Remember when people considered sequels as lazy writing and lacking creativity? Well, apparently that no longer matters as it seems to be a sure thing that a wildly successful movie will have a follow-up. It is no secret that when Hollywood thinks it has found a winning formula, they’ll flush out that number 2 as quickly as possible.
When the first film is such a hit it’s easy to imagine the same or similar beloved characters recreating the magic on screen again to much adoration… but the reality is usually much more grim. Nowadays the connections between the originals and the sequels can be so tenuous all it requires is the title with the digit 2 beside it.
It must be difficult for the Hollywood executives though, as they wipe away their tears with the mountains of cash gained from the almost guaranteed box office hit sequel. We’re not saying they’re soulless money-grabbers that laugh in our face as they stuff their pockets but…these sequels are pretty bad.Advertisements: