The film studios have clearly realized that the easiest way to win big at the box office is to make a sequel, prequel, remake, or reboot of an already successful film. We get it. Hollywood’s a business, and it makes good business sense to put your money toward something that’s already proven itself to be financially successful. And that’s fine, so long as the original warrants another film. But more often than not that isn’t the case. Just because a film made a lot of money or it was well received, it doesn’t automatically mean that another installment should be forced upon audiences. Sometimes the story should end with the final credits. Just ask the makers of Caddyshack 2, Speed 2, Grease 2, The Sting 2, Exorcist 2, Teen Wolf Too, The Ring 2, American Psycho 2, Basic Instinct 2, Jaws 2 (need I go on?). Come to think of it, slapping 2 on the end of any film is a good way to assure that it sucks.
Here’s the list of 10 sequels that we didn’t ask for, but Hollywood decided to give us anyways.
10 The Pacifier 2
9 Ocean’s Eleven (all-female reboot)
8 Transformers 5
7 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
6 Real Steel 2
5 Yogi Bear 2
4 Divergent: Allegiant
3 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
People were angry enough when it was announced that Michael Bay of all people would be bringing back the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but now we have to watch as he further ruins the franchise with a sequel. The original 1990 film might not have been great, but at least it wasn’t bogged down by cheesy CGI like the 2014 version. The only reason this sequel is being made is because the first one made a lot of money, which, of course, makes sense from a business standpoint. But does anyone really want this film?
Sources: ew.com, screenrant.com, moviepilot.com
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