Sequels that Don't Live Up to the Original

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Bring It On Again
Cruel Intentions 2
Meatballs III
Meatballs 4
Rocky V
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Play It Again, Sam. Again!
License to Drive

Marxy wrote a lot of essays back on his old site Néomarxisme. This is one of them.

21 Responses

  1. marxy Says:

    By the way, here is the awesome tagline for Meatballs 4:

    “There’s only one thing wilder, crazier and sexier then last summer – this summer.”

  2. Orestes Says:

    Well, I guess I should watch Meatballs 2 then, huh?

  3. dzima Says:

    Battle Royale III
    Alien Ressurection
    Death Wish 5
    Halloween 6

  4. rachael Says:

    everything after friday the 13th: the final chapter aka part 4

  5. jariten Says:

    Is it possible to watch only Meatballs 4 and still follow the plot? I was just wondering how tight the continuity is in the Meatballs saga.

  6. koitsumi Says:

    caddyshack II ?

  7. marxy Says:

    Re: Meatballs

    Meatballs – slightly heartwarming tale about summer camp starring Bill Murray.

    Meatballs 2 – bad exploitative teenage sex comedy about summer camp.

    Meatballs 3 – a film about a young man who has to lose his virginity by the end of the summer and the ghost of a porn star who helps him with his task. NO SUMMER CAMP INVOLVED.

    Meatballs 4 – Corey Feldman and water skiing.

  8. Brad Says:

    Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (and on)
    Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
    Another 9 1/2 Weeks
    Smokey & the Bandit II

  9. Nathan Says:

    Don’t forget Cruel Intentions 3 (and no, I didn’t know there was one either until I saw the whole trilogy in box set at the record store…)

  10. porandojin Says:

    cruel intentions 2 rules! there’s even a weird lesbian twist …

  11. Momus Says:

    Why rent American crud from Tsutaya when you could be renting Shuji Terayama?

  12. marxy Says:

    Who says I’m renting these? To be an American is a childhood of watching hours of B-grade movies on Sunday afternoon cable television.

  13. dzima Says:

    Why rent American crud from Tsutaya when you could be renting Shuji Terayama?

    Or maybe Eric Mitchell and Richard Kern movies (just to mention good American directors). Available at your local Tsutaya.

  14. Brad Says:

    Without the crud, how would you know what’s good?

    Plus it’s definitely easier to find these at Tsutaya…

  15. marxy Says:

    It’s easier to find good/o-share movies at Tsutaya than bad 80s ones. Goodbye, Lenin is absolutely easier to find than Lucas.

  16. Brad Says:

    I don’t know…I bet I could find Mask in a heartbeat.

  17. Rory P. Wavekrest Says:

    Howdyfolxx,

    Conversely, what about sequals that are better than the original?

    Exemplified, of course, by the unbeatable Weekend at Burnies II.

    (best plot ever.)

  18. nick Says:

    license to drive is a sequel? i ♥ that movie.

  19. marxy Says:

    That was my little joke.

  20. jariten Says:

    No Meatballs were available in Tsutaya. I checked.

  21. marxy Says:

    I’ve rented Meatballs from Tsutaya in Shibuya, but it was hard to find. I think it’s called ミートボール or something.