The 6 worst movie sequels ever made

Jenny Glasscock, Features Editor

It seems like the best movies always get the worst sequels. When blockbuster hits are made, people try to earn a few extra bucks by making a cheap sequel based off the successful movie. Often these movies are train wrecks in comparison to the original film. Some are so bad and unnecessary that they’re released straight to DVD or TV without many people even hearing about them. Here is a list of the top 10 worst sequels ever made, in no particular order.

  1. 1.       Grease 2 (1982). Made four years after the original, Grease 2 is composed of an almost entirely different cast. This movie is an embarrassment to Grease lovers. The music hardly fits the time period the movie is supposed to be set in, the script doesn’t have the same soul as the original, and the actors don’t have the same ability its predecessor was known for.
  2. 2.       Son of the Mask (2005). The producers made a huge mistake in not involving Jim Carrey from the original The Mask movie in this project. Son of the Mask is cringe-worthy humorless, not even appropriate for children in some parts, and painful to sit through for anyone.
  3. 3.       Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000). This awful sequel completely missed the point of what made the original The Blair Witch Project successful. Unlike the original, the first person shaky camera tactic is not used, making it feel like any other cookie cutter B-rated horror movie.
  4. The Ring Two (2005). The original The Ring movie was frightening in that you didn’t really know what to expect. The Ring Two should not have been made. You already know what’s going to happen in this movie. Although there are some scares, there aren’t any major redeeming qualities that make this title good.
  5. 5.       Home Alone 3 (1997). What’s a Home Alone movie without Macaulay Culkin? This movie feels bland and overdone. Simply put, it’s a disappointment. The script, acting and plot are all dull and eye-roll worthy.
  6. 6.       Sandlot 2 (2005). Released directly onto DVD 12 years after the original, The Sandlot 2 is a film that almost no one wanted to be made. The lovable characters from its predecessor are all gone, replaced by characters that painfully try to mimic the originals but to no avail.

These movies serve no purpose to the overall plot of the original titles. Making them has milked their original titles for money, but the product that was delivered was anything but quality.