Each year the seventh art presents us with several productions from the four corners of the world. When we talk about the general public, it’s from Hollywood that the most awaited products from fans come. Since the entertainment cinema was consolidated as a multimedia factory in the 70’s (thanks to Shark e Star Wars), moviegoers were treated to several unforgettable films, always mentioned by everyone when it comes to the best feature films in history. And right away too, the studios saw the potential of the sequels. After all, if a story went really well, why stop with it? Let’s move on to a new journey with characters we’ve all grown to love.
Star Wars, Indiana Jones and many other franchises (the most recent being Fast and furious, for example) showed that fans never get tired of seeing the stars on screen living their iconic characters in new plots. However, for every success there must be an error. And often these continuations result in a truly traumatic experience for the viewer and, eventually, for those involved in their production. Although many believe in the term “film that didn’t need a sequel”, the truth is that if the sequel is made with dedication and commitment, resulting in a good work, we end up accepting it in the end.
Here, however, in this new article, we will address just the opposite. The greed of producers who opted for the risky challenge of continuing a story that seemed over (which is a challenge for anyone) and delivered a sequel without any shine or commitment. Many seeming to have been born “wrong” without any energy. These are the 10 sequels from the 2000s you’d rather forget about. Check out.
What would happen if a Hollywood star hated his participation in a movie so much that he was locked in his trailer all the time smoking marijuana, demanded only to be called by the character’s name and in a fit of rage and madness went so far as to hang his director . Well, this chaotic atmosphere really existed and it’s called the backstage of Blade Trinity. After two good copies (in 1998 and 2002), the first Marvel hero movie that paved the way for what we have today, ended its trilogy in this deplorable way in 2004. Wesley Snipes I was taken in on “Jiraya” during filming frustrated with the script and the forms the film took. Even left for the supporting role Ryan Reynolds who, at the beginning of his career in cinema, heard from his protagonist: “Keep quiet, so you’ll live longer”. All this chaos is reflected in what we see on screen, in a film that, among other things, features a somewhat “Alexandre Frota” characterization of the iconic Dracula.
Triple X 2 – State of Emergency
What to do when the star of your possible franchise refuses to return for the sequel? Well, if you only have greed driving your professional life like Hollywood execs, the answer is simple: create a sequel without him, of course, and still unceremoniously kill him off-screen. Vin Diesel became a star after starring Fast and furious (2001) e Triple X (2002), but when it was time to go back for both sequels, he simply said no. This is because at this time, Diesel believed he could be a serious actor and move on to more meaningful work. So, Tyrese replaced him in the sequel + Fast + Furious (2003) and as for Triple X it was up to Ice Cube enter the vacancy left by the muscular bald man. The result, you ask? Well, the movie disappeared so fast that many of you haven’t even heard of this sequel.
Culture hero Pulp the Masquerade Zorro goes hand in hand with the beginnings of cinema. This is because the character, one of the first heroes of all time, already existed before the advent of the seventh art, in other media. So, after the emergence of audiovisual, Zorro was there in productions that dated back to 1920, for example. Over the decades, the vigilante Mexican swordsman gave the air of his grace, but it would be in 1998 that Zorro would win a super production released by a major studio (Columbia / Sony) and sponsored by none other than Steven Spielberg. A Mask of Zorro (1998) is pure matinee entertainment, an old-fashioned adventure that introduced the world to the beautiful Catherine Zeta-Jones and brought Antonio Banderas in a role he seems to have been born to live. The problem here was not so much that the film yielded a sequel, but the delay in getting it off the ground, almost 10 years apart – completely missing the hype of the original.
Once again we have on the list, a great movie born in the 90s, with a “stinky” sequel released in the 2000s. O Máskara (1994) was one of the movement’s films that served to cement Jim Carrey as one of the big names in Hollywood in the 1990s. In addition, he also revealed the then-model Cameron Diaz. Revolutionary, the feature was a kind of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (88) of the nineties, using never-before-seen special effects and taking the technical aspect to another level. Unfortunately its sequel threw all that down the drain. starting that Carrey stayed well away from the project, which didn’t stop the greedy producers from making the sequel anyway – without any relevant names in front of or behind the camera. And if the original film used good effects to spice up its story, this snarky sequel, released eleven years later, was a cartoon with few glimpses of real actors.
