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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 10:14:53 PM  
Also missing about 95% of the infamous Disney sequels
 
2013-07-14 10:17:32 PM  

baka-san: I do look good in black leather, and have a black motorcycle


Going the Willem Dafoe route?  Wouldn't have thought that, but it makes sense.  His hair in that movie had more personality than most villains.
 
2013-07-14 10:19:44 PM  

quatchi: For those who don't do slideshows list is as follows...

1. Basic Instinct II
2. Blues Brothers 2000
3. Blair Witch 2
4. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
5 Caddyshack II
6. Crocodile Dundee in LA
7. Dumb and Dumberer.
8. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.
9. Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.
10. Jaws: The Revenge.
11. Scary Movie 2
12. Son of The Mask
13. Speed 2
14. US Marshals.
15. The Whole Ten Yards.


There is no movie "The Whole Ten Yards".

The story ended with Jimmy with his new mistress and the dentist with his widow.

/end of subject
 
2013-07-14 10:20:44 PM  

deaccessioned: His hair in that movie had more personality than most villains.


His airhorn had more personality than most villains.
 
2013-07-14 10:21:21 PM  

Woolwine: Also missing about 95% of the infamous Disney sequels


Those are pretty unabashedly straight-to-DVD, though, so usually the public never has to sit through them. Just parents.
 
2013-07-14 10:21:30 PM  

Bslim: Hey! U.S. Marshals rocked. Extra points for having Downey as the heavy.


I thought it was pretty good, too. The rest of that list? Ugh.
 
2013-07-14 10:21:52 PM  
I'll add:
Smokey and the Bandit 2
Smokey and the Bandit 3
The Sting II
Home Alone 3
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
The Sandlot 2
Hollow Man 2
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalo
Teen Wolf Too
Weekend at Bernie's 2
 
2013-07-14 10:22:25 PM  
"Be cool". Take the genius of "get.shorty", shiat all.over.it, and them deliver a.complete waste of film from a.somewhat notable.cast.

Only redeeming graces are.the Rock and Andre.3k, who manage to.be funny.even with the shiat script.
 
2013-07-14 10:25:12 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Woolwine: Also missing about 95% of the infamous Disney sequels

Those are pretty unabashedly straight-to-DVD, though, so usually the public never has to sit through them. Just parents.


With a few exceptions

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2013-07-14 10:25:32 PM  

sotua: "Be cool". Take the genius of "get.shorty", shiat all.over.it, and them deliver a.complete waste of film from a.somewhat notable.cast.

Only redeeming graces are.the Rock and Andre.3k, who manage to.be funny.even with the shiat script.


Cedric was also decent.
 
2013-07-14 10:26:13 PM  
Star Trek: First Contact is the 3,967th worst film ever made. 

/big trek fan
//can still see it for the trash it is
 
2013-07-14 10:27:04 PM  

angrymacface: First Contact a useless sequel? I think you misspelled "The Undiscovered Country".


Undiscovered Country? Really? You trollin' or do you have a good reason?
 
2013-07-14 10:27:05 PM  

wildcardjack: 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.


You go to hell! You go to hell and DIE!
 
2013-07-14 10:27:16 PM  

Bot v2.38beta: Star Trek: First Contact is the 3,967th worst film ever made. 

/big trek fan
//can still see it for the trash it is


Still better than Insurrection
 
2013-07-14 10:30:45 PM  
Halloween Resurrection.  What kind of movie creative thinks that that's a good way to finish off Laurie Strode?

Carrie 2.  Same issue as HR with Sue Snell.

House On Haunted Hill 2.  Turns out the doctor's not really evil for experimenting on his patients.  The house made him do it.

Legally Blonde 2.  Winning over politicians by bonding over gay dogs.
 
2013-07-14 10:32:26 PM  
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2013-07-14 10:32:49 PM  

thecpt: Also, not news people don't know the difference between a prequel and a sequel.


TFA had the Dumb & Dumber prequel, so I think prequels are allowed.

hugheric: I realize do to the title of the original that this was inevitable but The Never Ending Story II.


