Movie sequels are frequently unnecessary. Motivated more by fiscal concerns than by the dictates of the plot, studios have pushed all sorts of unlikely, ill-advised, and outright weird sequels into production over the years. (And sometimes, someone has the good - or bad - sense to ensure that some of the weirdest sequel ideas don't get made.)
Most of the time, these are simply tired retreads of the films that came before, but every now and then, filmmakers take the opportunity to do something so bold, so ambitious, so out-of-left-field, or just so bad that the sequel transcends its limitations to become something else entirely. This isn't always a good thing, though sometimes it leads to a classic. James Cameron's 1986 follow-up to Ridley Scott's Alien switched gears pretty heavily from its predecessor and made a film that many consider superior, as just one example.
These are some of the weirdest, wildest, most WTF movie sequels ever made - flicks that took a hard left turn from their source material and did something very different. Sometimes to their great credit. Other times... less so.
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