Granny… Zone 2
the comedian Martin Lawrence has the master as an idol Eddie Murphyand he took much of his own repertoire from him. Lawrence even realized the dream of working with the great Murphy twice in the 1990s – the most striking being Until Escape Do Us Part (1999). Murphy, among other things, was marked by playing several characters in a single film, such as A Prince in New York (1988) and later The Nutty Professor (1996), where it was buried under pounds of makeup. Lawrence followed in the footsteps of the now colleague to create the Granny… Zone, a big surprise hit from 2000. But you know that old story of the same joke told twice… well, it always loses its fun. That’s what happened with this sequel, released six years later. And the worst of it is that as if that weren’t enough, Lawrence would put the nail in the coffin for the last time in 2011, when the third Granny… Zonethis time with his son dressing up as a woman too.
The first Wild instinct (1992) is a thriller film that bolstered the 1990s erotic thriller sub-genre, and most prominently was responsible for the muse’s career. Sharon Stone, and for turning her into a Hollywood star. At the time, almost all of the actress’ films demanded strong sex appeal and, of course, a lot of nudity. She was even successful, earning an Oscar nomination for Cassino (1995), from Martin Scorsese, but then his more dramatic roles, outside his comfort zone, began to make his career shipwreck. Natural that the actress wanted the film that made her career, to also be responsible for saving her career. And even the premise of bringing Femme fatale Catherine Tramell, film’s most famous writer and lover of sadomasochism and ice picks back in a new thriller isn’t too bad. After all, in the first movie Stone he already showed coldness on paper even at 34 years old. In the sequel, she had become a “wolf” (cougar), a mature woman at 48, and much more confident. The big problem here was the boring script that didn’t display a tenth of the original’s brilliance and made Stone just pay a big hoot in your career.
Arguably, The Blair Witch (1999) became a revolutionary horror and stood out for introducing the subgenre “found footage” to the new times. It was the beginning of the internet and its marketing campaign mixed fiction with documentary reality when selling its product. Not knowing exactly what they were watching, the audience found themselves fascinated with being scared as never before. A real phenomenon. What to do from there? Well, what can we say is that the studio behind the production taught a lesson on what NOT to do! And that was it: a sequel released the following year that not only takes away any creativity presented before with a horror beyond generic, but (even worse) doesn’t even utilize the style of filming that made the original a success.
The Mafia Returns to the Divan
The year 1999 was one of the most special for the seventh art. In it we had for example Matrix, Fight Club e The Blair Witch. It was also from him that one of the funniest comedies of the decade came out: Mafia on the Divan. In the movie, Robert DeNiro plays with his mafia characters for the first time making humor. The film shows what would happen if a gangster needed therapy. The film follows a perfect line with a beginning, middle and end, concluding its story in the best possible way. But what happens in cases of films that do very well with critics and box office is that the studio grows its eye and offers a hefty amount for those involved to return in a sequel. Who would refuse? The problem is that many films do not leave room for such a continuation, as was the case with this one, which in 2002 yielded one of the most boring and unnecessary sequences in the history of cinema.
This film is traumatic in many ways, unfortunately emerging as a true “metalinguistic curse”. Despite some backstage controversies, Interview with the Vampire (1994) became a great success for Warner, managing to elevate horror and vampire films to a new, shall we say, more prestigious level. The film is based on a series of books by the author. Anne Rice and for years the studio aimed to get a sequel out of the role. Now it looks like the material will finally be turned into a TV series, which we hope will be of quality. But before that, although we wish to forget, the film with Tom Cruise e Brad Pitt had a sequel in 2002 called The Queen of the Damned. Of course, neither of the two stars had any involvement. But it doesn’t end there, because tragically, this B horror movie would mark the young singer’s last work Aaliyahwho died before ending his participation.
If the 90s were marked by many creative works, such as The Blair Witch, Mafia on the Divan e Interview with the Vampire, we can say that the following decade would be marked by the bad sequels of these films – which should not even exist. Here comes one more. Halloween – The Night of Terror (1978) has had numerous forgettable sequels to its franchise. But one managed to stand out, demonstrating great creativity in its script, especially by getting rid of all the disposable sequels and following directly after the second. Its about Halloween H20 (launched in 1998), which brought Jamie Lee Curtis back starring. The ending is perfect and the movies could have ended there. But do you think they would? In 2002 (oh damn little year!) what is considered by many to be “the” worst movie ever Halloween, Resurrection. Worst of all is not even the idiotic and dated plot about a reality show inside Michael Myers’ house, but the fact that it undoes everything that H20 had dedicated so much to creating.