Movies are divided into two categories. Movies that require a sequel and movies that don’t require a sequel. There exist some movie sequels that spoiled the reputation of the franchise. Here is the list of 21 terrible movie sequels that shouldn’t exist.
1. Child’s Play 3 (1991)
Child’s Play 3 is an average film that’s too stale. It’s just an unnecessary sequel of Child’s Play 2 (1990). Why the hell did they take one year for this kind of film? Child’s Play is one such franchise that needs to be beautifully reinvented.
2. Little Fockers (2010)
This sequel suffers from the same problems that its first installment suffered. Same lame jokes that are repeated over and over again. It’s just downright silly and unbearable.
3. Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)
They just repeated the same thing of its first installment Battle Royale (2000). It’s stupid crap with a bunch of high school kids surviving a battle.
4. Jurassic Park III (2001)
Jurassic Park III has some fun moments with great scares, but its silly and predictable plot makes it difficult to watch. A blow in the Jurassic Park franchise.
5. Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines (2003)
It got some great moments like Arnie’s terminator, the terminator controlling other machines, and the chase scene. But all this cool stuff alone can’t save the film from tanking. It’s nowhere close to The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
6. Starship Troopers 2: Hero of The Federation (2004)
Its first part, Starship Troopers (1997), isn’t a great film. It’s just decent and entertains you in bits and pieces. However, its second installment isn’t any better. The tone of the film itself isn’t right and bores the hell out of you.
7. Son of The Mask (2005)
If one wants to make the sequel of The Mask (1994), it must be done only with Cameron Diaz and Jim Carrey. And that’s the big blunder of the sequel. Though the sequel came after 11 years, the story is unsatisfactory, the characters are paper-thin, and the animation is horrible.
8. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)
The sequel of Paul Blart: Mall Cop came after six years. Again the same thing happened, like how a chubby guy wins the heart of a hot chick. It’s the same old story, same old slapstick comedy, same old dumb jokes, and same old stuff. They shouldn’t have made the sequel.
9. Men In Black: International (2019)
Chris Hemsworth is much better as Thor than Agent H. The alien threat is just boring as hell. This installment is just old wine in a new bottle. Chase, hunt, hide and finally win. Ahhh! Why do sequels exist?
10. Cars 2 (2011)
The cliched storyline and weird characterizations of Mater and Lightning McQueen make it hard to watch. It completely forgot its prequel and acted as a whole new different movie.
11. American Psycho 2 (2002)
This film fails to entertain you in every aspect: poor writing, poor screenplay, poor characters, and poor acting. It lacks the charisma of its prequel.
12. Home Alone 3
Every Home Alone sequel after Home Alone 2 is dreadful to watch. The movie was unappealing and felt repetitive. It was the same plot but unbuyable.
13. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
I still wonder why the main characters died so quickly without any valid reason. And some lame jokes come out of the context—just a passable film but not a good sequel.
14. Scary Movie 5 (2013)
We bet that no one can make it any further than the first 20 min of the film. It felt like a parody video. Exaggerated, boring, bland, and messy. One of the most underwhelming sequels ever made.
15. Taken 2 (2012)
It felt terrible and disappointing after watching Taken 2. Forget the comparison between Taken and Taken 2. But, many logics goes for a toss in this sequel. Not a faithful sequel.
16. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
This sequel can be made watchable by chopping off many unnecessary and lengthy scenes. This film is just exhausting to watch till the end. Even Keanu Reeves could not save the film from getting tanked if he had played the protagonist.
17. Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Though Mean Girls is a decent film, its sequel is awful as hell. It failed despite copying its prequel. Don’t waste your time watching this one.
18. Titanic II (2010)
Capitalizing on the success of James Cameron’s Titanic is just a terrible idea. It mocks the Titanic in every way possible. Just stay away from it. It’s one of the worst movie sequels ever.
19. Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
The award for the worst sequel goes to Kindergarten Cop 2. I can’t even watch a single frame of it because of the atrocious cinematography.
20. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
The worst effects I’ve ever seen in a horror film. The plot makes no sense at all. This one film spoiled the entire fandom of the Jaws franchise. Senseless.
21. Grown Ups 2 (2013)
The film sucks because of its farty humor and lousy CGI. The entire movie happens in just one day, and imagine how great the plot could have been.
After watching these movies, I felt like why did they even make these movie sequels? It’s unnecessary. Some movies make franchise, and some break franchise. Definitely, these movies fall under the second category.