When a movie hits the theatres it left the audience wonders that does it will have a sequel. In general, it is assumed that the sequel is going to bad from the original. This theory is proven wrong many times like The Dark Knight and The Godfather 2. In contrast, the movie sequels are bad or good one thing is common, it is going to break the box office records of the original movie. The characters already have an established story which makes it more exciting.
When sequel hits the theatres it is good for the studio and the audience who get to see the extended story of the films. However, all the movie sequels are not great in the box office and audience reviews. Some sequels destroy the whole franchise. Some sequels serve a reminder that the audience does not like second, third installments every time, and some movies are best if the studios leave them, and sequels should never be made. So, we listed down the list of the Worst Movie Sequels Ever Made.
From Speed: Cruise Control to Jaws 3D we have listed every movie that ruined the franchise. We are featuring films that left the audience wishing that these sequels had never been made.
10.The Next Karate kid (1994)
Since 1984, The Karate kid is an inspiration to every kid. Small kid fights to stand up to bullies using martial arts made a great impact on kids. The action sequences, writing, storyline, acting performances made this a great blockbuster movie. We all know, if the movie is a blockbuster, the sequel is very definitely gonna happen. Sometimes it’s good but mostly it phases out to get the real essence of the original. Similar things happened to this franchise, as we recall many Karate kid films released but we are picking out the worst, it is The Next Karate kid. The reboot is not very well appreciated by the critics and audience too. The story follows Pat Morita in the role of Mr. Miyagi, who helps new student Hilary Swank to get through anger issues after her parent’s deaths.
Star Cast: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank
9.The Matrix Reloaded/ The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The Matrix was one of the extraordinary movies in film history. It raised one the question of what is real and what if we are trapped inside a simulated reality? The story follows the dystopian future where machines use the human body as an energy source. The first installment in the Matrix franchise was exceptional and made a sh*t load of money for the producers. We are not saying that The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions are the worst movies to watch. The director changed the whole movie and chooses to put most of the scenes outside the Matrix. It still the best movie with philosophical questions are we living in the Matrix? To get answers to these questions just go and watch the movie.
Star Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne
8.Rocky 5 (1990)
American boxing movie that made Sylvester Stallone the star he is now. Started in 1976, this series is still rocking in 2020. But with a certain change, Michael B. Jordan is now the center of the series and our beloved Rocky Balboa is the mentor. The series is been great but Every series have one drawback, in this, it is Rocky 5. After the enormous success of the first four movies, the fifth installment failed to impress the audience and critics. If you are a Boxing fan you should watch it, one condition you only watch for action sequences. The storyline is not great and supporting characters performance are not worth watching. Sylvester Stallone’s performance as Rocky Balboa is extraordinary.
Star Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire
7.Alien 3 (1992)
Aliens by James Cameron was exceptional but sadly we cannot say that about Alien 3. After the huge success of Aliens at the box-office, this usually means a sequel is gonna happen. Since the director is changed, it’s either gonna be great or bad. This time it is worst, the reason behind this is that the director tried to do something completely different from its prior films. The dark atmosphere in the movie takes out the chills along with bad cinematography. This is probably the worst movie in the Alien franchise.
Star Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton
6.A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Bruce Willis’s dashing personality, bold voice made the audience fall for him. His first movie made him a heartthrob of every girl in the West Village. A cop destined to fight evil and protecting his loved ones always loved by the audience And punch dialogues like Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with smaller feet than my sister” is what made it a great movie. This time the magic didn’t happen, maybe the audience got tired of watching Bruce Willis, or they want a young cop to join die-hard. The storyline, writing, action scenes are all messed up. There is not one reason to watch this movie sequel.
Star Cast: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney
5.Terminator Genisys (2015)
Sequel to one of the greatest science fiction movies ever created starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Terminator Genisys is the fifth installment of the Terminator series. James Cameron’s creation takes sci-fi movies to a whole new level. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a cyborg sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor. The series has been long stretched from 1984 to the latest movie Dark fate in 2019. The movie is considered as the worst in our list, due to the bad storyline and cinematography. Movie with that budget should have great action sequences, locations but somehow it is missing all of them. This is the worst movie in the entire series of the Terminator.
Star Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke
4.X Men: Apocalypse (2016)
From the first movie release in 2000, the x men are quite popular and with success, the sequels are made. X Men: Apocalypse is the night installment in the x men franchise. With this many movies, one should slip out the track and be the worst. The worst thing about the movie is its storyline. As all the x men movies focus on newly mutated good and bad beings. This shows a god or ancient mutant revived to create chaos in the world. The actor performance is not that great and CGI effects are all messed up. From the big-budget movies, we at least expect good action sequences and great CGI effects. Bad Cinematography makes this movie a worst in the X Men sequels.
Star Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
3.Transformers: The Last Knight (2016)
Michael Bay creation Transformers has been rocking since the first movie came in 2008. The movie franchise made billions in box office but now the fame of the movie is fading away. The storyline, writing is not good in recent movies. As the CGI effects are getting better day by day, the story is messed up. The first three installments were pretty good but the audience didn’t like the fourth installment. It’s likely because the story is getting stretched and the character’s performance is not worth waiting. It was fun watching cars turn into super bots but now the idea is old, the creators of the transformer didn’t get that. Thus it made on our list for the worst sequels in the movie franchise.
Star Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins
2.Speed: Cruise Control
The original speed was an action movie with an interesting plot if the bus drops speed below 50 miles per hour then it will explode. On the other hand, the second Installment speed 2 Cruise control lands on a different premise with a ship. Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock career got the boost, but Reeves turned down the sequel. This led to Jason Patric pairing with Sandra Bullock. The movie was a disaster with a bad story and disaster performance by the actors. It managed to get the Golden Raspberry Award in the “Worst Remake or Sequel” movie category that year.
Star Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric
1.Jaws 3-D (1983)
The reboot is a disaster and over 30 years later, it still tops the list for the worst movie sequels ever made. It is the third installment in the Jaws franchise. The movie is a symbol to all the studios, when you don’t have a story don’t make a movie. The directors should have stopped at two. The movie was made in 3-D in the 80s, which gave it a boost in the theatres. The first and second installment was great with a great story but in third, it is a mess. The story follows Brody’s children facing danger from the shark in the park. The film got lots of criticism and with this, the movie franchise is doomed.
Star Cast: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong