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Just plain bad
Two of Fox's biggest franchise's ruined for a quick buck. This film had the opportunity to correct the mess that was the first AVP film but it failed, totally changing the already established mythos, an alien hybrid that can implant embryos into victims without the need for a queen?What gives? Honestly if you are going to combine two franchises at least take the time to thrash out an interesting story that firstly does justice to the two franchises you are combining and secondly does justice to the fans, don't just combine them for the sake of the final confrontation (much like the Freddy v Jason film)without having a fitting storyline. Most of this film takes place in dimly lit places so you can't see the aliens or the predator that much, and the final battle scene between the Predalien and the Predator sucks too, just avoid this at all costs and watch Alien, Aliens, then Predator 1 & 2.
Lake Placid 2 (2007)
Lake Placid is Putrid Definitely one of the worst sequels ever
This is just a bad movie period. From bad CGI crocodiles to rehashed storyline and characters, only this time it's not just one but four crocodiles Even when the film makers use model alligators they look fake (think Jaws 3 when the shark is swimming upwards towards you). I guess the only redeeming features of this crap fest are Cloris Leachman who in the end gets what you are all expecting and one of the original Dukes of Hazard. There's even a CGI plane that mysteriously disappears from the dock only to appear again later. Save your money re-watch the far superior original or if you really have to rent, rent Alligator or Jaws instead.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
The Best Of The Series So Far
Not being a big fan of the first film, and only mildly enjoying the second film (I worked on it so much of the enjoyment was gone) I found this MI film to be undoubtedly the best of the series so far, although it would be good if the recurring theme of traitor agents was finally let go of. While the twists are sometimes predictable,this movie was action packed. The stunts were eye popping and the action fast,The story was fast paced and not as convoluted as the previous two.I really can't understand why it wasn't as successful as hoped, I mean the couch jumping incident aside Tom Cruise is a gifted actor and a fan favourite I don't see why his personal quirks should've affected his box office.All in all an enjoyable couple of hours.Much better than War Of the Worlds I think
Another classic TV Show ruined by a remake when will Hollywood Learn
This is movie is so bad it should never have been made,the script is woeful,it is merely using the name of the much beloved classic TV show and cashing in on it!And the result was a colossal flop.It didn't matter how good the script was for this movie it was never ever going to be as good as the early seasons of this show.The potential was there imagine Larry Tate or Mrs Kravitz finally learning that Sam was a witch or Darrin's parents learning the truth after all theses years,lesson to film studios if a formula isn't broken don't try to fix it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I think the only thing in this movie that came anywhere near the original series was Steve Carrell as Uncle Arthur,which though being good still made absolutely no sense at all.
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)
Once in a lifetime a movie comes along that changes your life.............
...........sadly this film is not it.While I admit to watching this film several times,I really think that like most sequels to stand alone movies it suffers from lack of a good plot device,when the main character of the first movie is conveniently disposed of in flash back and quite easily at that and a new hero is introduced as a previously unmentioned brother you know that you are in trouble. I really enjoyed the first film I thought it was great,definitely one of Van Dammes best,and I wonder how this would've been had he returned for it but alas he wasn't offered enough money and passed on it. Sasha Mitchell came in as the lead and went for 3 films until his character was unceremoniously dumped at the start of Kickboxer 5 Redemption in much the same manner as Van Dammes was in this one.Sasha tries hard and isn't too bad its just the script let's him down. Peter Boyle must've needed the paycheque and Michael Qissi ( Van Dammes real life good mate) return's as Tong Po the Thai Kickboxing champion. Its not a bad way to waste n hour and a half of your life but its an hour and a half you could be wasting re-watching the original Kickboxer
The Turkey of The Universe!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the worst sequel in movie history (I also said that for Jaws The Revenge and The Crow:City Of Angels I can't decide which one I hate the most)Not even Sean Connery can save this turkey!!!Sure it had problems with the insurance company etc but how could anyone think that a movie that totally rewrites the history of the characters would make money this is bad plain and simple I can't think of one nice thing to say about it oh wait yes I can Michael Ironside is in it and as always he plays a great tough guy role.Thats it the only redeeming feature of this stinker.Avoid it at all costs,The Renegade version is only a little better but makes the story incoherent
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Even the shark didn't have the stomach for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You know a film franchise is in serious trouble if the box office returns are dwindling fast and the only actress left from the first movie is the studio bosses wife!!! Even Michael Caine hasn't seen this film and he starred in it!!! To quote the actor himself "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.".With a glowing recommendation like that this is a must see movie!!! NOT!!!! The plot is crap a shark out for revenge?I think not!A shark that explodes with the same recycled shot of it sinking after it collides with the bow of a boat after standing still on the water?Please give me a break!!!! This is one of the worst if not the worst sequel that I have ever seen in my life and I've seen a few.BAD BAD BAD. Even the shark is falling apart.Stay away from this one,oh thats right everybody did!!!!
