad idea to begin with.

Dumb and Dumber. The idea of a sequel to Dumb and Dumber is silly enough, nevermind that it was a prequel and didn’t have either star.

Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal didn’t even come close, and the remake of Red Dragon probably didn’t either(I didn’t see it).

Rush Hour. The sequel was the exact same movie as the first one.

The Fast and the Furious.

Nicely put.

Major League didn’t need a sequel, much less two of them.

Air Bud shouldn’t have been made, and there were how many sequels? I don’t think they were all straight-to-video or I wouldn’t have mentioned it.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t there already a very lenghty discussion going on the front page about sequels that shouldn’t exist?

But there is one exception to your theatrical-straight to video rule:

Tremors 2

It brings back Earl and Burt the new cast fills out the movie well. Kevin Bacon was asked to make a cameo as well and he almost did. The sequel is almost as fun as the first one, and so what if it’s direct to video.

Highlander was a fun film by itself. I felt that I needed to bang my head on the ground to forget its sequel.
Ghostbusters II should never have been made.

Slightly different category. That one is “Sequels You’ve Decided Don’t Exist,” which to me means good movies that had bad sequels. This is about movies (usually bad ones) that shouldn’t have had sequels in the first place.

The Matrix.


Tremors 2
Tremors 3
Tremors 4: Electric Boogaloo

Okay, Justin_Bailey, I’ll admit that Tremors 2 wasn’t awful. But have you seen the last two movies? :eek:

Hmm. Maybe I shouldn’t have included Tremors 4 since it hasn’t had a sequel yet. But you know it’s coming…

What Tremors 3? There is no Tremors 3. There is no such thing as Ass Blasters.

But I’ve honestly never seen Tremors 4.

I was actually pleasantly surprised with Red Dragon. Much better than Hannibal. Still not up to the Silence standard, but what could be?

There was a prequel which came and went seven months ago.

Hey, I thought the ass blasters were hysterical.

But a fourth movie? Never heard of it, though there was a short-lived (and not bad) TV series, with Michael Gross right in the thick of it.

Star Trek V was made more for ego than for greed. Nimoy directed Star Trek IV, did a great job, and justly won a lot of critical attention and praise. Once that happened, nothing on earth would keep Shatner from following suit, and it was a total botch, rightly reviled by critics and fans alike.

Trek VI, while not outstanding, wasn’t bad… which implies that the problem wasn’t that the series had run out of gas, or that all the good people had left. The inference was that Mr. Bill sucks big time both as a writer and as a director.

Note the correct usage of “infer” and “imply”.

If you’ve read any of Howard’s stories, you’ll see that Conan The Destroyer was largely faithful to the spirit of Conan.

For me, Grace Jones running around in skimpy clothing is rather a plus

The fourth movie (another non-theatrical one) starred our old friend Michael Gross (Burt in the first film) and is set in an earlier time (IMDB says the 1800s).

It was on TV recently (maybe last week?). Though I couldn’t force myself to watch all of it, my recommendation is: avoid.

Which makes me wonder, should Michael Gross be applauded for being smart enough to milk it for all it’s worth or should he be pitied as a passed over actor who can’t get better roles?

“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” was an amiable, fun piece of fluff.
“Honey, I Blew Up the Kid” was … tolerable.
“Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves” was just plain ghastly.
And let’s not even mention the TV series, OK?