5 Worst Movie Sequels Ever
There are some movies that you watch and wish there was another installment coming soon like the God Father, the Bourne series or Home Alone. Then there are movies that you enjoyed but never really thought a sequel could be made. There are certain movies that are classics in their own right and have their own charm. Whenever a remake is attempted or a sequel is made, there is always the tendency to compare it to the original. Sometimes the sequels just fall flat. Here are some of the worst movie sequels ever.
1. 'Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction' (2006)
The original with Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas was a kind of path breaker and a worldwide hit, owing to the risque story line, the chemistry between the lead actors and the titillating effect of Sharon Stone. More than a decade later comes the sequel which is such a letdown that even Sharon Stone with her age defying body couldn’t save it. It just felt like the makers were trying too hard to make it as interesting as the original.
2. 'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer' (1998)
The original ‘I know what you did last summer’ was a good movie, a scary horror, murder thriller with a lot of hot young people. And because it was a hit, they decided to make a sequel, with more hot bodies, but less brains, less scares and predictable scenes. This is one of the movies which should have been left alone.
3. 'Son of the Mask' (2005)
The original movie ‘Mask’ was funny, original and induced hip roaring laughter. Jim Carrey and a hot Cameron Diaz made it all the more view-able, not to forget Milo who was super cute. But then came the sequel, a very stupid, boring movie that centered on a baby and the dog. Even a cute baby and the cutest dog could do nothing to save this movie which was so dull, you wouldn’t believe it was a sequel to The Mask.
4. 'Speed 2: Cruise Control' (1998)
It was like Keanu Reeves had a premonition of how the sequel was going to turn out and wisely decided to stay away. Sandra Bullock was left alone to carry the entire movie on her shoulders and she failed. The story line was weak, there was absolutely no chemistry between the lead pair and the money put into the movie just went down the drain as fast as the out of control cruise ship.
5. "The Whole Ten Yards" (2004)
“The Whole Nine Yards” worked with the unlikely pairing of Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry and the producers should have been happy with the profit they made out of it. The sequel was a pathetic attempt to get the original luck and not very surprisingly, it failed. So much so that Matthew Perry never got to play a lead role in any movie since.