Don't get me wrong, I'd prefer a sequel over a remake any day, but when film producers start making too many sequels and totally ruin the name of the previous installments just to make money - that's when it annoys me. Or when a movie that was successful well over a decade ago is getting another sequel, I just feel that it's too far down the track (Beetlejuice 2, Ghostbusters 3 etc). Of course by THAT stage, a remake is quite possibly the better choice.
Anyway! Without further ado, here is my list of five movie sequels that absolutely no one asked for - but are happening anyway.
5: Insidious Chapter 3 (2015)
Now I've got to be honest, I really quite enjoyed the original Insidious in 2010, and I also thought that Insidious 2 was a pretty decent follow up. But, the general public verdict is saying that just about no one wants to see an Insidious Chapter 3. Okay, so although I do totally agree that the first two films are pretty good, I think that the series should maybe be left at that. Even if they have success with the third one, it would at least be nice to think that it would be left as a spooky horror trilogy, but I think we all know that Hollywood film producers can literally smell the dollar signs from a mile away, so I worry that this series will drag on just as the Paranormal Activity series has!
4: Terminator: Genesis (2015)
The Terminator was absolutely brilliant, Judgement Day was one of the best action movies ever made, Rise of The Machines was just watchable, but Terminator Salvation, dear god it was awful. To hear that Arnie is coming back again now... ehh...He's too old to be a convincing terminator, let's be honest. We're also guaranteed to have different actors/actresses playing the classic parts of Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese etc, so I just don't see how it will work. Linda Hamilton will always be Sarah Connor in my eyes.
3: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2014)
The first 'Hot Tub Time Machine' was great - it was an original idea, and it provided a lot of laughs. I was quite surprised to find that it only made $61,000,000 at the box office (against a $36 million budget), but at the same time it makes me wonder why they would want to make a sequel, with next to no guarantee of a decent profit. Another downer is that John Cusack will NOT be returning to play the protagonist character, Adam, but instead Adam Scott will play his son, Adam Jr. I feel that this movie is great on its own, and making a sequel will TOTALLY ruin the name of this modern 'Saturday night' comedy.
2: The Smurfs 3 (2016)
OMG. For real? The first Smurfs movie was funny at parts, but all in all pretty mediocre and....annoying. Especially when you have littlies in the house, who insist on watching it every single week. The second one was easily 10 times worse than the first, so I guess it would make sense that the third one will be beyond an atrocity. This series is going to turn in to the next 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' series. *Sigh, how many more classic 80's cartoons do Hollywood plan to destroy in their money making CGI fueled rampage?
1: Cars 3 (Release Date Not Confirmed)
The original cars film is awesome. It was certainly very original, it had a great story line and it's enjoyable for kids and adults alike. The second film however, was an absolute waste of time and money, and just went totally off track. I feel that I am not alone with this opinion, so I have to wonder just why a third one is being made. OK, so maybe I watch too many animated films, but then again I have two young boys in my household, so I have a valid excuse. The third film could of course have potential if they scrap the whole British spy crap that ruined the second film, but then again - sequels GENERALLY tend to get more and more far fetched from the original film.