20 Facts About Some of the Worst Sequels Ever
What makes a bad sequel? Is it just the sheer fact of sucking? Well, the Resident Evil sequels suck, but the first one did too, since forever and always, no matter the lies our nostalgia-tinted goggles might tell us. So are those “bad” sequels? We’d say no, since there wasn’t anything good there to ruin in the first place. Is Batman & Robin a bad sequel, then? Surely, but it isn’t as bad as the meme legacy says. The set design is interesting, the final action-ridden hour is entertaining, and Schumacher will forever be underrated.
Moreover, if a film like Batman & Robin had come out, say, in the late ’80s, it might be fondly remembered today. We’re not talking about this sort of bad sequel, then. Oh no, in this Pictofact, we’re actually scrambling through the bottom of the garbage dumb. We take a look at the worst of the worst, the sort of sequels not even mental gymnastics or post-hoc rationalizations can save. This mostly includes insultingly bad follow-ups to fun and beloved movies, but also sequels that took the already dismal quality of their original, and somehow sank the brand even deeper into infamy. In this Pictofact, we discuss facts from some of the worst sequels ever – which means that, yup, we’re talking Son of the Mask-tier trash.