It's based on a book, and the first movie didn't even cover half of what was in the book. The author hated what they did with the story so much that he didn't want his name associated with it. I loved it as a kid, but after having read the book, the first movie doesn't do it justice.
 
2013-07-14 10:35:54 PM  
Since this thread is about unnecessary sequels, let's add Grown Ups 2 to the list. Why did that need a sequel?
 
2013-07-14 10:36:47 PM  
quatchi: For those who don't do slideshows list is as follows...

1. Basic Instinct II  (never saw it, never saw the original)
2. Blues Brothers 2000 (the original was much, much better)
3. Blair Witch 2  (never saw it, but saw a scathingly funny review of it somewhere on the net)
4. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason  (never saw it, don't get the appeal of Renee Zellweger)
5 Caddyshack II  (never saw it)
6. Crocodile Dundee in LA  (meh)
7. Dumb and Dumberer.  (never saw it, never saw the original)
8. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.  (never saw it)
9. Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.  (argued with my son over the film; I hated it, he liked it)
10. Jaws: The Revenge.  (movie bad; scuba dived the boat they sunk for the film, though, that was cool)
11. Scary Movie 2  (meh)
12. Son of The Mask  (Nostalgia Critic's review is funnier than the film itself)
13. Speed 2  (meh)
14. US Marshals. (okay film, I think Robert Downey Jr was here, and I mostly watched him)
15. The Whole Ten Yards.  (never saw it, never saw the original)
 
2013-07-14 10:39:39 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Lsherm: fark YOU SUBBY!  Star Trek: First Contact was a great Trek film!

I'm not kidding, I really liked that movie.  Subby can EABOD.

It was easily the best of the Next Generation cast movies.


Not exactly a high bar to clear, is it?
 
2013-07-14 10:39:39 PM  
Let's also add Cars 2 to the list. It was totally unnecessary.
 
2013-07-14 10:45:10 PM  
I would submit the following, which I don't believe have been mentioned yet:

Mean Girls 2
Shrek III and IV
Every Land Before Time movie but the first
Van Wilder 2: Rise of Taj
 
2013-07-14 10:46:03 PM  

CraicBaby: thecpt: Also, not news people don't know the difference between a prequel and a sequel.

TFA had the Dumb & Dumber prequel, so I think prequels are allowed.

hugheric: I realize do to the title of the original that this was inevitable but The Never Ending Story II.

It's based on a book, and the first movie didn't even cover half of what was in the book. The author hated what they did with the story so much that he didn't want his name associated with it. I loved it as a kid, but after having read the book, the first movie doesn't do it justice.


You are correct. In still calling out subby on the tired trope of saying the second matrix is bad though.
 
2013-07-14 10:46:21 PM  
Pretty good list. But I liked First Contact.
 
2013-07-14 10:47:10 PM  

CraicBaby: Let's also add Cars 2 to the list. It was totally unnecessary.


well, if we're doing kids movies:

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2013-07-14 10:47:24 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/


Wow. No words.

I nominate Escape From LA.
 
2013-07-14 10:51:58 PM  

JammerJim: angrymacface: First Contact a useless sequel? I think you misspelled "The Undiscovered Country".

Undiscovered Country? Really? You trollin' or do you have a good reason?


The film was rushed and it shows. The plot has holes big enough to fly the Enterprise-D through, the actors seemed like they were just phoning it in, and finally, a Shakespeare-quoting Klingon? Please.
 
2013-07-14 10:52:01 PM  
Jurassic park 2 or 3, take your pick. Hostel 2.
 
2013-07-14 10:54:24 PM  

CraicBaby: thecpt: Also, not news people don't know the difference between a prequel and a sequel.

TFA had the Dumb & Dumber prequel, so I think prequels are allowed.

hugheric: I realize do to the title of the original that this was inevitable but The Never Ending Story II.

It's based on a book, and the first movie didn't even cover half of what was in the book. The author hated what they did with the story so much that he didn't want his name associated with it. I loved it as a kid, but after having read the book, the first movie doesn't do it justice.


