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(SlashFilm)   The 11 Best and 9 Worst Legacy Sequels. Come for Indiana Jones and the Nuked Fridge on the "Best" list, stay for a movie that never had any sequels on the "Worst" list   (slashfilm.com) divider line
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2022-10-04 9:12:01 PM  
All that list told me is that Luke Y. Thompson should not write about movie sequels and is not worthy of the Gen-X label. As a member of the generation, I disallow it. He unironically uses the term "zine" not once, but TWICE in his own bio.

This is the kind of 50 year-old who pets his action figures before he goes to sleep. I'm not saying he's a serial killer, but only because he's probably too lazy to become one.
 
2022-10-04 9:27:35 PM  
There's a f*ckton wrong with that list, but having Fury Road on any 'Worst' list is a "F*ck you and your sh*t opinion"-level of wrong.
 
2022-10-04 9:35:26 PM  
It said:

WORST: Fury Road
BEST: Crystal Skulls


Saved you time now, didn't I?
 
2022-10-04 10:04:42 PM  
He's right about Top Gun: Maverick, though. God, what a stupid movie.
 
2022-10-04 10:07:49 PM  

Combustion: It said:

WORST: Fury Road
BEST: Crystal Skulls


Saved you time now, didn't I?


That's when I bailed. Fury Road was great. Crystal Skull was cringy awful.
 
2022-10-04 10:14:16 PM  

Lsherm: He unironically uses the term "zine" not once, but TWICE in his own bio.


He wants to publish zines and rage against machines.
 
2022-10-04 10:19:52 PM  

aimtastic: Lsherm: He unironically uses the term "zine" not once, but TWICE in his own bio.

He wants to publish zines and rage against machines.


Even by the time Flagpole Sitta came out Harvey Danger was using the term ironically.
 
2022-10-04 10:48:48 PM  
Worst: Mad Max: Fury Road

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2022-10-04 11:14:42 PM  
This list in visual form

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2022-10-04 11:52:37 PM  
Ooh. Fresh joke there subby. Got any titanic jokes we haven't heard?
"I can believe a guy survived the wrath of God, getting his heart almost removed by a guy with his bare hands, made a bullet wound disappear with magic water but theres no way he could've lived in a rolling fridge."
He's Indiana Freaking Jones, that's how he did it you little punk!

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2022-10-04 11:57:40 PM  
They plainly never watched past Highlander: Endgame.

Endgame was bad, but The Source was actively painful to watch.
 
2022-10-04 11:59:06 PM  

Torgo_of_Manos: This list in visual form

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Not enough ketchup to really drive home how utterly pathetic this is.
 
2022-10-05 12:05:15 AM  

Combustion: It said:

WORST: Fury Road
BEST: Crystal Skulls


Saved you time now, didn't I?


So, it's troll fodder
 
2022-10-05 12:07:26 AM  
Interesting... that list went from completely normal, to complete troll-job suddenly at mid-page.
 
2022-10-05 12:09:43 AM  
Well, that certainly was a list of things.

I kinda feel like he just threw darts labeled "Best" and "Worst" at a wall full of sequel names.
 
2022-10-05 12:23:57 AM  
Best: Aliens
Worst: Alien3
 
2022-10-05 12:30:17 AM  

bughunter: Best: Aliens
Worst: Alien3


Alien 3 wasn't that bad. The white Alien thing was weird but..... Wait. That was Alien 4. I think I tried to forget that they made Alien 3.
 
2022-10-05 12:41:54 AM  
"legacy sequels?" Wtf is a non-legacy sequel?
 
2022-10-05 12:43:00 AM  
This, ladies and gentlemen, was a master class in "I CAN TYPING!"

Best: Terminator 3
...the only decent thing that movie did was made the (fairly-logical but still unstated) leap that Skynet was in cyberspace, not residing in some single mega-mainframe. The rest was an awfully bland film considering the legacy it was trying to continue.

Best: Superman Returns
"What if we pretend Superman III wasn't made in the 80s... and make an 80s version of Superman III today?"

Best: Predators
I think the first Predator film is a nearly perfect action flick. The second one was pretty solid too. I *barely* remember anything about Predators other than "there are bigger big predators and slightly smaller big predators." Also... Prey just came out and was absolutely perfect. Why is it not the featured one on the list?

Worst: Mad Max: Fury Road
That was a lot of words to say "Tom Hardy isn't Mel Gibson, so the movie is poopy."

