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(HitFix)   The fifteen most useless sequels of all time. Missing from the list: The last two Matrix films and Star Trek: First Contact   (hitfix.com) divider line 246
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2013-07-14 08:58:46 PM  
When is Sky Captain 2 coming out?
 
2013-07-14 09:00:35 PM  
Hey! U.S. Marshals rocked. Extra points for having Downey as the heavy.
 
2013-07-14 09:05:53 PM  
No Slapshot 2?
 
2013-07-14 09:06:54 PM  
www.joblo.com
 
2013-07-14 09:10:18 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: TheManofPA: What other Matrix film? I wouldn't count Animatrix as a sequel either; it was good anime followup though. Not sure what other one you are referencing.

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www.dvd-covers.org
 
2013-07-14 09:19:52 PM  
Without even having seen it, I'll go ahead and nominate The Road to Hell (the upcoming sequel to Streets of Fire) for the list.

http://www.roadtohellmovie.com/
 
2013-07-14 09:22:37 PM  

violentsalvation: First Contact? Troll harder subtard.


seriously, what the fark could you have against that movie
 
2013-07-14 09:24:59 PM  
Hi guyz, what's going on in this thread?

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2013-07-14 09:25:55 PM  

deaccessioned: Without even having seen it, I'll go ahead and nominate The Road to Hell (the upcoming sequel to Streets of Fire) for the list.

http://www.roadtohellmovie.com/


I'm gonna kill sumbudy
 
2013-07-14 09:28:47 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
I'm guessing the author had adamantium bullet-induced amnesia and forgot to put this on the list.

/Seriously, how do you fark up this movie?
//GAMBIT DOESN'T CLIMB WALLS.
 
2013-07-14 09:31:41 PM  

jake_lex: You gotta put The Godfather Part III on this list.  It's actually not as terrible as people say it is, but it is completely and utterly useless, because the first two tell such a perfect story and finish the story of Michael Corelone in the most important way.  At the end of Part I, Michael becomes Don Corleone, and at the end of Part II, it becomes clear that his promises to Kay notwithstanding, he will never become legitimate and he will always be Don Corleone.

Then comes Part III and a lot of nonsense about whacking the Pope or whatever the hell happened in that movie.


Part III would have been so good if only they'd finished the arc like they were going to (or so the legend goes), which was to have the final showdown between Michael and Tom Hagen. But they didn't want to pay Robert Duvall what he was obviously worth, so he wouldn't be in the movie; and instead we got the awful mishmash that led to there being a Godfather IV: Electric Boogaloo II.
 
2013-07-14 09:32:27 PM  
 Not a sequel, but perhaps the most useless movie of all time.

/unless you want to prove Hitchcock > Van Sant
 
2013-07-14 09:32:42 PM  
I think some Farkers are confusing what they think is a 'bad' sequel with what was an 'unnecessary' sequel. Superman III and IV were awful movies, but each film that preceded it was a huge hit - why wouldn't you add another sequel? Same goes with Batman & Robin. Even Blair Witch 2, to a lesser extent. Just because it was horribly executed doesn't mean it was unnecessary. I think an exception is the Jaws series, where Jaws 2 and on were totally unnecessary.

To the list, I'd add: Jaws 2, Jaws 3-D, Gremlins 2, Ghostbusters 2, Analyze That, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, It Runs in the Family (sequel to A Christmas Story)
 
2013-07-14 09:33:51 PM  
baka-san:
I'm gonna kill sumbudy

Do it in a sledgehammer fight and no sane jury would convict.
 
2013-07-14 09:34:47 PM  

TheManofPA: What other Matrix film? I wouldn't count Animatrix as a sequel either; it was good anime followup though. Not sure what other one you are referencing.


Exactly.
 
2013-07-14 09:34:54 PM  

violentsalvation: First Contact? Troll harder subtard.


Maybe subby meant Nemesis?
 