Interesting, maybe I'll read it. I'm usually the "book was better guy" anyway. Thanks for the info.
 
2013-07-14 10:54:29 PM  
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2013-07-14 10:57:30 PM  

thecpt: Jurassic park 2 or 3, take your pick. Hostel 2.



Not Hostel 3?
 
2013-07-14 11:00:26 PM  

HempHead: thecpt: Jurassic park 2 or 3, take your pick. Hostel 2.


Not Hostel 3?


Forgot they made it. When it came out I remembered how bad the second one was and that was that.
 
2013-07-14 11:04:04 PM  
Okay, I have to mention Cinderella III. This abomination should be deleted from history. It has a time travel device that basically completely invalidates the original movie. It replaces it with this sappy self realization nonsense. While the original is not exactly a fine example of feminine equality, they didn't have to wipe it out with some contrived price of crap.
 
2013-07-14 11:07:17 PM  
Just some random shiat I've picked up over this thread that I have problems with:

-Ghostbusters 2 was a thoroughly decent movie, even slightly good.  It's just hard to follow an amazing movie with one that is not as amazing.
-Predator 2 was solid, but completely different.  The supporting cast was just as good as the original and Glover is always reliable as a cop, but the Predator itself was somehow less menacing.  Still not useless and the ending opened the franchise's future for greatness(unfortunately, the studios failed to do anything with it, but that's not this movie's fault).
-X-Men Origins: Wolverine was better than X-Men 3 and introduced Liev Schreiber as a very good Sabretooth(the original was godawful, thanks Joss).  I want more of Wolverine vs Sabretooth in the way they were portrayed here.  Lots more.  Now.
 
2013-07-14 11:14:26 PM  
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2013-07-14 11:19:04 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: CraicBaby: Let's also add Cars 2 to the list. It was totally unnecessary.

well, if we're doing kids movies:


(loads of Land before time movies)

I've got two girls that'll kick your ass for suggesting such a thing.  They've watched them all like 100 times.
 
2013-07-14 11:20:28 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.


OOh,  I like a challenge.

1) The Dark Knight
2) Godfather II
3) Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn
4)The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (although to be honest, The Man With No Name was not part of a trilogy...he had names in all of the movies and they were different characters. It was pure marketing on WB)
5) Spiderman 2
6) Iron Man 3 was better than Iron Man 2
7) Several Bond movies were better than Doctor No
8) Bride of Frankenstein.
9) Kill Bill 2 (It actually had a farking story and character parts)
10) White Dicks, Black Chicks 12
 
2013-07-14 11:21:35 PM  

bhcompy: Just some random shiat I've picked up over this thread that I have problems with:

-Ghostbusters 2 was a thoroughly decent movie, even slightly good.  It's just hard to follow an amazing movie with one that is not as amazing.
-Predator 2 was solid, but completely different.  The supporting cast was just as good as the original and Glover is always reliable as a cop, but the Predator itself was somehow less menacing.  Still not useless and the ending opened the franchise's future for greatness(unfortunately, the studios failed to do anything with it, but that's not this movie's fault).
-X-Men Origins: Wolverine was better than X-Men 3 and introduced Liev Schreiber as a very good Sabretooth(the original was godawful, thanks Joss).  I want more of Wolverine vs Sabretooth in the way they were portrayed here.  Lots more.  Now.


Actually, I thought Xmen First class was the best of all of the X men movies.
 
2013-07-14 11:24:12 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.


Also, Coppola screwed up by being too cheap to pay Robert DuVall and substituted his character with George Hamilton, and by not waiting until Julia Roberts or Winona Ryder were available to play Mary and putting his daughter in the role. Sofia may be a good director, but her acting stunk worse than Luca Brasi's corpse.
 
2013-07-14 11:25:01 PM  

Wireless Joe: Hi guyz, what's going on in this thread?

