I realized I don’t do enough lists. People love lists. They’re easy to get the main points to, they open themselves up to debate of what’s there and what’s not and they pack in a bunch of info in one compact package.
Something recently prompted the idea of writing up my own ‘Top Ten Worst Sequels Of All Time’. But instead of writing them down, I figure this could make for an amusing video project. It could be a bit more entertaining to illustrate the awfulness I’m talking about. Plus, it would be a change of pace and something different than me talking about James Bond, superheroes and remakes.
I established some criteria for this list of terrible sequels. If every and all sequel qualified for this list then there would be countless candidates fighting for a slot and soon this Top Ten could become The Top Fifty or Top One Hundred. There are just so many notable flicks to be included in a stinky sequel list.
So the rules are pretty simple, essentially these sequels have to be a direct followup to the original – in other words it has to be a ‘number two’ film. It also has to be the final film in this series. No ‘number three’ sequels were spawned from it. These ‘franchises’ never reached to becoming a trilogy and beyond. The films must only consist of an original film and it’s lackluster sequel. The torture stopped at the number two.
With those rules in place there’s actually plenty of candidates for a Top Ten Worst Sequels Of All Time List. This is not exactly a definitive list and is more like Ten Sequels I Just Did Not Like, but that’s not as catchy a title for this project.