I won't actually mock his praise for The Force Awakens or 2009 Star Trek. They were Abrams films. Both genuinely did have good first acts, were well cast, and had solid takes on their respective characters. They were great for the first 30-45 minutes for a lot of people who was hungry for those franchises. And then both fell apart in their second acts and failed to recover or set up any true long-term storytelling, and both had an almost childlike misunderstanding of their respective universes' rules of magic and the sheer scale of outer space.
 
2022-10-05 12:43:39 AM  

BafflerMeal: "legacy sequels?" Wtf is a non-legacy sequel?


These are the only legacy sequels I can name off the top of my head.

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2022-10-05 12:45:30 AM  

BafflerMeal: "legacy sequels?" Wtf is a non-legacy sequel?


I've never heard the term but it made sense in this context.

Legacy as in the property itself. A traditional sequel strikes while the iron is hot (within the first couple of years after the previous release), where "legacy" is used to describe a previously-unplanned sequel that gets written, produced, and released a decade-plus later.
 
2022-10-05 12:49:00 AM  

Fart And Smunny: They plainly never watched past Highlander: Endgame.

Endgame was bad, but The Source was actively painful to watch.


There is only one Highlander.
 
2022-10-05 12:51:01 AM  

Zombie DJ: Ooh. Fresh joke there subby. Got any titanic jokes we haven't heard?
"I can believe a guy survived the wrath of God, getting his heart almost removed by a guy with his bare hands, made a bullet wound disappear with magic water but theres no way he could've lived in a rolling fridge."
He's Indiana Freaking Jones, that's how he did it you little punk!

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Yup.

Crystal Skull was by no means great, but it was still solidly rooted in the pulp adventure tropes of the franchise. And focused on the alien rather tan the occult, mirroring the change pulp/pop adventure stories had made at the time. Same with swapping Commies for Nazis. Surviving a nuclear explosion inside a fridge is stupid from a realism standpoint, but totally in keeping with pulp heroism.
 
2022-10-05 12:51:09 AM  
This might actually be the most wrong listickle ever.

AI could build a better one.
 
2022-10-05 12:51:33 AM  

Redh8t: Fart And Smunny: They plainly never watched past Highlander: Endgame.

Endgame was bad, but The Source was actively painful to watch.

There is only one Highlander.


Of course.  It was the movie's tagline: There can be only one.
 
2022-10-05 12:52:50 AM  

madgonad: This might actually be the most wrong listickle ever.

AI could build a better one.


A blind lobotomized gopher on meth could build a better one.
 
2022-10-05 12:59:22 AM  
Also...

No mention of Candyman 2021? Either way?

For me, it was an excellent 'legacy sequel', carrying on almost directly from the original film. Much better than 'Farewell To The Flesh' or 'Day of the Dead'. Great update to a classic horror film.
 
2022-10-05 1:01:24 AM  
I would have to go with SW: The Rise Of Skywalker as the best sequel. I finally saw it the other night and enjoyed it very much. I was very pleased to see emo Ren was pretty much gone. Total action all the way through.
 
2022-10-05 1:04:21 AM  
That list made me sad that I could read
 
2022-10-05 1:09:21 AM  
I watched the newest Godfather trilogy restorations not long ago.  Re-edited Part III was a huge improvement on the original theatrical version.  You got the sense that Coppola and Co. had read the criticism and done their best to address it.  The worst scene was cut completely.  It's still flawed, but it's good they trimmed it up a bit.
 
2022-10-05 1:24:38 AM  
Last Blood is not a Rambo movie.  It's a dumbass revenge flick with the title painted over.  The series ended when John finally returned home, end of story.
 
2022-10-05 1:49:00 AM  

Combustion: It said:

WORST: Fury Road
BEST: Crystal Skulls


Saved you time now, didn't I?


I likedCrystal Skull.... But it certainly isn't better than Fury Road or does it belong in the best of anything list.
 
2022-10-05 1:50:43 AM  

BafflerMeal: "legacy sequels?" Wtf is a non-legacy sequel?


One that was made years after the first one.
 
2022-10-05 1:53:16 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Zombie DJ: Ooh. Fresh joke there subby. Got any titanic jokes we haven't heard?
"I can believe a guy survived the wrath of God, getting his heart almost removed by a guy with his bare hands, made a bullet wound disappear with magic water but theres no way he could've lived in a rolling fridge."
He's Indiana Freaking Jones, that's how he did it you little punk!

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Yup.

Crystal Skull was by no means great, but it was still solidly rooted in the pulp adventure tropes of the franchise. And focused on the alien rather tan the occult, mirroring the change pulp/pop adventure stories had made at the time. Same with swapping Commies for Nazis. Surviving a nuclear explosion inside a fridge is stupid from a realism standpoint, but totally in keeping with pulp heroism.


