Having little in common with their critically and commercially successful predecessors, some sequels definitely shouldn’t have been made. Since replicating success has never been an easy task, good sequels are very hard to find.
On the other hand, the movie industry is swarming with bad, almost unwatchable sequels that received unfavorable reviews from both the critics and the public. Here is a list of 21 sequels that should have never been made:
1. Grease 2
Grease 2 was an attempt at making a movie that was as good as the timeless hit Grease. Of course it failed spectacularly. In the sequel, an English high school student attempts to become the leader of a girls’ gang. We think that this should be enough to dissuade you from watching the movie.
Surprisingly, the movie gained a cult following. The biggest problem with the second film is that there is no progress from the first one. It is pretty much the exact same movie with a worse cast and average music.
Just about everything that happens in the first movie is revisited in the second one, and there isn’t anything here that you haven’t seen before. Maybe if you see the second Grease before the first one, you might actually like it better than the original. Besides, if you easily fall for nostalgia, you might want to check it out anyway.The movie’s biggest problem is the inferior cast that somehow fails to connect with the audience.
The New York Times said that Grease 2 is, “dizzy and slight, with an even more negligible plot than its predecessor had. This time the story can’t even masquerade as an excuse for stringing the songs together. Songs? What songs? The numbers in Grease 2 are so hopelessly insubstantial that the cast is forced to burst into melody about pastimes like bowling.”