Second Rate Sequels: 10 Movies That Disappointed Fans of the Original

Sequels can be hit or miss, and sometimes a great successful movie can have a terrible follow-up. Recently, people have shared some of the most amazing movies with terrible sequels on a platform.

1. Mean Girls (2004)

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Tina Fey wrote, and Mark Waters directed the teenage comedy film. The movie stars Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, who transitions from homeschooling in Africa to attend a public high school. Other cast members include Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert. Unfortunately, Mean Girls 2 (2011) failed to match the original's success due to its poor script and lack of original cast members.

2. American Psycho 2 (2002)

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Mila Kunis stars in this direct-to-video sequel to the 2000 hit movie American Psycho. Unlike the original, which featured Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, the sequel follows Rachel Newman, a criminology student who idolizes Bateman and starts committing murders to impress her professor. Critics and audiences alike criticized the film for its weak attempt to cash in on the first movie's success.

3. The Mummy Returns (2001)

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Stephen Sommers directed the adventure film, which stars Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Mummy Returns is the sequel to the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy. The film follows the O'Connell family as they race against time to prevent the resurrected Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) from unleashing the Scorpion King's army. While the first movie was praised for its special effects and action scenes, critics found the sequel could have been written better with stronger characters.

4. The Butterfly Effect (2004)

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Ashton Kutcher stars in the science fiction thriller as Evan Treborn, a man who can travel back to change past events. The movie succeeded commercially, generating over $96 million worldwide in box office revenue. However, the straight-to-video sequel, The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006), which had a different cast and storyline, received negative reviews from audiences and critics.

5. Highlander (1986)

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Highlander is an action-fantasy film starring Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, a Scottish warrior who discovers he is immortal after being fatally wounded in battle. The movie follows MacLeod as he competes against other immortals in a fight to become the last one standing and gain ultimate power. Despite having a devoted fanbase, the sequel, Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), received poor reviews from critics.

6. Starship Troopers (1997)

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This science fiction action film, set in the future, follows Johnny Rico, a young man who enlists in the military to battle a race of enormous alien insects. Directed by Paul Verhoeven and featuring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, and Denise Richards among its cast, the movie offers a thrilling adventure. Although the initial film garnered many reviews, its follow-up movies, Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) and Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008), were widely panned for their bad writing and substandard production values.

7. Slap Shot (1977)

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Paul Newman stars in this sports comedy film as Reggie Dunlop, the player-coach of a minor league hockey team. The movie follows Dunlop as he tries to lead his team to victory using violent and underhanded tactics. While the original film was a box office success, its sequels, Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002) and Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008), failed to impress audiences and critics.

8. Surf's Up 2: WaveMania (2016)

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Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania is a direct-to-video animated film and a sequel to the 2007 movie Surf's Up. The movie follows Cody Maverick, a penguin surfer, who goes on a surfing adventure with his friends to an island where they meet The Hang 5, a legendary group of surfers. The film features the voices of John Cena, Jon Heder, and WWE superstars like The Undertaker and Triple H.

9. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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A continuation of the 1996 film Independence Day, this science fiction flick occurs two decades after the initial invasion. Humans must band together again to defend their planet from the same extraterrestrial threat re-emerging. Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman lead the cast.

10. Son of the Mask (2005)

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Following up on the 1994 hit movie The Mask, this comedy features a new protagonist: an aspiring cartoonist who stumbles upon the magical mask and becomes its latest wearer. However, pandemonium breaks loose when his son finds the mask and dons it. The film stars Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming, and Traylor Howard.

“She Supports Donald Trump?” 10 Surprising Stars Who Support The Former President

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These 10 Celebrity “Real” Names Are Very Different Than Their “Stage” Names

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Many celebrities take on stage names to either protect their identity, or to reinvent themselves into someone else. Here are 10 celebrities' stage names vs. their real names.

“I Hate Them Together” These 10 Surprising Celebrity Couples Made Fans Furious

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Everyone has their preferences as to who their favorite celebs should have a happily ever after with. And, understandably, fans can become upset when those happily ever after dreams are crushed. Here is a list of celebrity couples that fans absolutely did not approve of.

10 Canceled TV Shows People Want To Come Back

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Television shows come and go, but some leave a lasting impression on viewers that they yearn to see them make a comeback. Recently on an online platform, people have shared several canceled TV shows they want to see revived. From quirky comedies to epic dramas, these shows had dedicated fan bases that still hold out hope for their return.

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