Superman Returns (2006)
Superman Returns Could've Waited
I saw this film with anticipation to see where the Franchise would go and see if it would recapture the magic of the first two films and hopefully rival the great Spiderman films.Alas I was disappointed with the final product, although it was a lot better than Supermans 3 & 4 it just lacked something.Oh that's it ACTION! When I see a Super Hero film I want action,and lots of it,and apart from the plane and space shuttle scene which IMHO was the best scene in the movie there wasn't much of it.I suppose after years of having the SUPERMAN LIVES script being so close to being made that the studio must've insisted that Supes died and then was resurrected.The plot was just bad bad bad a rehash of Superman 1 in plot except for the kid sub plot, I just hope that the sequel is much better and not as rushed as this was with action etc the things we come to expect now days.I hope Bryan Singer can do it I really hope he can because I know its always hard with an origin film or re introducing a character so it was always going to be a difficult job for that alone,but now it's out of the way let's hope it goes on to greater things and lives up to its potential. Brandon Routh does play the dual parts well, and lets hope he can escape the dreaded "CURSE" of Superman.Let's hope the sequels much much better
Superman III (1983)
Superman III suffers from an Identity Crisis
When I look back at this film I truly think that a grave injustice was done with DCs biggest hero.Imagine what this film series would've been like under the direction of Richard Donner?I shudder to think what the Spiderman films will be like without Sam Raimi. By now we all know about the Superman II director swap etc so I won't go into that only to say I can't wait to see the Donner version of Superman II when its finally released. Now let's get into Superman 3.It doesn't know whether to be a comedy (the slapstick opening sequence) or a serious action film (the chemical plant)the inclusion of the late Richard Pryor doesn't help either and while I am a fan of Pryors work I think he's out of place in this film it's not that he doesn't put in a good performance its just that this film was not the right vehicle to showcase his talents. Like many previous reviewers have said this film sorely lacks the presence of a strong villain and you wonder what it would've been had Hackman returned as Lex Luthor and the character of Lois Lane had returned longer than a 5 minute cameo,even if they had recast the role it would've been better.Don't get me wrong Lana Lang is a big part of the Superman mythos and deserves to be in the film series somewhere.I don't know I just think that the producers and studios thinking people would go see this film no matter what decided to rush it through development. The film does have its good points though. Christopher Reeve will always be Superman to me(although George Reeves is also great in the role)and once again puts in a great performance despite a poor script. The Superman turned bad plot showed some promise and the whole Smallville thing was good,it shows the contrasts between Clark and Supes,Lois loves Superman Lana loves Clark. Its still an enjoyable flick to pass the time and well worth the watch.
Silverado....Its a hell of a ride!!!!
Picture this, the year is 1985,western movies hadn't been popular with mainstream audiences for some time and we got not 1 but 2 decent western flicks,the first Pale Rider with Clint Eastwood a fore runner to his Oscar winning Unforgiven and Silverado. Silverado is a great piece of entertainment,with an all star cast,(who'd of thought John Cleese as an old west sheriff?)Kevin Cline is excellent as always,as is Danny Glover in one of the first westerns I've ever seen (except Blazing Saddles) to have an afro American as a main character,Kevin Costner is great in this film as is Scott Glenn and Brian Dennehy as always gives a great performance as the corrupt sheriff and former saddle mate of Kevin Klines character.If any movie deserves a sequel then it is this one,if the more undeserving Hollywood films can get one then why not this one? 20 years later and Silverado is thriving, Kevin Klines character has kept the peace when James Woods rides into town seeking revenge for his brothers death 20 years earlier it'd be great