For some reason, Hollywood is obsessed with making movie sequels. It seems like every movie out today has a 2 or 3 after the title. While some sequels do their predecessors justice, many fall short and end up ruining the original. Here are five movie sequels that shouldn’t have been made.
Mean Girls 2
The original Mean Girls is one of the best movies of the 2000s. It has a perfect cast with great comedic timing. However, the story wrapped up perfectly in the first movie. There was absolutely no reason to create a sequel featuring the next generation of The Plastics, especially one that is horribly bad. I’d honestly like to forget this movie ever existed.
I just saw this movie last night. As a huge fan of the original Taken, I had high expectations. Sadly, this sequel didn’t live up to any of them. The dialogue was cheesy, the fight scenes were badly edited, and the plot had a lot of moments that didn’t make sense.
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
It’s hard not to like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. She’s smart, funny, kind, and proved that you can do anything you set your mind to. I liked the ending of the original movie and think that the awful sequel should have never been made. In Legally Blonde 2, Elle goes to Washington to find her dog Bruiser’s mother. Instead of the charm she had in the original movie, she comes off as annoying in the sequel. Plus, the storyline is super cheesy. Let’s just say I wish I never saw this.
Everyone fell in love with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as Danny and Sandy in the original Grease. It was a perfect love story. When Grease 2 tried to replicate that love story with different characters, it just wasn’t the same. The characters didn’t have the same chemistry as Travolta and Newton-John. I wish they would have just left the original alone.
The Ring 2
I remember watching The Ring with my friends and being legitimately scared. The storyline was well-thought-out and I thought about it for weeks afterward. I think the story should have stopped with one film. The Ring 2 tries to continue the same story but falls short. The movie relies on pointless scare tactics used in so many movies and fails to recapture the success of its predecessor.
What sequels do you think should have never been made? Tell me in the comments below!