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That, sir, was a prequel, and  the Darth Maul fight scene almost redeemed this abomination (love the music)
 
2013-07-14 11:25:31 PM  

TheManofPA: What other Matrix film?


Pretending films don't exist is so 2002.

Now we have Rifftrax.
 
2013-07-14 11:26:34 PM  

cyberspacedout: No, you're thinking of all the other Star Trek movies after IV. First Contact was pretty good; it's probably the reason Trek stayed relevant for the rest of the 90s.


VI Was Good
 
2013-07-14 11:32:27 PM  

CraicBaby: Let's also add Cars 2 to the list. It was totally unnecessary.


As a very minor owner of Disney stock, I have to disagree.
 
2013-07-14 11:32:47 PM  

Harry_Seldon: Wireless Joe: Hi guyz, what's going on in this thread?

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That, sir, was a prequel, and  the Darth Maul fight scene almost redeemed this abomination (love the music)


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2013-07-14 11:39:00 PM  
Obviously an oversight, and completely unnecessary...

hdmoviewpp.com
 
2013-07-14 11:39:59 PM  

CraicBaby: thecpt: Also, not news people don't know the difference between a prequel and a sequel.

TFA had the Dumb & Dumber prequel, so I think prequels are allowed.

hugheric: I realize do to the title of the original that this was inevitable but The Never Ending Story II.

It's based on a book, and the first movie didn't even cover half of what was in the book. The author hated what they did with the story so much that he didn't want his name associated with it. I loved it as a kid, but after having read the book, the first movie doesn't do it justice.


Yeah, I read the book, and the movie only covered the first half of the book. Plus, the film changed A LOT of things from the book. The second film loosely (and I mean, loosely like Michelle Duggar's vajayjay) followed the second half of the book. I still liked it, though not as much as the first.

Now the third movie? That was a cinematic hate crime. The only good part was a pre-fame Jack Black as the bully, only because it looks like he's aware the movie is a turd and is going with it.
 
2013-07-14 11:44:37 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: 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.

OOh,  I like a challenge.

1) The Dark Knight
2) Godfather II
3) Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn
4)The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (although to be honest, The Man With No Name was not part of a trilogy...he had names in all of the movies and they were different characters. It was pure marketing on WB)
5) Spiderman 2
6) Iron Man 3 was better than Iron Man 2
7) Several Bond movies were better than Doctor No
8) Bride of Frankenstein.
9) Kill Bill 2 (It actually had a farking story and character parts)
10) White Dicks, Black Chicks 12


The Bond franchise weren't really "sequels" in the strict sense of the word, though. The Bond movies don't really advance the storyline or the character, or wrap up story arcs left unfinished in previous movies. They're all unique separate stories that happen to have the same character in them.
 
2013-07-14 11:54:02 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: CraicBaby: thecpt: Also, not news people don't know the difference between a prequel and a sequel.

TFA had the Dumb & Dumber prequel, so I think prequels are allowed.

hugheric: I realize do to the title of the original that this was inevitable but The Never Ending Story II.

It's based on a book, and the first movie didn't even cover half of what was in the book. The author hated what they did with the story so much that he didn't want his name associated with it. I loved it as a kid, but after having read the book, the first movie doesn't do it justice.

Yeah, I read the book, and the movie only covered the first half of the book. Plus, the film changed A LOT of things from the book. The second film loosely (and I mean, loosely like Michelle Duggar's vajayjay) followed the second half of the book. I still liked it, though not as much as the first.

Now the third movie? That was a cinematic hate crime. The only good part was a pre-fame Jack Black as the bully, only because it looks like he's aware the movie is a turd and is going with it.


Yeah, they changed a lot of stuff. (Like, Atreyu in the book had greenish skin, for instance.) When I read the book years after seeing the 1st and 2nd movies, I was amazed at how much was changed. I actually liked the book better. Wish I could find my copy. I've moved a couple times since I last read it and I have no idea what happened to it.
 
2013-07-14 11:54:49 PM  

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). 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.


Wow, you just described the main argument against the last two Trek films.
 
2013-07-15 12:05:00 AM  
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