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Movies that are a sequel in name only?

Old 04-19-17, 07:19 AM
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Old 04-19-17, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
Direct-to-video sequels shouldn't count.
Agreed; most are just made to cash in on the name only.
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Old 04-19-17, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
Agreed; most are just made to cash in on the name only.
As opposed to the theatrical "sequels" mentioned in this thread?
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Old 04-19-17, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
most are just made to cash in on the name only.
Isn't that the whole point of this thread? Why would a sequel be made "in name only" if not to capitalize on the name?
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Old 04-19-17, 08:42 AM
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Xtro 2 & 3 had nothing to do with the original Xtro beyond the basic concept of alien (even though from 2 it was extra-dimensional).
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Old 04-19-17, 09:08 AM
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There's the "American Pie Presents" series of spin-offs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americ...Spin-off_films
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Old 04-19-17, 09:35 AM
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Old 04-19-17, 09:57 AM
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Old 04-19-17, 09:57 AM
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There's the "American Pie Presents" series of spin-offs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americ...Spin-off_films
They did keep continuity with the original American Pie movies with always guest starring Eugene Levy as "Jim's Dad"

So they weren't just in name only.

And I do own and have seen all of them.
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Old 04-19-17, 10:12 AM
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They did keep continuity with the original American Pie movies with always guest starring Eugene Levy as "Jim's Dad"

So they weren't just in name only.
Well, I was going by the OP's definition of "have little in common," which I took to mean it could still have something in common, but not of significance.
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Old 04-19-17, 02:34 PM
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How about Bill Cosby's "Leonard Part 6"?

There were no parts 1-5; the film's title was only one of many failed attempts at comedy.
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Old 04-19-17, 08:09 PM
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The Return of Dr. X (1939)
Son of Dracula (1943)
Return of the Ape Man (1944)
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
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Old 04-20-17, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
They did keep continuity with the original American Pie movies with always guest starring Eugene Levy as "Jim's Dad"

So they weren't just in name only.

And I do own and have seen all of them.
Hell... I'll admit to enjoying some of them for what they are.
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Re: Movies that are a sequel in name only?

In 1988, the movie "Watchers" based on a book by Dean R. Koontz was released.



Fans of the book hated this movie because it deviated so much from the source and not in good ways.

So in 1990, the "sequel" titled "Watchers II" was released, but actually was just a more faithful re-adaptation of the original novel with no connection to the first movie.




(Because this was actually a remake, the only reason I can figure on why they titled it "Watchers II" was due to it coming out only 2 years after the original, so they were probably afraid people would think it was the exact same movie and not go to see it)
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The Horror Show was known as House III in other countries.
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Old 04-21-17, 02:42 PM
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Silent Night Deadly Night Part 4 & 5 had no connection to the previous three films aside from the Holiday theme.

I don't think any of the Howling films after the second one had any story connection to the first.

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Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
That franchise is interesting because 2 has nothing to do with 1, but 3 continues the Mary Lou story from 2. Then 4 is an entirely new idea again. Two connected movies bookended by unrelated stories.
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