The Top 5 Worst Sequels by Sam

Whilst we’re on the topic of sequels, I said on my list of top 5 best sequels, I would gather a list of I what I thought to be the top 5 worst sequels. Let me firstly point out, that I actually don’t watch a lot of sequels to movies, for fear of ruining the greatness of the first film. This made making the list quite difficult, as I am quite limited in my choices.

I will also say that I almost titled this list: “ The Top 5 Worst Sequels to Good Movies,” but I decided to leave it as is. But that might be a little explanation as to some of my selections on this list.

Check out the dishonourable mentions down below to see a few sequels that are renowned to be horrible.

Aside from that, onwards to the list!

5. Quantum of Solace (2008)

Directed by Marc Forster
Quantum of Solace PosterI could get blasted for adding this one to list, but give me a chance to explain myself. I will make it clear that I don’t actually think this is a horrible movie – it’s not. What I will say is that compared to Casino Royale, a great film and an awesome contribution to the bond franchise, it doesn’t match the standards. I was quite enthused about Quantum, but very disappointed to say the least. Maybe no sequel following Casino Royale will live up to the high standards that film set.

4. Jurassic Park III (2001)

Directed by Joe Johnston
Jurrasic Park PosterAgain, let me point out that this isn’t actually a horrible film on it’s own. It’s when you compare it to the greatness of the first film, and even the quality of the second, it doesn’t match the standards. I think for me, it felt somewhat too forced in the story and the characters. It felt more like a horror film where everyone gets killed off one by one for no really important reason. Yes I do realise that similar events happen in the first 2 films, but they seemed to give each death meaning.

I do want to point out that if they did make a 4th, I would still be there at the cinema, most likely on opening weekend.

3. Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)

Directed by Andrzej Sekula
Hypercube PosterA lot of you may not have heard of the Cube trilogy. This trilogy began with the low-budget, independent greatness that was Cube in 1998. I actually watched Cube 2: Hypercube first, as it was the only one of the three available at the DVD store. Had I thought that the first Cube was anything like this film, I would never of watched it. I’m glad I did in the end, because the first one is great – it’s just this second one that’s horrible.

2. Son of the Mask (2005)

Directed by Lawrence Guterman
Son of the Mask PosterMany of you would have heard of the Jim Carrey classic, The Mask. A lot fewer would have heard of this sequel made 11 years later, with no recurring characters, apart from the actual mask itself. Whilst the original film was directed at a wide audience, this sequel was more prominently aimed at kids – really, really young kids, who don’t care about anything but cool visuals. This movie was pretty bad, and the critic world seems to agree. Hence, it’s added to the list.

1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Directed by Michael Bay
Transformers PosterThe first Transformers movie was great! It was exciting, had a really intriguing plot line, and it pleased both die-hard transformers fan, and members of the general public too. There is one thing in common with the 1st and 2nd Transformer films. They both made a lot of money. And that’s all the credit the 2nd film has to its name. The plot line was horrible, it emphasised the effects they used, and not the character building, and don’t even get me started on all the cheap tactics of using the women in film to attract a male audience – again, really cheap and 100% unnecessary.

No, this isn’t the worst film ever made, but yes– in my opinion, it is the worst sequel ever made – when you compare it to the first. A real letdown.

Dishonourable Mentions:
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
– Taking what was an extremely unique spin on horror films in Hollywood in the first film became a cliché mess in the second film.

Speed II: Cruise Control
– There was no need for this. The first film was about a bus not being able stop because of a bomb, and was fast-paced, edge of your seat, semi-realistic actions film. This film was about a boat not being able to stop because of a hacker. That is all.

I know there’s a multitude of bad sequels out there, let me know your top 5!

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One Comment on “The Top 5 Worst Sequels by Sam”

  1. Ben Says:

    Transformers? seriously? sure, it wasn’t near as good as the first, but still was ok. shrek 3 (and maybe 2) deserved a mention.

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