Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Movies that should have never had a sequel?

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Movies that should have never had a sequel?

Old 07-13-07, 09:15 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
Thread Starter
 
mickey65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,215
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Movies that should have never had a sequel?

I can think of a few off of the top of my head:

* The Matrix

(it was best left off with just the first one - it just got more ridiculous as it went along, altho there were a COUPLE of good scenes - like the car chase on the freeway from one of them)

* The Highlander

(I painfully sat thru only 25 minutes of the 2nd one - and WTF? They are Aliens?! The first one wrapped it all up neatly for me)

* Back to the Future

( It just got more lame as it went along - especially to the Wild West stuff in the 3rd one)

Feel free to add your own here...
Old 07-13-07, 09:18 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: LI.NY
Posts: 697
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I highly agree with you on The Matrix. Also add Scary Movie 2, SM2 wasn't fantastic to begin with, especially since the first one was hilarious, but the ones to follow were just god-awful.
Old 07-13-07, 09:26 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
The Monkees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,987
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Blues Brothers 2000, probably one of the worst sequels of all time. I mean the story had NO plot! John Belushi was probably spinning in his grave.

How about any 80s horror film?
Old 07-13-07, 09:44 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
TheMovieman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 12,520
Received 88 Likes on 74 Posts
This probably belongs in the Movie section, but I'd say Fantastic Four.
Old 07-13-07, 09:47 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
wd40cloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Wareham, MA
Posts: 536
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Eddie and the Cruisers, Smokey and the Bandit, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Bad Boys, and Caddyshack just to name a few.
Old 07-13-07, 10:00 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lower Beaver, Iowa
Posts: 10,521
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Aliens.
Old 07-13-07, 10:12 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Sonny Corinthos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Port Charles, NY.
Posts: 6,787
Received 111 Likes on 83 Posts
Jaws 3 and 4.
Old 07-13-07, 10:15 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Traverse City, MI
Posts: 3,954
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by TheMovieman
This probably belongs in the Movie section, but I'd say Fantastic Four.

yeah but the sequel, Rise of the Silver Surfer is a pretty good flick.


Most horror Flicks dont need sequels.
Old 07-13-07, 10:25 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 589
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by The Monkees
Blues Brothers 2000, probably one of the worst sequels of all time. I mean the story had NO plot! John Belushi was probably spinning in his grave.

How about any 80s horror film?
I'm surprised you'd say that. Only because you own many of the keystone 80's horror sequels.

I'm not disagreeing with you fully however. You are right -- probably about 70% of the time imo.
Old 07-13-07, 10:26 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
B5Erik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,686
Received 133 Likes on 108 Posts
Highlander The story is over - handled nicely. The only way to have a sequel is to go back in time or completely change the premise. The lesser of those two evils would be to go back in time and tell another story about the Highlander. Oops. They went the wrong way - with EVERY sequel! The sequels are all crap, with the 3rd being the least crappy, but still crap compared to the first movie.

Back to the Future? The sequels are great, ESPECIALLY the 3rd! I'm glad they did 2 & 3!

The Matrix? It needed concluding - but the sequels were (IMO) complete and utter crap and screwed up the story.
Old 07-13-07, 10:28 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 589
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I agree with The Matrix. I actually forgot about them till it was brought up. That's not good.

Here's a cliche, but a goodie: Basic Instinct.
Old 07-13-07, 10:31 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Brent L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Upstate, SC
Posts: 13,617
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Sting --- The Sting II

Chinatown --- The Two Jakes
Old 07-13-07, 10:36 PM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 589
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by Brent L
The Sting --- The Sting II

Chinatown --- The Two Jakes
Until you just said that (and checking the IMDB description), I never even knew Chinatown had a sequel. Seriously.
Old 07-13-07, 10:38 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Brent L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Upstate, SC
Posts: 13,617
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts


I didn't know about it either until a few years ago.

Caddyshack --- Caddyshack 2

The Jerk --- The Jerk Too

Men in Black --- Men in Black II

Last edited by Brent L; 07-13-07 at 10:42 PM.
Old 07-13-07, 10:49 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: West Richland,WA
Posts: 1,497
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Friday The 13TH--------I mean did we need another Halloween knock-off!
Old 07-13-07, 10:55 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 31,906
Received 276 Likes on 198 Posts
Starship Troopers II
Hollowman II
Crow: City of Angels
Crow: Salvation
Meatballs 2, 3, 4
Revenge of the Nerds: Nerds in Paradise
Old 07-13-07, 11:43 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 589
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by cranberries fan
Friday The 13TH--------I mean did we need another Halloween knock-off!
That's not a sequel. You have to save that for the inevitable knockoff thread.

Also, I believe that's the very first film that knocked off Halloween. So it wouldn't be another... It would be the first one. It was shot in '79 and takes place in 1979, so it's technically a 70's film, just released in 1980.

