Sci-fi movies have a sensitive reputation in Hollywood as it happens very often that the sequels to some blockbusters just do not live up to the expectations. While some franchises have managed to deliver strong content throughout, some franchises have disappointed their fans. Today, we will talk about some of the sci-fi movie sequels that are not that great, and we can live without them. Check it out. Opinions may vary.
1. Alien 3
Alien 3 had to climb over two predecessors, i.e., Alien (horror-based) and Alien (action-based). The movie had one too many production problems and it’s still a surprise how some people managed to watch it. The movie began filming right at the footstep of the unceremonious deaths of two popular stars. The movie flopped at the box office and received polarizing reviews from critics.
2. The Matrix Revolutions
The Matrix shook the sci-fi genre overnight with its success and gave its stars just the fame they needed. The movie started off a franchise that kept people glued to their seats and they couldn’t wait for the sequel. The Matrix Reloaded wasn’t a GREAT sequel but it was adequate enough. However, The Matrix Revolutions just didn’t live up to the expectations, moreover considering that it was ending the franchise. The film takes a philosophical discourse and fans complained that they didn’t get a proper end to Neo’s story. If you want more of the Matrix, you can watch The Matrix Resurrections.
3. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
When Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines was announced, fans thought that there was still hope for the franchise to get better. However, it was clear that without James Cameron, the creator, nothing can make the franchise great again. Well, not even Arnold Schwarzenegger’s regular involvement. Moreover, the movie left Terminator 2: The Judgement Day meaningless.
4. Robocop 3
First thing’s first, the franchise didn’t have too much juice left in it anyway and RoboCop 3 is the living testimony of that. Moreover, people remember RoboCop 2 only because RoboCop 3 was that bad. The franchise decided to rope in director Fred Dekker, with a script by Frank Miller and Dekker. With the previous masterminds gone, the movie even cut down the budget and went to a PG-13 rating. Well, the movie ended the franchise before it was revived again. However, the movie couldn’t earn half of its budget!
5. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
There were some concrete reasons why Star Trek V: The Final Frontier wasn’t received well by the audience. Well, they even criticised director William Shatner’s work, and even the fact that he provided some parts of the story. The fans generally complained about the poor CGI as it wasn’t that good when compared to the previous films, and of course, a muddled story. After the film was released, the poor reception made Shatner and some actors believe that the movie can actually put an end to the franchise. Which sci-fi movie sequel is the worst? Let us know in the comments below!