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    Movie Sequels That Should Have Never Happened

    Just something I was thinking about today. I saw The Mask of Zorro in theaters back in 1998 as a kid. It was good then, and I still enjoy seeing it when it's on TV.

    Then in 2005, The Legend of Zorro came out. I knew it would be horrible. I never bothered to try to see it. Then a few days ago I saw the second half of it on TV. It was as bad as I expected it would be. This sequel should have never been made.

    So what movie sequels out there do you guys think should have never been made?

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    I don't know; I rather liked "The Legend of Zorro." But you're right in that it wasn't as good as the original - most sequels fail to live up to the original film.
    As for my pick of sequels that should never have been made?
    Well, right off the bat I have to say: NONE of the sequels to the 1977 Burt Reynolds comedy "Smokey and the Bandit." The funniest parts of those were the outtakes they ran at the end of each film while the credits rolled. Other than those scenes, the movies themselves were L-O-U-S-Y. IMHO, Reynolds and his director pal Hal Needham were just out to make a buck with those. Heck, Reynolds wasn't even in the last film. Jerry Reed ("Snowman" in the first and second films) played the Bandit in that one. Needless to say, it tanked at the box office.
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    A skunk Smiley? You mean a stinkeroo smiley to indicate something that really stinks........Let me see what I can find.

    As to bad sequels, well........The two matrix sequels really did not come off near as well as the original. The Wachowski brothers probably shouldn't have bothered.
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    Every sequel that came after the third in the Land Before Time line-up. Seriously, how many sequels does one movie need??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenmandmz View Post
    Every sequel that came after the third in the Land Before Time line-up. Seriously, how many sequels does one movie need??
    If the reak Mesozoic had proceeded per those sequels, we'd have hadrosaurs running around everywhere today.
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    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier should never have been made. It was because of that one that the "odd movie bad, even movie good" trend was identified. (And The Search for Spock is not bad by any means - it just wasn't as successful at the box office as The Wrath of Khan and The Voyage Home.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyojikasshu View Post
    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier should never have been made. It was because of that one that the "odd movie bad, even movie good" trend was identified. (And The Search for Spock is not bad by any means - it just wasn't as successful at the box office as The Wrath of Khan and The Voyage Home.)
    Right on, brother! This movie deviated so far from "Trek" continuity (due to Shatner's ultra-crappy script) as to not be taken seriously (that is, as "canon") by anybody but the wonks at Paramount. The storyline contradicts important details of Spock's backstory; misrepresents the number of deck levels in the Enterprise's main saucer section; and otherwise has most of Kirk's senior officers acting out of character in order to either move the plot along, or just provide cheap laughs. It also had everybody on the ship - except Capt. Kirk - fall victim to Sybok's telepathic brainwashing techniques. What a load of horse poop!
    Needless to say, it's the only one of the first six films I do not own a copy of on either videocassette or DVD.
    EDIT: And BTW, I also agree with your assessment of The Search for Spock. It was indeed a very good film; one that moved the "Spock's death and resurrection" storyline forward in a plausible manner. Plus, it gave us our first look at the starships Excelsior, and U.S.S. Grissom. I especially liked the Grissom - I wish we could have gotten a closer look at her, or other ships of her class.

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    Ditto on That, TWD. They should have never made ST5.....
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    While I respect differing opinions, I have to voice counteropinion when reading people junking on my favorite movies.

    For a fact, I enjoy all 11 Star Trek movies. Plus, when I was a kid I loved all 3 of the Bandit films.

    One of my fondest memories is going to see Smokey and The Bandit Part 3 with my Dad years ago. My shop teacher was there in the theatre that afternoon too! Everybody laughed and had a hellava good time. Can't get better redneck entertainment then that.

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    I don't know too much about movies, but I watched The Godfather III, and... ummm, I didn't enjoyed like in the first movie.
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