2013-07-14 09:35:49 PM  

velvet_fog: I think some Farkers are confusing what they think is a 'bad' sequel with what was an 'unnecessary' sequel. Superman III and IV were awful movies, but each film that preceded it was a huge hit - why wouldn't you add another sequel? Same goes with Batman & Robin. Even Blair Witch 2, to a lesser extent. Just because it was horribly executed doesn't mean it was unnecessary. I think an exception is the Jaws series, where Jaws 2 and on were totally unnecessary.

To the list, I'd add: Jaws 2, Jaws 3-D, Gremlins 2, Ghostbusters 2, Analyze That, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, It Runs in the Family (sequel to A Christmas Story)


NO. G2 was FAR better than the first movie. And not just  better, actually  fun.

/Seriously
 
2013-07-14 09:36:30 PM  
First Contact a useless sequel? I think you misspelled "The Undiscovered Country".
 
2013-07-14 09:38:12 PM  

jake_lex: You gotta put The Godfather Part III on this list.  It's actually not as terrible as people say it is, but it is completely and utterly useless, because the first two tell such a perfect story and finish the story of Michael Corelone in the most important way.  At the end of Part I, Michael becomes Don Corleone, and at the end of Part II, it becomes clear that his promises to Kay notwithstanding, he will never become legitimate and he will always be Don Corleone.

Then comes Part III and a lot of nonsense about whacking the Pope or whatever the hell happened in that movie.


Yep.  If memory serves me right, Coppola didn't want to make the movie, and when they did, they produced something completely different from the original two,which were absolute classics.

show me: I often hear about movie sequels everyone said were bad and wonder, "is it really that bad? I loved the original, I should give it a chance!" Blues Brothers 2000, which I still have yet to see, is not one of those sequels.


I had the misfortune of coming across that steaming pile by accident.  Belushi must have rolled over in his grave.
 
2013-07-14 09:39:03 PM  

feanorn: NO. G2 was FAR better than the first movie. And not just  better, actually  fun.

/Seriously


That is one of the few movies geared towards kids that got WAYYY better when I watched it as an adult...I actually got the point they were making, heh heh
 
2013-07-14 09:40:21 PM  
How is Return of the Jedi not on there?
 
2013-07-14 09:40:22 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: There is no Highlander 2.


This is true.

I once had a horrible nightmare that there was this thing called Mad Max Beyond Thundersomething or other.  Vivid as hell.  Such a thing would certainly have made this list if it existed.  I am glad that it does not.

Oh, and Godfather III would've been decent if it weren't, you know, a f*cking Godfather movie.  Big shoes, and what not.
 
2013-07-14 09:40:36 PM  
Fark all of you, I liked Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions.
 
2013-07-14 09:42:07 PM  
No Breaking 2: Electric Boogaloo?  Y'all are slippin'
 
2013-07-14 09:42:11 PM  
What about District 10?
 
2013-07-14 09:43:47 PM  

BravadoGT: Predator 2


Unnecessary sequel, yes. Still worth it for Danny Glover being (unintentionally) hilarious, and Gary Busey.

The cabinet of alien skulls in the Predator ship was also really cool.
 

/eat this, pussyface!
 
2013-07-14 09:44:03 PM  

HempHead: Quantum Apostrophe: TheManofPA: What other Matrix film? I wouldn't count Animatrix as a sequel either; it was good anime followup though. Not sure what other one you are referencing.

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Thanks, looks awesome. Never heard of it.
 
2013-07-14 09:45:26 PM  

whistleridge: thamike: Not only a slideshow, but a busted slideshow.  Thanks, subs.

By all means, take the time to whine about it, but don't do the rest of us a favor and take 5 whole seconds to deslide it. Truly, that would be a waste of your stellar intellect and precious resources.

Deslidified.


FAIL
 
2013-07-14 09:45:59 PM  
American Pie 2-54 maybe? everytime you masterbate American pie has a Sequal.
 
2013-07-14 09:46:14 PM  
Matrix reloaded has like a 75 on rt and is by no means a bad movie. Anyone who says is is bad as an absolute is a farking idiot.
 
2013-07-14 09:47:19 PM  
Also, not news people don't know the difference between a prequel and a sequel.
 
2013-07-14 09:47:28 PM  

The English Major: Lsherm: fark YOU SUBBY! Star Trek: First Contact was a great Trek film!

The Borg are terrible villains. The one saving grace of First Contact was Stewart's speech and James Cromwell.

/will never understand the hate for slideshows


They fark up people's older browsers
They fark up people older computers
They fark with people who have slower internet connections
They're purposely designed to generate more ad revenue through page clicks and give less information per click

That's why. No one likes getting screwed with.
/first contact was pretty damn good though
//especially where Picard shows Lily the window into SPAAAAAACE!
/// it's my first ray gun
 
2013-07-14 09:47:35 PM  
I realize do to the title of the original that this was inevitable but The Never Ending Story II.
 
2013-07-14 09:47:36 PM  

deaccessioned: I'm gonna kill sumbudy

Do it in a sledgehammer fight and no sane jury would convict.


I do look good in black leather, and have a black motorcycle
 
2013-07-14 09:49:09 PM  
Blues brothers 2000 at least had some good music but Christmas vacation 2 with Eddie was pure sewage. Same with van wilder 2.
 
2013-07-14 09:49:29 PM  
Blues Brothers 2000 may have been a rehash of the first movie's plot, as well as missing Belushi and adding an annoying kid, but it still has some high points. There is still a great collection of musicians on display throughout the film and an excellent soundtrack.
 
2013-07-14 09:50:53 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: BravadoGT: Highlander 2
Predator 2

/got nothin'

There was no Highlander 2.  I've never heard of it.  Seen it. When I google it, the screen goes black, the room darkens and I hear a primal scream of terror and wake up on the floor in a fetal position, sobbing.

There is no Highlander 2.


Came to say this, but you have covered all the bases.  There was no Highlander 2, so there is no reason to be upset that it didn't make this list.
 
2013-07-14 09:51:54 PM  
I'm a pretty big fan of movies, and I had no idea there was a third Crocodile Dundee movie. Weird.

And good lord, Jaws 4 is so bad it knocks Jaws 3D right off the list. That's some primo suckage.

As was kind of noted above, pretty much all sequels are useless. How about City Slickers 2: The Legend Of Curly's Gold, King Kong Lives, Weekend At Bernie's 2, or any of the sequels to Tremors and The Crow?

I appreciate the attempt at a defense of Godfather 3, but that movie is riddled with problems and is so far below the first two it's hardly worth mentioning. From the hammy Pacino performance to Sofia Coppola that film sucks in so many directions. The lack of Tom Hagen alone makes Godfather 3 seem like the world's most extravagant fan film rather than a genuine continuation of the story.

What would be a challenge (and more interesting) would be to come up with a list of sequels that should have been useless but turned out to be not terrible, good, or even better than the original.
 
2013-07-14 09:53:19 PM  

velvet_fog: It Runs in the Family (sequel to A Christmas Story)


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WHY???


quatchi: 8. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.


Shouldn't that title be "I Still Know What You Did Summer Before Last"?
 
2013-07-14 09:56:07 PM  
The English Major: The one saving grace of First Contact was Stewart's speech and James Cromwell  and Jerry motherf**kin' Goldsmith.

You're welcome.

/Great film
 
2013-07-14 09:56:09 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: What would be a challenge (and more interesting) would be to come up with a list of sequels that should have been useless but turned out to be not terrible, good, or even better than the original.


Personally, I loved Short Circuit 2.
 
2013-07-14 09:56:54 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: And good lord, Jaws 4 is so bad it knocks Jaws 3D right off the list.


