Do sequels always suck? Well there’s Terminator 2, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Empire Strikes Back, Aliens, Toy Story II, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, The Dark Knight, The Road Warrior… okay, point made. Not ALL sequels suck, just most of them.
Eddie Deezen, over at Neatorama, has a few candidates to consider…
When a movie stars Rex Manning, you know it’s gonna be bad.
(Fine, “Rex” was 13 years into the future when this film was made, but still… did Grease really NEED a sequel?)
Ace Ventura, Jr.
The first was mostly great, the second nigh unwatchable, but… wait, they made a THIRD? In 2009, and it was so bad I never even heard of it. Wow, that’s bad.
A straight-to-video sequel with production values so low, adult film producers are rolling in dough by comparison (and they can make movies for $3.50 and a stale donut). Titanic being legendarily expensive itself (Cameron built an entire 1/4 scale model of the ship. Which is INSANE.), you have to cringe just considering what this movie must have looked like.
(Of course I didn’t watch it. Are you NUTS? I have brain cells to protect.)
One would think those three examples are enough, but one would be an idiot. Deezen has 11 more “Bad, Unnecessary, or Curious Movie Sequels” (including one directed by Morgan Freeman) waiting for you At The Link!
(Though, curiously, he omits Son of the Mask, Jamie Kennedy’s hapless attempt to out-Carey Jim Carey. Big mistake, Jamie.)