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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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Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Batman & Robin Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman

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Son of the Mask is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Son of the Mask Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins, Ben Stein

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Jaws: The Revenge Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

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Superman IV: The Quest for Pea... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Jim Broadbent

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Speed 2: Cruise Control is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Speed 2: Cruise Control Sandra Bullock, Willem Dafoe, Tim Conway

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Caddyshack II Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid

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Exorcist II: The Heretic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Exorcist II: The Heretic James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow

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Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel

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Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

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Titanic II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Titanic II Brooke Burns, Bruce Davison, Dylan Vox

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Home Alone 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Home Alone 3 Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith, Marian Seldes

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Scary Movie 5 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Scary Movie 5 Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jeffrey Donovan

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Spider-Man 3 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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Basic Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Basic Instinct 2 Sharon Stone, Charlotte Rampling, Hugh Dancy

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Sex and the City 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Sex and the City 2 Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker

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Big Momma's House 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Big Momma's House 2 Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Lawrence

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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Adam Sandler, Kelly Brook, Rob Schneider

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Poltergeist III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Poltergeist III Lara Flynn Boyle, Heather O'Rourke, Nancy Allen

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Troll 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Troll 2 Jason F. Wright, Darren Ewing, Michael Stephenson

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Halloween 6 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Halloween 6 Paul Rudd, Donald Pleasence, Mitchell Ryan

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontie... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttl... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore

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Superman III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Superman III Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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Police Academy: Mission to Mos... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Christopher Lee, Claire Forlani, Ron Perlman

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Crocodile Dundee in Los Angele... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Mike Tyson, Paul Hogan, Jonathan Banks

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American Psycho 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
American Psycho 2 Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Lindy Booth

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The Birds II: Land's End is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
The Birds II: Land's End Tippi Hedren, James Naughton, Jan Rubeš

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Omen III: The Final Conflict is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Omen III: The Final Conflict Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Mason Adams

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Mannequin Two: On the Move is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Mannequin Two: On the Move Kristy Swanson, Meshach Taylor, William Ragsdale

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Jason X is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Jason X David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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Staying Alive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Staying Alive John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Janet Jones

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Highlander II: The Quickening is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Highlander II: The Quickening Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside

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The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
The Godfather Part III Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda

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The Flintstones in Viva Rock V... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Kristen Stewart, Rosie O'Donnell, Joan Collins

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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Wanda Sykes

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The Next Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
The Next Karate Kid Hilary Swank, Pat Morita, Walton Goggins

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Weekend at Bernie's II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Weekend at Bernie's II Andrew McCarthy, Barry Bostwick, Gary Dourdan

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Rocky V is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Rocky V Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Dolph Lundren

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Poltergeist II: The Other Side is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Poltergeist II: The Other Side Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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Amityville 3-D is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Amityville 3-D Meg Ryan, Lori Loughlin, Tess Harper

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipw... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris

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Jurassic Park III is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Jurassic Park III Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Laura Dern

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Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Ocean's Twelve Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley, Kinky Friedman

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The Hangover Part III is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
The Hangover Part III Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman

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Cars 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Cars 2 Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave

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AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Req... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem Kristen Hager, Sam Trammell, Reiko Aylesworth