The Batman trilogy has taught us a number of valuable lessons, one namely that some trilogies can successfully work, with each movie holding its own perfectly. In fact, this same trilogy has taught us that the sequel (I’m talking about The Dark Knight) can surpass it’s predecessor. The Godfather trilogy is another great example of when sequels can be victorious. In fact, I prefer the second movie as well.
Other times, sequels prove to be a HUGE mistake. I am talking catastrophic here. And then I proceed to regret watching the sequel because it ruins the first for me. Anyone feel me here?
Here are 7 movies that sadly don’t make the cut.
Mean Girls 2
Why would you touch a cult classic? WHY? And to continue a sequel without the heavenly writer from the first, Tina Fey? I don’t get it.
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde
I can’t even tell you how many times I watched Legally Blonde. And I thoroughly enjoyed it each and every time I did (hate on me haters). Then came along the second, which was a complete disaster (and I cant even claim to be surprised). It was a mess. I am just thankful that they didn’t do a third one like the ending implied (Reese at the white house? No thanks).
Step Up (What number are we on?)
I don’t even know why they bother, really. It isn’t as if the first was any good to begin with. The only aspect of the movie I enjoyed was Channing Tatum dancing. The movie created a dance fad that doesn’t seem to want to go away, despite how desperately I wish it would.
Bring It On (Again, what number?)
Again, to touch a movie that inspired so many of my high school go to references. What a shame.
Pirates Of The Caribbean (Dead Man’s Chest & At World’s End)
I adored Pirate Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl. You can imagine my excitement when they released a second one with all three of my favorites returning. Then I watched it and regretted it shortly after. Now I hear talks about a fourth one without my beloved Orlando Bloom or Keira Knightley. Just…no.
I really liked Scream. Mattheew Lillard was hilarious in it and I enjoyed Jamie Kennedy’s rant on scary movie tells (because I myself am I scary movie junkie). The second one was watchable but the third was a full on mess. And then they should have learned their lesson.
The worst of them all, Grease 2. It would be an understatement to say I love Grease. I had the movie on videotape and watched it numerous times (obvi) and even bought a Karaoke machine specifically so I can buy the Grease Singalong tape and be Sandy. THEN, they came out with a second one. And of course, especially in comparison to the first one, it was awful. I still adore Michelle Pfeiffer even after the colossus mess.