Author Topic: Worst sequels  (Read 4725 times)

Flying_Monkey

Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2010, 09:37:34 pm »
The Exorcist 2

The power of Christ compels you not to watch it

The Exorcist 3, on the other hand, is really rather good.

And I prefer Alien 3 to Aliens. It has more of the claustrophic atmosphere of Alien. Aliens is great shoot-em-up (as someone said), but it isn't much more than that.

Redlight

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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2010, 10:20:28 pm »


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MywWolXGIx8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/MywWolXGIx8&rel=1</a> has already been made and, in my opinion, is a great tribute (Oasis never denied they were heavily influenced by the Beatles.  There are some great deliberate "Homages" in there.

I'll confess that I'd never seen that Oasis video - I didn't have a television when they came along so only ever heard them on the radio. It's a good "tribute" but, to my mind (and I know lots of people rate them so please don't give me a hard time) a bit like watching a bunch of kids playing football in the park wearing Liverpool strips.
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citoyen

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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2010, 10:41:51 pm »
James Bond - it's been downhill all the way since Dr No.


All of those Toy Story / Ice Age / Madagascar, etc franchises

This is an outrage! How dare you even mention Toy Story 1 or 2 in the same breath as those other insults to celluloid? Besides, surely the OP's question presupposes that the original was at least worth watching, which rules out Madagascar and Ice Age, since both were crap the first time around.

Both Toy Story movies are bona fide classics, though I must say I'm rather nervous about the prospects for Toy Story 3. This is going to have to be pretty darn special to justify its existence. Why can't the money-grabbing bastards leave well alone?  >:(

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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2010, 11:01:21 pm »
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams. Not a sequel so much as a quintuple, but he still shouldn't have bothered. Stavro Mueller my arse.
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Redlight

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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2010, 11:08:19 pm »
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams. Not a sequel so much as a quintuple, but he still shouldn't have bothered. Stavro Mueller my arse.

+1 - although he did take the p out of Cricket which earns him lost of brownie points. I've always suspected that the fact that of the British peoples only the English care about cricket proves the innate superiority of the Celts  ;)
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2010, 01:55:12 am »
Lord of the Rings.

not a patch on The Hobbit.
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2010, 04:13:27 am »
A prequel - "Zulu Dawn"
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2010, 06:28:45 am »
Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom.  Once memorably described as "the crap middle one" (when it was still a trilogy).
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2010, 07:51:20 am »
Depends what your criteria are - Harrison Ford looks his best ever there, and he takes his shirt off, so as far as I'm concerned, it's the best one.  ;D
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2010, 07:55:33 am »
Terminator 2 Judgement Day :  also Blair Witch 2   both utter teen tosh

as for T3 I got about 10 mins into it before hitting the stop button

Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2010, 08:44:28 am »
It's not the second one in a franchise but often the third which goes too far - Shrek 2 and X-Men 2 are great, but Shrek 3 and X-Men 3 were *dire*!
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2010, 10:26:02 am »
It's not the second one in a franchise but often the third which goes too far - Shrek 2 and X-Men 2 are great, but Shrek 3 and X-Men 3 were *dire*!

...and not forgetting The Godfather 3.

Which is exactly why I'm so concerned about Toy Story 3.

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clarion

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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2010, 11:03:18 am »
I hope they don't do any sequels or prequels to Star Wars.
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2010, 11:06:18 am »
Yellow Fu**ckin Submarine 2 - featuring songs by Oasis
My mind rambled from there and came to this:
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2010, 11:51:39 am »
On the subject of H2G2 I got the distinct impression from 'Mostly Harmless' that Douglas Adams had had enough - or maybe another deadline was whistling past - and wanted to be shot of the whole thing. I think it's the only book that actually had a conclusion . . .

Just sayin'

BTW

Jaws 2 & 3 were absolutely DIRE IMHO

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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2010, 12:30:10 pm »
I'd like to remind the honourable posters that there were no sequels to Highlander. 
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2010, 12:50:07 pm »
There can be...Only One.
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2010, 01:44:22 pm »
Speed 2 :sick:
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2010, 02:03:15 pm »
YACF not a patch on ACF  :demon:

citoyen

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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2010, 02:03:27 pm »
Ocean's 12 & 13

Teen Wolf Too (yes, the original was quite good)

Be Cool (dire sequel to the brilliant Get Shorty)

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CommuteTooFar

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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2010, 02:19:17 pm »
Chopin wrote a series of Polonaise throughout his life.  In general they get better as he learned his craft. Culminating in Polonaise A Flat Major Op 53 one of the greatest piano pieces ever written.  If you are of a more lyrical turn of mind you might argue Fantasie in F Minor Op 49 to be one of the best ever piano pieces.  
So a great deal might be expected of Polonaise-Fantasie A flat Op 61. Not what we wanted at all.

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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2010, 02:22:39 pm »
Chopin wrote a series of Polonaise throughout his life.  In general they get better as he learned his craft. Culminating in Polonaise A Flat Major Op 53 one of the greatest piano pieces ever written.  If you are of a more lyrical turn of mind you might argue Fantasie in F Minor Op 49 to be one of the best ever piano pieces. 
So a great deal might be expected of Polonaise-Fantasie A flat Op 61. Not want we wanted at all.


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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2010, 02:27:47 pm »
It's not the second one in a franchise but often the third which goes too far - Shrek 2 and X-Men 2 are great, but Shrek 3 and X-Men 3 were *dire*!

...and not forgetting The Godfather 3.

Which is exactly why I'm so concerned about Toy Story 3.


Titus Alone is unreadable after Titus Groan and Gormenghast. One of those where the lead actor drops out and they're left trying to struggle home with the supporting cast---though the lead character here is the castle. They said on the radio last week that there's a fourth one, recently discovered, written entirely by Maeve Peake from Mervyn's sketch: I rather dread looking at it.

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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2010, 02:32:05 pm »
Pyscho sequels, or prequels

Friday the 13th onwards, althought the first wasn't great in the first place.
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Re: Worst sequels
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2010, 02:37:12 pm »
Despite the presence of eastern European corruption - a hobby horse of mine - Three Colours White cannot hold a torch to Blue or Red in impact. Don't get me wrong, it's good cinema, but the other two are masterpieces, and even Julie Delpy cannot raise it to anywhere near their heights.
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