Thread: Movie Sequels That Are Unnecessary

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    • 3 years 9 months ago
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    Unnecessary sequels are becoming a prevalent thing nowadays as more and more writers are beginning to lose the golden ability to be creative and show imagination. So here is a list I've come up with of sequels that really have no use at all...

    The Whole Nine Yards-Did anyone even like the first movie enough to even care about those characters??? Let alone even remember any of them???

    The Never-Ending Story-Technically if the original is never-ending wouldn't a sequel to it not only be unnecessary but also destroy the reliability of the title.

    The Mask-I still can't believe there is a sequel created for this without Jim Carrey.

    Gremlins-It was good the first time, the second time not so much.

    Caddyshack-Oh remember Caddyshack and all of those famous faces from Saturday Night Live? Well here's the sequel without any of them in it! Hope ya like it!

    Mannequin-Ugh the first one has charm but by the second it's worn out! I'm sorry but William Ragsdale and Kristy Swanson are no Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.

    Here's the Shocker!

    Die Hard-Yeah the sequels are good-it's a great franchise! But they're never gonna be able to top Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber as the villain.
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      A sequel could be perfect for showing imagination which movies like Toy Story 2 or Temple of Doom showed us. It's also the way we perceive the original that deems them unnecessary. Look at the Step-Up movies, 1st on was ok. No need for more, but people seem to like them, they keep making money. People like those stories. I want another National Treasure movie, but people may not agree with that.
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          Quote by Zen
          Gremlins-It was good the first time, the second time not so much.


          Incorrect, my friend. Gremlins was great. Gremlins 2 was absolutely necessary, precisely because it took the first movie as foundation to build this amazing huge tower. The world was expanded. Everything was pushed over the top, and the satiric points strike hard at the period in which it was made. Dante did not even want to make the movie. But after the studio tried to come up with a sequel without him, and failed, they went back to him and pretty much begged. And he agreed, as long as he could have total creative control of the project to do whatever he wanted, and triple the budget. With that he made the best and craziest thing he could and it's really great.

          Other than that I mostly agree with your judgements.

          To some others...first thing that comes to mind is direct-to-DVD Disney sequels. But that's kind of obvious. There's a reason they have no theatrical release.

          The later movies of The Matrix. I can't remember which is which between 2 and 3, but if you cut out the immense amount of crap you could probably have one pretty good sequel to expand and then wrap up the 'Matrix' story.

          The later X-Men movies. I don't have a lot to say about these, because I was in no way even compelled to see them. Truly unnecessary.
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              You want unecessary, try Home Alone 2 i liked it but it felt like a rehash of the previous movie
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                • 2 years 8 months ago
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                Neverending Story 2 (although bad) makes sense if you've read the book, as the first film covers about half of the story and then just wraps it up with a happy ending.

                I love Pixar and the Toy Story trilogy, but the sequels they've been doing seem like cash grabs to me.
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                  Quote by yellow_submarine
                  Neverending Story 2 (although bad) makes sense if you've read the book, as the first film covers about half of the story and then just wraps it up with a happy ending.

                  I love Pixar and the Toy Story trilogy, but the sequels they've been doing seem like cash grabs to me.


                  Toy Story sequels in my point of view were not cash grabs.

                  You want unnessary try Swan Princess Christmas on DVD but i ended up thinking it was good as the first movie although the format was changed to CGI animation
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                    Quote by retroman
                    Quote by yellow_submarine
                    Neverending Story 2 (although bad) makes sense if you've read the book, as the first film covers about half of the story and then just wraps it up with a happy ending.

                    I love Pixar and the Toy Story trilogy, but the sequels they've been doing seem like cash grabs to me.


                    Toy Story sequels in my point of view were not cash grabs.



                    No I love the Toy Story films. I think they're one of the few perfect trilogies in the past 20 years. I meant Cars 2, Monster's University and I read somewhere they're doing Incredibles 2 and Finding Nemo 2.
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                      Quote by yellow_submarine
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                      Quote by yellow_submarine
                      Neverending Story 2 (although bad) makes sense if you've read the book, as the first film covers about half of the story and then just wraps it up with a happy ending.

                      I love Pixar and the Toy Story trilogy, but the sequels they've been doing seem like cash grabs to me.


                      Toy Story sequels in my point of view were not cash grabs.




                      No I love the Toy Story films. I think they're one of the few perfect trilogies in the past 20 years. I meant Cars 2, Monster's University and I read somewhere they're doing Incredibles 2 and Finding Nemo 2.


                      They have to do Incredibles 2 and finding dorey is the name of FN 2. I agree with you on Toy Story 2nd was not great but 1st and 3rd made up for that
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                        The Beastmaster, and the Neverending story (kind of ironic since it's the NEVER ENDING story).
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                          Toy Story sequels in my point of view were not cash grabs.




                          No I love the Toy Story films. I think they're one of the few perfect trilogies in the past 20 years. I meant Cars 2, Monster's University and I read somewhere they're doing Incredibles 2 and Finding Nemo 2.


                          They have to do Incredibles 2 and finding dorey is the name of FN 2. I agree with you on Toy Story 2nd was not great but 1st and 3rd made up for that


                          I think you don't get my point.
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                            No I love the Toy Story films. I think they're one of the few perfect trilogies in the past 20 years. I meant Cars 2, Monster's University and I read somewhere they're doing Incredibles 2 and Finding Nemo 2.


                            They have to do Incredibles 2 and finding dorey is the name of FN 2. I agree with you on Toy Story 2nd was not great but 1st and 3rd made up for that


                            I think you don't get my point.


                            Sorry
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                              The Lost World Jurassic Park 2 was completely unnecessary. It killed the awesomeness of the first movie and led to the disaster that was the third part.
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                                The Lost World Jurassic Park 2 was completely unnecessary. It killed the awesomeness of the first movie and led to the disaster that was the third part.


                                I agree

                                You want another good sequel that destroyed the greatness of a past installment, try Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After did succeed to be good as the original but was weak than Shrek 2
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                                  Predator 2
                                  Predators. I don't know if it was a sequel or not, but it was pretty bad.
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                                    Quote by retroman
                                    Quote by jprc10
                                    The Lost World Jurassic Park 2 was completely unnecessary. It killed the awesomeness of the first movie and led to the disaster that was the third part.


                                    I agree

                                    You want another good sequel that destroyed the greatness of a past installment, try Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After did succeed to be good as the original but was weak than Shrek 2


                                    That's true. To be honest I did not even see Shrek Forever After after watching the third part.
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                                      Quote by jprc10
                                      Quote by retroman
                                      Quote by jprc10
                                      The Lost World Jurassic Park 2 was completely unnecessary. It killed the awesomeness of the first movie and led to the disaster that was the third part.


                                      I agree

                                      You want another good sequel that destroyed the greatness of a past installment, try Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After did succeed to be good as the original but was weak than Shrek 2


                                      That's true. To be honest I did not even see Shrek Forever After after watching the third part.


                                      It's good as the third one but you are going to be disappointed on what they did with Rumpelsiltskin turned him into a short man with a lust for power over Far Far Away
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                                        Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

                                        Without Shredder, it just didn't feel like a sequel.
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