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The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down 

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List Rules Vote up the hyped-up movie sequels that turned out to be huge let-downs.

You waited oh so patiently for your favorite movie's anticipated sequel, but then... Oh god. What a mess. This list of the most disappointing movie sequels ever lets you and other movie fans vote for the Part 2s that Hollywood just absolutely ruined. Can't remember why you were so sad about these sequels? This list has trailers so you can relive the nightmare. Doesn't that sound fun? These sequels are the films that were so, so exciting when you first heard about them ("Yes! Another Anchorman!") but turned out to be a total disappointment.

Whether it's an action movie sequel, a comedy sequel, or a horror film sequel, some of these movies just plain disappointed fans and movie goers, for a variety of reasons. The jokes weren't funny, the stories were played out, or the effects just weren't as cool as the original - in any case these bad movie sequels had you wishing you hadn't paid to see the film on opening night. Many were such a let down, that they considered among the most disappointing movies of all time.

This list features the movie sequels that disappointed audiences the most, including Anchorman 2, Jaws 2, Rocky 3, Tron: Legacy, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Caddyshack II, and Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Upvote the terrible movie sequels that disappointed you the most, or, if the sequels that really let you down and bummed you out aren't listed, add them for other film fans to remember, and regret seeing in theaters.
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The Mask

Actors: Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins, Ben Stein, Kal Penn, Steven Wright, + more

Released: 2005

Directed by: Lawrence Guterman

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Batman Forever

Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Elle Macpherson, + more

Released: 1997

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

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Speed

Actors: Sandra Bullock, Willem Dafoe, Tim Conway, Lois Chiles, Jason Patric, + more

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jan de Bont

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Grease

Actors: Michelle Pfeiffer, Sid Caesar, Connie Stevens, Eve Arden, Christopher McDonald, + more

Released: 1982

Directed by: Patricia Birch

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Actors: Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, John Hurt, Ray Winstone, + more

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Spider-Man 2

Actors: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, + more

Released: 2007

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Caddyshack

Actors: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid, Dyan Cannon, Frank Welker, + more

Released: 1988

Directed by: Allan Arkush

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Grown Ups

Actors: Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Taylor Lautner, + more

Released: 2013

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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The Blues Brothers

Actors: Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, + more

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Landis

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Actors: Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Lynn Whitfield, Judith Barsi, + more

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

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The Blair Witch Project

Actors: Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jeffrey Donovan, Roger Ebert, Andy Richter, + more

Released: 2000

Directed by: Joe Berlinger

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Transformers

Actors: Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, + more

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael Bay

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The Matrix Reloaded

Actors: Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss, + more

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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Bruce Almighty

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart, John Goodman, Catherine Bell, + more

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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Cars

Actors: Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Izzard, Larry the Cable Guy, + more

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brad Lewis, John Lasseter

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Daddy Day Care

Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Tamala Jones, Brian Doyle-Murray, Lochlyn Munro, Richard Gant, + more

Released: 2007

Directed by: Fred Savage

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Released: 2014

Directed by: Marc Webb

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The Exorcist

Actors: James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Joey Lauren Adams, + more

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg

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Released: 2011

Directed by: Melanie Mayron

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Highlander

Actors: Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside, John C. McGinley, Christopher Lambert

Released: 1991

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

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The Hangover

Actors: Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Chung, Paul Giamatti, Zach Galifianakis, + more

Released: 2011

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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Actors: Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett, Jr., Bess Armstrong, + more

Released: 1983

Directed by: Joe Alves

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Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson, Snoop Dogg, Ashley Tisdale, + more

Released: 2013

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

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Baby Geniuses

Actors: Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel, Justin Chatwin, Thomas Kretschmann, + more

Released: 2004

Directed by: Bob Clark

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Teen Wolf

Actors: Jason Bateman, John Astin, Paul Sand, James Hampton, Kim Darby, + more

Released: 1987

Directed by: Christopher Leitch, Rod Daniel

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