Phone Topic Tuesday: What Is The Worst Movie Sequel Ever?
No one ever sets out to make a bad movie. But it happens. A lot. Especially when there’s a 2, a III, or an Electric Boogaloo in the title. Hollywood’s mania for sequels is a relatively new development. Sure, there was a string of Thin Man comedies back in the ’30 and ’40s — not to mention the ongoing B-movie shenanigans of Charlie Chan, Abbott and Costello, and Dracula, Blacula, and Scott Bakula. But never has the impulse to wring more something out of nothing been so craven and commonplace as it is right now.
Stars generally skip the inevitably cruddy sequels. And when they do crawl back for sloppy seconds, their heart never seems to be in it. That’s because sequels, as a general rule, blow. 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. Hence our “Phone Topic Tuesday” subject of the Worst Sequels Ever Made. But before we kick off the countdown of caca, a quick word on our criteria. First, we looked at how steep a sequel’s drop-off in quality was from the original. Then we weighed how utterly unnecessary the sequel was. You’re probably thinking, ”Yeah, but some sequels are so bad they’re good!” Those aren’t on this list. These movies are so absolutely bad their badness can be measured only in Kelvin degrees. Here’s a few of my own picks…and today on “Phone Topic Tuesday” I invite you to call in with yours! 1-888-900-WGBF
The Next Karate Kid, Teen Wolf Too, The Birds 2, Miss Congeniality 2, Eddie & the Cruisers 2, Troll 2, Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2, Halloween 3, War of the Colossal Beast, Trial of Billy Jack, Book of Shadows, Beware The Blob, Airport 1975, Exorcist 2, the 2007 double feature of Are We Done Yet and Daddy Day Camp! Also, how about Highlander 2: The Quickening, Robocop 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Curse of Black Pearl. We can’t forget Terminator 3:and Alien 3. Whew…I think I’m done for now!: