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Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby DocEmrick on Thu May 09, 2013 9:47 am

Trying to take my mind off the anxiety of going in to tonight's game... I've started to compile my list of obvious stand-alone movies that should have never had sequels.

1.) The Matrix (1999)

Reasoning: The original Matrix script almost seems like somebody else wrote it and the Wachowski Bros got a hold of it and turned it into a feature film. The second and third films planned congruently offer nothing of substance to expand on the original plot. The story is stupid, and it's all about the action and special effects. The first film is a fantastic stand-alone movie that leaves the viewer to determine how Neo frees others, and fights for humanity.



2.) Terminator (1984)

Reasoning: I know that this will get some flack, but the original Terminator horror/sci-fi mix is one of those "perfect blends," of suspense/thriller and horror. A machine endlessly stalking a young girl for reasons unknown (until Michael Biehn shows up and explains it all). It was original, and it was downright scary. This is my favorite Schwarzaneggar role. Terminator 2 is good, but it's just a cash-in action flick, and nothing else. T3 and TS just expand on the original story, but don't add much for me.


3.) The Godfather (1972) & The Godfather II (1974)

Reasoning: The Godfather saga, obviously, is one of the classic cinema pieces in American film history. Parts I and II give an in-depth look at organized crime, no matter how accurate it may be, and are both excellent pieces of storytelling. Debate on Godfather II being better than the original seems to have quelled, with most "movie pundits" agreeing that the Second film's flashbacks really add to the depth of the storyline. As for the 3rd one, ugh...what a piece. Pure cash-in flick nearly 20 years after the original. Nothing but garbage.


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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby King Sid the Great 87 on Thu May 09, 2013 9:48 am

Major League II - How are you going to have a sequel without the original Willie Mays Hayes?

Hangover II and III
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu May 09, 2013 9:50 am

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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby canaan on Thu May 09, 2013 9:51 am

Tremors
Friday
Speed
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu May 09, 2013 9:52 am

I dont understand. You are saying Godfather Part II should not have been made?
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu May 09, 2013 9:52 am

this is gonna make house party look like house party II
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby DocEmrick on Thu May 09, 2013 9:53 am

I nearly forgot about Tremors II (and it's subsequent direct to DVD releases).

The original Friday is absolutely hilarious, but the follow-up films were horrible.

Speed 2 is an absolute joke
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby eddysnake on Thu May 09, 2013 9:53 am

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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby DocEmrick on Thu May 09, 2013 9:53 am

PensFanInDC wrote:I dont understand. You are saying Godfather Part II should not have been made?


No no, Godfather III
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu May 09, 2013 9:54 am

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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby newarenanow on Thu May 09, 2013 9:54 am

I can't think of any II off the top of my head, but I can think of a few 3's that should have never been made:

Karate Kid 3
Super Man 3 (the original)
Jaws 3
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby eddysnake on Thu May 09, 2013 9:54 am

dumb and dumber
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby DocEmrick on Thu May 09, 2013 9:54 am

King Sid the Great 87 wrote:Major League II - How are you going to have a sequel without the original Willie Mays Hayes?

Hangover II and III


Haha, yeah nearly forgot about Major League II.

Didn't really care for the original Hangover, although it was different from your normal poop humor. Haven't heard much about the 3rd yet.
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby newarenanow on Thu May 09, 2013 9:55 am

Just thought of one:


Ghostbusters 2
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu May 09, 2013 9:55 am

Dumb and Dumber
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby viva la ben on Thu May 09, 2013 9:55 am

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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu May 09, 2013 9:55 am

Caddyshack 2
Scream 2 and beyond
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu May 09, 2013 9:56 am

Scary Movie
Scream
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby DocEmrick on Thu May 09, 2013 9:57 am

lol @ Caddyshack 2

Kinda liked Scream 3, didn't care for 2 or 4.

New Dumb and Dumber has all original cast apparently.
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby newarenanow on Thu May 09, 2013 9:57 am

viva la ben wrote:Breakin'


Ha, I forgot about that movie.
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby tifosi77 on Thu May 09, 2013 9:58 am

Certainly agree with 1 and 3 (altho I remain a supporter of the first Godfather movie being just a tiny tick 'better' than the second, but I regard T2 as every bit as good as the original. And it was an important film in movie history, as it ushered in a new age in the way movies were made.

To the list, I'd add: Jaws, the fourth Indiana Jones movie, Star Wars Eps I-III, Jurassic Park 2 & 3 (altho the third one is actually an enjoyable popcorn film), Blues Brothers, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, M*A*S*H (I'm considering the TV series the sequel.... which was a terrible affront to the film)
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby eddysnake on Thu May 09, 2013 9:58 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:Caddyshack 2


I put this in the same grouping as Teen Wolf Too. May be terrible, but I still like them
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu May 09, 2013 9:58 am

Porky's
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby blackjack68 on Thu May 09, 2013 9:59 am

Yes. Caddyshack 2 was the worst.

end of thread.
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Re: Sequels That Should Have Never Existed

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu May 09, 2013 9:59 am

The Sting (this one really pisses me off)
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