Who isn’t up for a good movie? We try to give all movies a chance, whether they were destined to be a cult classic or yet another sequel or remake. But, eventually we have to say ‘no’ to a movie, although we loved their first film (or in some cases up to a dozen before). So, grab your popcorn and get ready for some really bad movie sequels.
Christmas Vacation 2
We all remember the lovable Clark Griswold on his way to Wally World and trying to have the perfect Christmas vacation. There is no comfort and joy in this bomb of a Yuletide movie. The plot itself couldn’t be any worse than the constant changing amount of how many kids Eddie has. Eddie and his family win the Christmas trip of a lifetime: to tour the South Pacific. They become shipwrecked and viewers are hopelessly wanting to drown themselves in the ocean. Why did they ever make it off the island?
A Christmas Story 2
At first, I thought a friend of mine was pulling my leg when she mentioned this sequel. Diving to a computer, (and later a copy of the film), I wanted to beg for my money back! I think we all have to agree that Daniel Stern should have stayed in the Home Alone movies and left this one alone. It’s a simple story of Ralphie wanting a car and the return of the leg lamp. That being said, the leg lamp should have been the only thing to return.
Batman and Robin
Despite how bad this film is, I admit it, I still watch from time to time. Is it to make me laugh from the oversexualized costumes? Or is it possible the deplorable jokes? You know a sequel is bad when even the main actors try to forget they ever made this film.
Child’s Play: Curse of Chucky
Being a big horror movie fan, I love watching these kinds of flicks to get scared (or laugh). But when the killer can no longer scare you (I used to love Chucky) and the plot becomes so mixed up, you suddenly feel like that you should have been the killer! Between finding out (spoiler!) that the nanny and the mom have a fling going on (I really thought it was with the dad), the terrible flashbacks where Charles Lee Ray is older looking although he should have been younger, and a male doll that looks feminized and is represented by too much CGI, you begin to wonder if there is anything left to ruin the film? I’m sure there is more we can name.
The Return of Jafar
Disney made the mistake of making this film without Robin Williams. They were smart to bring him back for the third film. And how could Jafar escape? I thought that wasn’t possible! See, that’s what we get for having wishes granted by a genie and not getting it in writing about making sure our wishes stay granted!
Friday the 13th; A Nightmare On Elm Street; Children of the Corn; Halloween
There is a reason why I grouped these films together: too many sequels! If you really want to watch some of these horrid sequels (many straight to DVD), do yourself the favor like I did and buy the multipacks. It’ll save you some money and help curb your curiosity for wondering why the killers never seem to die – ever.
When a movie is bad enough for you to watch it to laugh only, then you know it’s bad! We return to Rydell High with high expectations of the new students, only to be brought down into the pit of musical despair. With so many musicals coming out these days, I have a feeling Grease 3 is not far away.
Home Alone 4
I had a hard time deciding if the fourth or the fifth film of this holiday series is the worst one yet. Hands down it had to be the fourth one. The McCallister parents have divorced, and somehow the siblings are all younger than when they were in the second film! Kevin decides to spend Christmas with his dad and his new girlfriend. Bumbling robber Marv is back in the picture, only to be played unconvincingly by French Stewart. Need I say more? Make it easy on yourself and watch it for free online.
Jaws: The Revenge
Does the shark look real this time? When you’re being attacked by a shark that seems to only hate the Brody family, there may be a problem. The shark seems to be taking things personally with a film ridden by plot holes and being the winner of seven Razzies. Perhaps if Steven Spielberg had directed this flop, it might have stood even a tiny chance of survival.
There are still so many bad sequels out there. Was there one that was missed, and no matter how bad it is, it needs to be watched just to see how bad the film turned out? Check out these runner-ups for other bad sequels: Son of the Mask; Dusk Till Dawn 2&3; Bring It On 3&4; Superman 4, Blair Witch 2; I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer; Land Before Time sequels (total of 13 movies in the franchise!); American Psycho 2; Babe: Pig in the City; Paranormal Activity 3; and finally, Grown Ups 2.
But don’t worry about missing those sequels, coming soon is Triplets, the sequel to Twins, this time bringing Eddie Murphy into the crazy children formula of brothers, and the highly criticized, It’s a Wonderful Life 2. Hollywood can turn out some decent sequels, such as Toy Story 2 & 3; Indiana Jones (excluding the fourth one), and for the really dedicated fans, the Rocky and Fast and the Furious franchises. But maybe they should take some time and come up with something original for a change, especially with the rising cost of a single movie ticket.