15 Sequels We Could Have Done Without
Sequels are a tricky business. Sometimes they add genuine depth to a world, or act as another chapter in an amazing story. Otherwise they deflate the narrative arc of the initial movie, or just come off as cheap and cynical attempts to cash in on the success of the previous movie. It's always a roll of the dice.
With that in mind, we wanted to explore more than a dozen sequels we frankly could have done without. These are films that just didn't land for us, or worse, ruined our idea of the whole franchise.
For example, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The original Indiana Jones movies were near perfect cinematic adventures. While the 4th installment sure made a lot of money, what it cost was the flawless legacy of the first three films.
We know a movie’s success breeds sequels. Sometimes the execution is way off, and sometimes the story doesn’t even warrant a sequel, but the money making machine keeps chuggin’. Whether it was number 2, 3, or 4, these 15 sequels were one too many!