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Hollywood has form when it comes to completely unnecessary sequels. There have been four movies based on The Crow, another quartet based on Terminator and five Highlander flicks (producers of the latter presumably remaining steadfast in the face of protestations from right-minded cineastes everywhere that there should “be only one”. Sorry.) But it’s hard to imagine there’s a cinematic follow-up more pointless than the forthcoming prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, the ingeniously titled The Huntsman.
Naysayers will surely point to the likes of S. Darko, a sequel to Richard Kelly’s beguiling cult tale in which the younger sister of Jake Gyllenhaal’s psychologically challenged teen hero Donnie Darko goes on her own time-travelling road trip. And there’s also American Psycho 2, in which a pre-fame »
- Ben Child
What's the only thing worse than a sequel? The only prospect worse than paying £10 at your local cinema to have your favourite movie ruined, forever. The answer has three words. Straight-to-video.
In the '90s, home release sequels became fairly common. You'd greet them with surprise at your local Blockbusters and then want to pull your eyeballs out when you took them home and watched them. They're probably called straight-to-dvd or straight-to-Blu-ray now, but they still exist.
Here are 21 absolute stinking sequels - the vast majority of which weren't even considered good enough for the cinema. How many of them have you watched?
2. American Pie Presents: Beta House
Maybe it's the Eugene Levy factor - just why did he keep starring in all the sequels?! - but we have weird sentimentality for the American Pie home release collection. We know that they're not technically canon, »
Look at my shee-yit... again. Yep, what started as iffy-sounding, blog-based rumor a couple of months ago seems now to have become a real thing: Harmony Korine's girls-gone-wild provocation "Spring Breakers" is getting a sequel. French sales and production company Wild Bunch this morning revealed an intriguing slate of titles that they'll be hawking this month at the Cannes market -- the parallel universe of low-profile and/or unproduced projects that runs busily alongside the film festival itself. Among them were a number of exciting-sounding ventures from name directors, including Gaspar Noé, Paul Verhoeven, Arnaud Desplechin and reigning Palme d'Or winner Abdellatif Kechiche. Naturally, however, the project that has grabbed all the headlines is "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming." A follow-up that will reportedly feature a mix of old and new cast members -- don't count on Selena Gomez returning, at least -- it will follow the original Breakers »
- Guy Lodge
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