Fun fact, saw Jaws 3D in the theater, with glasses and all

Yeah, old
 
2013-07-14 09:59:09 PM  
Blues Brothers was a horrible movie that's only redeemed by people who like the music in it. It's a stupid plot with some stupid gags surrounding a basic flaw. But somehow it's a classic, so of course they made a sequelish second movie. They probably would have done the sequel in the 80's if the wrong Belushi hadn't died.

At least the world has forgotten the whole Revenge of the Nerds franchise. Probably because the nerds won reality.
 
2013-07-14 09:59:33 PM  

baka-san: thatguyoverthere70: And good lord, Jaws 4 is so bad it knocks Jaws 3D right off the list.

Fun fact, saw Jaws 3D in the theater, with glasses and all

Yeah, old


Me too! And Jaws 4 remains the only movie I walked out on and got my money back.
 
2013-07-14 09:59:36 PM  

HempHead: [www.joblo.com image 580x895]


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-14 10:00:08 PM  

SurfaceTension: TuteTibiImperes: It was easily the best of the Next Generation cast movies.

Not exactly a high bar to clear.


Agreed.


However, I have to say I loved both Matrix sequels. Reloaded more so than Revolutions, but I'm not adverse to either.

Half agreed. In the 2nd movie that whole sequence from Neo's stairway fight with the Merovingian's goons to the colliding semis at the end of the freeway chase is full of nothing but win, imo. I have a hard time recalling anything in the 3rd movie that even comes close to that.
 
2013-07-14 10:05:49 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: I'm a pretty big fan of movies, and I had no idea there was a third Crocodile Dundee movie. Weird.

And good lord, Jaws 4 is so bad it knocks Jaws 3D right off the list. That's some primo suckage.

As was kind of noted above, pretty much all sequels are useless. How about City Slickers 2: The Legend Of Curly's Gold, King Kong Lives, Weekend At Bernie's 2, or any of the sequels to Tremors and The Crow?

I appreciate the attempt at a defense of Godfather 3, but that movie is riddled with problems and is so far below the first two it's hardly worth mentioning. From the hammy Pacino performance to Sofia Coppola that film sucks in so many directions. The lack of Tom Hagen alone makes Godfather 3 seem like the world's most extravagant fan film rather than a genuine continuation of the story.

What would be a challenge (and more interesting) would be to come up with a list of sequels that should have been useless but turned out to be not terrible, good, or even better than the original.




Paul Hogan actually financed the 3rd movie by selling shares to the public and now flips houses with his co-star in Malibu.
http://www.celebdigs.com/celebrities/paul_hogan/paul_hogan_malibu_est a te_crocodile_dundee_mansion_020513.php
 
2013-07-14 10:08:39 PM  
Star Trek: First Contact was a serviceable-but-uninspired action movie. It used a few Star Trek elements, like the holodeck, in creative ways (if you don't think too hard). And that's true of the entire plot, really. It holds together- if you don't think too hard. Which is fine, for a generic action movie. I quite liked  Lockdown, for example (aka  Escape From NY: In SPACE). But one would hope that Star Trek could do more.

Still, it's the only remotely watchable TNG-cast movie, so it's got that going for it, I suppose.
 
2013-07-14 10:12:48 PM  
The opening scene of Scary Movie 2 is the only redeeming quality of the entire franchise.

Seriously. Turn it off once the main plot starts, but check out the beginning.
 
2013-07-14 10:14:30 PM  
Say what you want about the 3rd Matrix move, but it's pretty hard to argue that it was unnecessary. Can you imagine the nerdrage if they HADN'T wrapped things up?


t3knomanser: Star Trek: First Contact was a serviceable-but-uninspired action movie. It used a few Star Trek elements, like the holodeck, in creative ways (if you don't think too hard).


My main question has always been why didn't they just replicate some machine guns? Or bring some up from Earth.


t3knomanser: for a generic action movie. I quite liked  Lockdown, for example (aka  Escape From NY: In SPACE).


Cool, I've been meaning to check that one out. Streaming on Netflix, I think.
 
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