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    16 Wildly Unnecessary Sequels That Ruined Perfectly Good Movies

    Some of these sequels should have stayed in the drafts.

    This week, Reddit user u/AdamxKH asked, "What film series really should've stopped after one?" Naturally, people had a LOT of examples to share.


    Here are some movies that just reeeeally didn't need sequels:

    Warning: Spoilers ahead!!!

    1. Taken

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    "Once is awful. Twice is a horrible coincidence. Three times is just bad parenting."


    2. Independence Day

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    "Plot-wise, the second movie made no sense. In the first movie, president Whitmore clearly says, 'They travel from planet to planet, their whole civilization, and we're next.' So basically, when the Mother Ship was destroyed, they were eradicated."


    3. The Human Centipede

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    "[I] would have lived happily and contentedly if the first movie was never made, but the concept for the sequels just got more and more ridiculous."


    4. Hotel Transylvania

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    "Please just make it fucking stop."


    5. Highlander

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    "The first one ends clearly and definitely with Connor MacLeod being the final one and winning and it all being over. There was no room for a sequel. But they made one anyway!"


    6. The Hangover

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    "Why they carried on, I have no idea. The second movie was literally The Hangover in a different location, and the third was truly one shitty movie."


    7. Despicable Me

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    "The fist one was great — it had good characters and a nice message for the kiddos. Despicable Me 2 was kind of just trying to keep the kids' attention with funny purple minions. And then it was all downhill from there."


    8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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    "There’s only one sequel out so far, and it’s already clear they should have just quit while they were ahead."


    9. Home Alone

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    "How many fucking times can you lose your family?"

    10. Cars

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    "Cars didn’t need a sequel, but Pixar needed money."


    11. Transformers

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    "Michael Bay said everything he had to say about Transformers with the first film. The next four were just that first film all over again, only bigger and louder."


    12. Saw

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    "The rest of them completely take the wrong thing away from the first film. Saw became infamous for its foot-sawing scene at the end, but the rest is a decent psychological horror thriller. It's a good movie and even the foot-sawing scene is tastefully done as all the gore is off screen. However, the promise of gore sold millions of tickets, so it became a torture porn franchise. Such a shame."


    13. Divergent

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    "I loved, loved the books and the first movie was good, but after that, they were horrible."


    14. The Land Before Time

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    "15 movies, 26 TV episodes, and 14 video games! Like, what?!"


    15. The Fast and the Furious

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    "They've become ridiculous parodies of themselves...but I'd be lying if I said they weren't entertaining."


    16. And finally, Jaws

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    "The original is easily in my top five movies of all time. The second wasn't terrible, but didn't feel anywhere near as good as the first. The third and fourth were just awful."


    Now it's your turn! What movie sequels do YOU think were unnecessary? Tell us in the comments!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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