What are the worst movie sequels of all time?

154310__speed_l”Sequels, as a general rule, blow,” writes Chris Nashawaty in the new issue of EW. ”But some are so ill-conceived, so cynically calculated, and so aggressively inept that they need to be called out and held accountable in the public square. Or, in this case, Entertainment Weekly.” And that’s exactly what he goes on to do in ”The 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made,” a hilarious piece that includes my new favorite term — je ne sais crap – and skewers my all-time least-favorite sequel, Speed 2: Cruise Control costarring Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric, pictured). It should’ve been Rated P — for puh-leeze!

Anyhow, PopWatchers, check out the full list of 25 offenders and then weigh in with your picks for the all-time worst movie sequels. Does your list match ours? Holla back!

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  • Mike

    So glad that Grease 2 isn’t on the list! I would’ve been fuming!

  • brandonk

    I vote for Batman Forever…I love superhero movies, but I couldn’t get into that. Speed 2 wasn’t horrible, but if you compare it to Speed, it was definitely a poor sequel. I have a feeling that X-Men 3 is going to go on the next “worst sequel” list.

  • Jakeem

    I can’t believe you consider any of those sequels to be worse than “The Exorcist II: The Heretic.” Among its offenses is reducing the great actor James Earl Jones to a co-starring role as a witch doctor who spouts the ridiculous line: “If Pazuzu comes for you, I will spit a leopard.”

  • momo

    i have to say “dumb and dumberer” was one of the worst sequels i’ve seen. i went to see it for $1 and i still left early. yuck.
    as a kid i LOVED “the neverending story” and the sequel was craptastic!
    oooh and what about “the karate kid” parts 3 and the next generation with hilary swank? talk about a franchise taking a huge nosedive into crapdom

  • dmac

    Id Have 2 Say That Dirty Dancing 2 Havana Nights, Leprechaun In Space.

    • terriberry

      What was wrong with dirty dancing havana nights? I have it on dvd. Think its great. Not as good as the original dirty dancing of course, but it still had me up dancing hehe

  • Tim L

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  • Thad

    Grease 2 (even though it has Cool Rider)
    Exorcist 2 or 3
    Charlies Angels 2
    Rambo 3
    Alien 3
    Very Brady Sequel
    Revenge of the Killer Tomatoes
    Halloween (pick one)
    Wait i’ll think of more that were worse than the ones listed

  • Laura

    I just want to say that that article was freakin’ hilarious!! Kudos, Chris Nashworthy, for being able to make hysterical light of totally unwatchable, craptastic movies!
    Though, I must admit that just looking of that picture of John Travolta in “Staying Alive” had me rolling on the floor with laughter…

  • Laura

    Oops! I spelled Chris Nashawaty wrong!! A thousand apologies!! [hides in a corner in shame]

  • Jen

    “Men in Black II” and “Sister Act 2″…and there is a sequel to “The Prince and Me” that just came out too.

    • terriberry

      Oh my god, yes definitely the prince & me sequels- very disappointing. I liked the first one though.

  • Chris McVetta

    THE #1 worst sequel of all time is…
    “Caddyshack 2″
    I’ve only been able to watch it in 10 minute segments, here and there, before switching the channel and screaming: “That’s all I can standz …I can’t standz no more!!”
    Definitely a case where the makers of this ill-advised idea should NOT “be the ball.”
    The id and I – “Welcome to The Bermuda Triangle of journalism!”
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  • Jeff

    What about Bridget Jones 2? Legally Blone and Bridget Jones were both really good chick flicks that even guys can love, and they ruined them with the worst sequels of all-time.

    • terriberry

      I love bridget jones. Love collin firth but not a hugh grant fan, he gets on my nerves. Do you know if they are still going ahead with making a third one? Thought I read somewhere that its been confirmed but haven’t heard anymore about it.

    • terriberry

      Yeah, love bridget jones. Not a hugh grant fan, but love colin firth.

    • terriberry

      Oops, sorry about the repeated message! It wouldn’t come up arrgh.

    • terriberry

      So far two movies a few have mentioned that think is the worst that I think is good. I must have crap taste haha. Oh well, suppose as long as one knows what they do and don’t like thats all that matters lol.

  • Todd

    I was really glad to see crap like “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” on there, because it seems like studios getting REALLY lazy in hatching new ideas. These were just plain bad. The two I would like to add, though, are “Scary Movie 2″ and “Halloween 3.” Did either of these sequels even make sense? I know “Scary Movie” and “Scary Movie 3″ aren’t great (and “Scary Movie 4″ probably won’t be much better — why, Anna Faris, why?), but they’re both stellar compared to that middle piece of crap. What was up with that ghost? What was the point of Chris Elliott’s character? How does David Cross keep getting conned into doing crap? And how come “Halloween3″ didn’t feature Michael Myers? Are we really supposed to be scared of a mask factory? It’s a mask factory, for God’s sake!
    And if we’re going to start adding things like “Prince and Me 2″ to this list, I think we’re going to be going for a while. “Bring it on 2″? “Wild Things 2″? “Cruel Intentions 2″? “Cruel Intentions 3″? “Skulls 2″? I think you see where I’m going with this. I mean, they’re even making a “Cutting Edge 2″! At least Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney were smart enough to stay away from that wreck.

  • Ned

    I have a feeling that when X3 comes out, it will take top honors, but until then, I guess I would have to say Batman And Robin. Another 48 Hours wasn’t very good either.

  • Sergio

    That was such a great and funny article!!! And I gotta say that it must’ve been tough to choose only 25 among so many crappy sequels. What about Superman IV, The Ring 2, Neverending Story 2? Matrix Reloaded wasn’t nearly as good as the original, but you gotta admit that it has one of the coolest car chases scenes ever.

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