The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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The worst movie sequels from throughout film history. These are the follow-up films in a franchise or reboots that brought the most disgrace to a once-beloved properly, and most completely abandoned the elements that had made the first film popular. In many cases, these terrible sequels even abandoned core concepts, characters and ideas that had made the initial films successful - as when the Joel Schumacher Batman series ditched Tim Burton's dark, gloomy sensibility for candy-colored cartoon theatrics, or the "Jaws" series left realism behind and became a flat-out shark horror series.

Follow-up films have always been a huge temptation for movies executives and studios. Name recognition and positive sentiment towards the first movie means a better chance that a sequel will fare better at the box office than a random, unknown title. Additionally, contracts are often signed before an initial movie is made locking in talent for a second, and even third, entry in a potential franchise, meaning there is less up-front dealmaking and casting to be done before production can begin.

In the case of franchises that are essentially 'locked in place' prior to the release of the first movie, like the "Harry Potter" and "Hunger Games" series, these pre-negotiations can be even more all-encompassing. Often, sequel films are shot simultaneously with the original film, or immediately after production has ceased on Part 1. Richard Donner and producer Ilya Salkind famously attempted to shoot "Superman 1" and "Superman 2" at the same time before the idea was abandoned. The concept was again taken up by Peter Jackson when he made the entire "Lord of the Rings" trilogy of films at once.
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman

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    Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins, Ben Stein

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    Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

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    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Jim Broadbent

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    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid

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    James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow

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    Sandra Bullock, Willem Dafoe, Tim Conway

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    Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

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    Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel

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    Brooke Burns, Bruce Davison, Dylan Vox

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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf

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    Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

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    Home Alone 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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    Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith, Marian Seldes

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    Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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    Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jeffrey Donovan

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    Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson

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    Sharon Stone, Charlotte Rampling, Hugh Dancy

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    Superman III is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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    Adam Sandler, Kelly Brook, Rob Schneider

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    Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker

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    Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore

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    Troll 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Jason F. Wright, Darren Ewing, Michael Stephenson

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    Big Momma's House 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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    Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Lawrence

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    Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Lindy Booth

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    Poltergeist III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Lara Flynn Boyle, Heather O'Rourke, Nancy Allen

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    Paul Rudd, Donald Pleasence, Mitchell Ryan

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    Star Trek V: The Final Frontie... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda

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    Tippi Hedren, James Naughton, Jan RubeŇ°

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    Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Mason Adams

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    Highlander II: The Quickening is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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    Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside

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    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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    Crocodile Dundee in Los Angele... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Mike Tyson, Paul Hogan, Jonathan Banks

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    Christopher Lee, Claire Forlani, Ron Perlman

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    Rocky V is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Dolph Lundren

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    Kristen Stewart, Rosie O'Donnell, Joan Collins

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    John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Janet Jones

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    Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Wanda Sykes

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    Mannequin Two: On the Move is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Kristy Swanson, Meshach Taylor, William Ragsdale

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    Poltergeist II: The Other Side is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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    The Next Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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    Hilary Swank, Pat Morita, Walton Goggins

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    Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci

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    Meg Ryan, Lori Loughlin, Tess Harper

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: T... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Wally George

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    Jurassic Park III is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Laura Dern

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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley, Kinky Friedman

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    A Good Day to Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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    Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna

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    Andrew McCarthy, Barry Bostwick, Gary Dourdan

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    Cars 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time


    Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave

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