Pretty much so: it works as an Indy flick, and it proves Spielberg likes adventure movies with movie breaking silly bits.
 
2022-10-05 2:13:40 AM  
I thought Godfather 3 was no worse than the other ones. But I guess The Godfather was probably better than most of the movies before that, with break through cinematography and depth of story. I still don't like it.
 
2022-10-05 2:20:51 AM  
No Leonard Part 6?


/on the best list, of course.
//it really nicely tied the first five up
 
2022-10-05 4:28:59 AM  
The second and third Naked Gun movies were as good as the original, IMHO.
 
2022-10-05 4:33:18 AM  

Aussie_As: The second and third Naked Gun movies were as good as the original, IMHO.


Oh I see I've missed the point, it's "legacy" sequels. Whoops.

I don't want to whinge about Clerks 2 but it's not within the realm of credibility that Dante was working a shiatty fast food job. That guy would have been working a shiatty office job. In that context I think Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was a very adequate film, it clearly had zero desire to be taken seriously and criticising it for that reason just shows the author of TFA has missed the point.
 
2022-10-05 4:57:06 AM  

wildcardjack: I thought Godfather 3 was no worse than the other ones. But I guess The Godfather was probably better than most of the movies before that, with break through cinematography and depth of story. I still don't like it.


Because it insists upon itself?
 
2022-10-05 5:49:36 AM  
With the exception of Blade Runner, every single one of those was an unnecessary "Legacy" sequel and is, by default, bad.
 
2022-10-05 6:08:06 AM  
Hot take. Every movie on that list except Blade Runner: 2049 sucks.

Especially Clerks II.
 
2022-10-05 6:20:46 AM  

clkeagle: Best: Terminator 3
...the only decent thing that movie did was made the (fairly-logical but still unstated) leap that Skynet was in cyberspace, not residing in some single mega-mainframe. The rest was an awfully bland film considering the legacy it was trying to continue.


The ending of that film (almost) redeemed the rest of it.  Letting judgement day happen was a bold choice and it worked.

Aussie_As: In that context I think Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was a very adequate film, it clearly had zero desire to be taken seriously and criticising it for that reason just shows the author of TFA has missed the point.


That plus JASB Reboot was an order of magnitude worse.

kukukupo: With the exception of Blade Runner, every single one of those was an unnecessary "Legacy" sequel and is, by default, bad.


2049 was also unnecessary.
 
2022-10-05 6:29:45 AM  

dstanley: He's right about Top Gun: Maverick, though. God, what a stupid movie.


What kind of movie were your expecting it to be? Surely it doesn't belong on this list of worst sequels anyway.

I hate the saying "just turn your brain off" and I don't think this movie requires it. At least not until right at the end. Only thing that should be ignored is, who is the enemy? I thought it was a fantastic theater  experience overall.
 
2022-10-05 6:30:35 AM  
The two unpopular takes that he got right in that article are Psycho II and Terminator 3 being underrated. T3 putting Skynet in the cloud and the acknowledgement of Judgement Day as an inevitability were logical steps forward, if a bit of a bummer for audiences who expected a happier ending.

He's wrong about a lot of other stuff on that list, though.
 
2022-10-05 7:21:28 AM  

frestcrallen: I watched the newest Godfather trilogy restorations not long ago.  Re-edited Part III was a huge improvement on the original theatrical version.  You got the sense that Coppola and Co. had read the criticism and done their best to address it.  The worst scene was cut completely.  It's still flawed, but it's good they trimmed it up a bit.


Maybe they should have paid Duvall what he was worth and Coppola and Puzo wouldn't have had to spend most of preproduction crashing together a whole new script.

The end of part 2 set up a rift between Michael and Tom. From what I read, Puzo's initial idea for part 3 was to have those tensions boil over and a civil war breaking out within the Corleone organization.

That sounds like a damn good movie. Way better than that dry mess they ended up with.
 
2022-10-05 7:22:01 AM  

Flappyhead: Last Blood is not a Rambo movie.  It's a dumbass revenge flick with the title painted over.  The series ended when John finally returned home, end of story.


It's Home Alone with gore.
 
2022-10-05 7:32:12 AM  
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Wow...that was one of the worst lists imaginable. The author is a troll.
 
2022-10-05 7:34:27 AM  

Likwit: Hot take. Every movie on that list except Blade Runner: 2049 sucks.

Especially Clerks II.


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2022-10-05 8:13:58 AM  

dstanley: He's right about Top Gun: Maverick, though. God, what a stupid movie.


Same with matrix revolutions
 
2022-10-05 8:18:43 AM  
My six year old neighbor has better taste in films than this hack.
 
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