No Sequel Necessary
Sometimes a movie just does not need a sequel. In some cases, the original movie is so bad it is hard to imagine why anyone would want to see another movie of that same ilk. Sometimes, the original is just fine and there is no need for a sequel. And often the problem is that too much time has passed and either the audience no longer cares about the series or the magic chemistry that existed in the original is not present in the sequel. Whatever the case may be, the following three movies never should have had a sequel.
‘Dumb and Dumber’ (1994) and ‘Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd’ (2003)
In the 90s, Jim Carrey was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. So people flocked to every movie he made, good or bad. One of his weaker efforts, “Dumb and Dumber,” somehow brought in over $127 million in the U.S. alone. Fast forward nine years to 2003. When Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were not returning phone calls from New Line Cinema, producers decided to film a prequel to “Dumb and Dumber”: “Dumb and Dumberer.” This movie was so bad that it made $100 million less than the original. New Line Cinema was actually “dumberest” for even making this movie.
‘The Blues Brothers’ (1980) and ‘Blues Brothers 2000’ (1998)
The original movie in this series, “The Blues Brothers,” combined many elements that appealed to a variety of viewers. From comedy, to action, to music, “The Blues Brothers” had something for everyone. Unfortunately, the greatest element of the original was John Belushi, who passed away in 1982. But for some reason, producers filmed a sequel in 1998, “Blues Brothers 2000.” Dan Akroyd’s acting in the sequel is so bad it is one of the worst performances in cinematic history. And many are still wondering why 2000 is in the title when the movie was released in 1998.
‘Caddyshack’ (1980) and ‘Caddyshack II’ (1988)
“Caddyshack” was funny for many reasons. From assistant groundskeeper Bill Murray to Rodney Dangerfield’s steady stream of hilarious one-liners, “Caddyshack” synthesized a collection of talent into a comedy classic. On the totem pole of that collection of talent, Chevy Chase was around the bottom. And much like Dan Akroyd, his skills deteriorated over time. But Chase was the only original cast member willing to star in the sequel in 1988. Another bad decision was casting Jackie Mason as the Rodney Dangerfield character. “Caddyshack II” may be the worst sequel in history.
“Dumb and Dumber,” movies.yahoo.com
“Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,” movies.yahoo.com
“The Blues Brothers,” movies.yahoo.com
“Blues Brothers 2000,” movies.yahoo.com
“Caddyshack II,” movies.yahoo.com
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