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Old 04-18-17, 03:48 PM
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Movies that are a sequel in name only?

What movies are technically a sequel to another movie, but really have little in common with the previous movie, aside from the title itself?
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Halloween 3.
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At this point the Fast and Furious movies have zero to do with the original which was a movie about illegal street racing among young Los Angeles teens.
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House II: The Second Story
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SPL 2 or Kill Zone 2




The original starred Sammo Hung and Donnie Yen. The sequel with Tony Jaa was in name only.


More off the top of my head:

Time Cop 2

Hard Target 2

SWAT 2: Firefight

The Butterfly Effect 2 and 3

House 3: The Horror Show

Jarhead 2 and 3

Delta Force 3

New Police Story and Police Story: Lockdown -- Both starred Jackie Chan, but neither had anything to do with the previous films. Jackie played 2 different characters.
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The Marine has 4 sequels or something. Not sure if that counts...
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American Psycho 2 with Mila Kunis.
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Re: Movies that are a sequel in name only?

Originally Posted by Mabuse
At this point the Fast and Furious movies have zero to do with the original which was a movie about illegal street racing among young Los Angeles teens.
So a 28 year old Paul Walker and 34 year old Vin Diesel back in 2001 is still considered "Teens"
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To think that F&F started with illegal street racing and stealing trucks of DVD players.
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
The Marine has 4 sequels or something. Not sure if that counts...
Though the last three starred "The Miz". I know this because I've reviewed them
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Originally Posted by TheMovieman
Though the last three starred "The Miz". I know this because I've reviewed them
What kind of name is "The Miz" for a wrestler? Sounds more like a muppet's name.

Speaking of action/war films, weren't there 2 or 3 "sequels" to Jarhead?
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Originally Posted by TheMovieman
Though the last three starred "The Miz". I know this because I've reviewed them
Did they really? I had no idea. What's his stage name? To think he proclaimed this on Real World...
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
What kind of name is "The Miz" for a wrestler? Sounds more like a muppet's name.

Speaking of action/war films, weren't there 2 or 3 "sequels" to Jarhead?
Yes.

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Both were straight to video action movies only using the Jarhead name.

I actually liked 3. It was low budget with an unknown lead, but it also had Scott Adkins and Dennis Haysbert. It was basically a low budget version of 13 Hours.
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
Did they really? I had no idea. What's his stage name? To think he proclaimed this on Real World...
I have The Marine 5: Battlefield Blu-ray sitting right here.
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How dissimilar do they need to be? I just no returning cast good enough, or does the premise have to be different too?

The film Takedown was known as Hackers 2 in some markets.

WarGames: The Dead Code

The Cutting Edge has 3 sequels, each more tenuously connected to the series than the last.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cutting_Edge#Sequels


I found two lists online that list some good ones, like American Psycho 2
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/sequ...i-film-sequels
http://www.fandango.com/movie-photos...of-sequels-519


Cruel Intentions 2 and 3
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Re: Movies that are a sequel in name only?

Originally Posted by TheMovieman
I have The Marine 5: Battlefield Blu-ray sitting right here.
Was it free?
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
Was it free?
Yes.
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Meatballs 2, 3 and 4 (technically there were callbacks to the first, but 3 especially was a completely different type of movie)

Hardbodies 2, though at least it had two characters from the first (Scotty was played by someone else though.)
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Direct-to-video sequels shouldn't count.
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Re: Movies that are a sequel in name only?

Originally Posted by DJariya
Yes.

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Both were straight to video action movies only using the Jarhead name.

I actually liked 3. It was low budget with an unknown lead, but it also had Scott Adkins and Dennis Haysbert. It was basically a low budget version of 13 Hours.
I thought so. It's ironic that they made action sequels to a movie that's whole point was to show the monotonous and mundane life of a soldier dealing with boredom while waiting for something to happen in a war zone.
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In some places The Vault of Horror was titled Tales From The Crypt II.

I believe Dawn of The Dead was titled Zombie in some places and Zombie was titled Zombie 2

Do The Howling movies have anything to do with each other?

What about Scanners sequels?
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