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streaming_fan
Level 11

Worst (And Best) Movie Sequels Thread

Movie sequels have a bad reputation as not being as good as the first one.

Did you recently watch a terrible movie sequel?  If so, pls tell us about it in the thread, below.

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streaming_fan
Level 11

Re: Worst Movie Sequels Thread

Sister Act 2

Why the first movie was so good

Cute nuns.  Amazing music!  Whoopi is perfect for her role, adding spice to shy nuns.  Mafia murder subplot adds a danger element to story, adding excitement.

Why the sequel failed

Non-existent plot.  Most of the nuns are not in this movie.  There is no murder subplot, so all of that danger and excitement is missing.  The best part of the film is the state choir competition for the last 30 minutes.  It has some excitement and some good musical numbers.  But you have to suffer for more than one hour to get to that part.  

Conclusion

Watch the first film Sister Act.  It's great!  If you're hungry for more, watch it again.  The sequel is terrible and is to be avoided.  Maybe, just watch the final 30 minutes of Sister Act 2 when they have the state choir competition.  

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optikhog
Level 13

Re: Worst Movie Sequels Thread

Jaws 2 (Followed by sequentially worse films Jaws 3-D & Jaws: The Revenge)

Why the first movie was so good

Sharks. Action.  Adventure.  The beginning of the summer blockbuster.

Why the sequel failed

So now a shark might be back, but nobody cares. Chief Brody gets fired for yelling SHARK! but we rarely get to actually see the awesome shark action from the first movie and are subjected to jump scares and some underwater cable low-budget effects with zero effort at making things seem real.

Conclusion

Nothing could live up to Jaws.  It was a crowning achievement in cinema.  Kudos for tying, but the sequels were clearly low-budget money grabs and not real attempts at filmmaking.

andyross
Level 16

Re: Worst Movie Sequels Thread

Airplane 2.

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streaming_fan
Level 11

Re: Worst Movie Sequels Thread

@andyross if you have time, can you pls go back and edit your post and use the same format to give others a little more information?  

Why the first movie was so good

 

Why the sequel failed

 

Conclusion

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streaming_fan
Level 11

Re: Worst Movie Sequels Thread

Best Movie Sequels: The Santa Clause 2 (2002, G, 1 hr 44 min, Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell)

I liked The Santa Clause (PG, 1994), but I liked the sequel even better!  

Tim Allen was Santa right from the start of the film, so he started out at the North Pole Toy Factory with the elves right from the beginning of the film.  Tim Allen was good as Santa in the first film, but I think in the second film he was really hitting his groove, better than ever!  And I loved the G-rated psuedo-terror at the North Pole Toy Factory caused by the G-rated "bad" Santa.  I mean the whole film is G-rated and okay for kids but things did get a little "hectic" there for a while.  This film had Christmas "magic", romance, humor and a little bit of action.  At the end, Tim Allen defeats the "bad" Santa, gets the girl and saves Christmas all at once, leaving you feeling positively exilharated.  Gorgeous visuals and plenty of humor keeps it moving throughout.  I think a lot of movie sequels stink, but this one was even better than the first one IMO.  Highly recommended!  

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