It was made due to Halloween's success (the director has said as much), but the stories aren't really similar at all. Mrs. Voorhees isn't really a Michael Myers clone.

I'd say it knocked off bits from "Alice Sweet Alice," (the nutty old woman running around who likes knives and bricks) "Twitch of the Death Nerve," (the kill style, though that was more evident in Friday 2), and "Psycho" (The mother/son storyline and vicious mother). With shades of "Halloween."

There wouldn't be a Myers clone until "Friday the 13th: Part 3" which has Jason stalking characters throughout the day and watching them from the barn. "Friday the 13th 2's" Jason (potato sack man) was a knock-off of the killer from "The Town That Dreaded Sundown."

"He Knows You're Alone" was the closest Halloween knock off there was, imo. Similar shots of the stalker, the killer following the lead around town in broad daylight, and even the music was similar.

Halloween itself homaged "Psycho," "Black Chrismas," and films across seas. Just because it was the first slasher that made money in the USA doesn't mean it was the first slasher made.

Last edited by AllHallowsEve; 07-13-07 at 11:51 PM.
Old 07-13-07, 11:48 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
mwbmis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 6,562
Received 88 Likes on 75 Posts
When I saw the title the first movie that popped in my head was Speed.
Old 07-13-07, 11:57 PM
  #19  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,603
Received 14 Likes on 10 Posts
Silent Night Deadly Night 2 - if you saw it you'd now why I mentioned it.
Old 07-13-07, 11:59 PM
  #20  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,603
Received 14 Likes on 10 Posts
Originally Posted by AllHallowsEve
That's not a sequel. You have to save that for the inevitable knockoff thread.

Also, I believe that's the very first film that knocked off Halloween. So it wouldn't be another... It would be the first one. It was shot in '79 and takes place in 1979, so it's technically a 70's film, just released in 1980.

It was made due to Halloween's success (the director has said as much), but the stories aren't really similar at all. Mrs. Voorhees isn't really a Michael Myers clone.

I'd say it knocked off bits from "Alice Sweet Alice," (the nutty old woman running around who likes knives and bricks) "Twitch of the Death Nerve," (the kill style, though that was more evident in Friday 2), and "Psycho" (The mother/son storyline and vicious mother). With shades of "Halloween."

There wouldn't be a Myers clone until "Friday the 13th: Part 3" which has Jason stalking characters throughout the day and watching them from the barn. "Friday the 13th 2's" Jason (potato sack man) was a knock-off of the killer from "The Town That Dreaded Sundown."

"He Knows You're Alone" was the closest Halloween knock off there was, imo. Similar shots of the stalker, the killer following the lead around town in broad daylight, and even the music was similar.

Halloween itself homaged "Psycho," "Black Chrismas," and films across seas. Just because it was the first slasher that made money in the USA doesn't mean it was the first slasher made.
and the shish kabobbing of the lovers was a rip off of a very similar scene from 'Bay of Blood' (aka Twitch of the Death Nerve)
Old 07-14-07, 12:00 AM
  #21  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 599
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
Aliens.
Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

I absolutely hated Alien 3. Alien 3 never really tried to be an action movie like Aliens, I think it tried to be more of a suspense thriller like the original Alien. Too bad it didn't employ any techniques (sound, lighting, and camera techniques) that made the first one great. The suspense wasn't there, the mystery and intrigue of the first one wasn't there, the story was just recycled from the first two movies...yaknow the usual fighting among her male colleagues and the occasional guy that backstabs everybody in an effort to save the Alien in the name of science, and
Spoiler:
Alien 3 gave Aliens the ultimate slap in the face by giving the characters that Ripley worked *so hard* to save in the prior movie opening-credits off-screen deaths. UGH!


Aliens may have recycled some of the plot of the first movie also, but it was a damn good action movie, and it added a lot to the plot that I *really* liked (added depth and backstory to Ripley's character through Newt, and Bishop plays an interesting contrast to his "counter-part" in the first movie and adds a layer of Blade Runner-esque depth to the plot).

Last edited by wilky61; 07-14-07 at 12:04 AM.
Old 07-14-07, 12:01 AM
  #22  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,603
Received 14 Likes on 10 Posts
also 1985's 'Hills Have Eyes II'
Old 07-14-07, 12:02 AM
  #23  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,603
Received 14 Likes on 10 Posts
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning - that was just silly. flying fish, literally.
Old 07-14-07, 12:45 AM
  #24  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Rampaging across DVDTalk.
Posts: 4,046
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by Giles
Silent Night Deadly Night 2 - if you saw it you'd now why I mentioned it.
God, don't remind me. It should be renamed Silent Night, Deadly Night 1.1.
Old 07-14-07, 01:19 AM
  #25  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: CALI!
Posts: 6,972
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cum Drippers.

The first one is good enough.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.