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21 Of The Worst Movie Sequels In Movie Sequel History

"Son of the Mask. Worst sequel. Worst movie. Worst experience to sit through as a human being."

Yesterday, redditor u/Sullivans97 asked: "What is the worst movie sequel ever?"


Fellow Reddit users shared plenty of movie sequels that are so bad, they — quite honestly — shouldn't exist.


Here are some of the top-voted responses:

1. Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)

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"Yes it does exist, and it is as bad as it sounds. Dolph Lundgren takes over the role of Schwarzenegger."


2. Son of the Mask (2005)

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"I remember. The DVD cover terrified me as a child."


"Son of the Mask. Worst sequel. Worst movie. Worst piece of entertainment. Worst experience to sit through as a human being."


3. Mean Girls 2 (2011)

Paramount Home Entertainment


"I always forget it exists, and I’m always surprised whenever I see it again. Who thought that was a good idea?"


"I liked it when I was 12, then I watched it again, and I hated it. The main character radiated 'not like other girls' energy, none of the characters were realistic and relatable, and the plot is just dumb. I hate that movie."


4. Every Home Alone sequel after Home Alone 2

20th Century Fox Film Corp

"Home Alone 3, 4, and 5."


5. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

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"Oh, hell, I had forgotten about this one. What an atrocity that was. I can't imagine any worse sequel than this."


"There was no Highlander 2. It doesn't exist. NO. IT DOESN'T EXIST. Let's just move on and say nothing else about it."


6. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

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"No Keanu. Speeding cruise ship (Zzzzzzz). Horrendous dialogue. WTF were they thinking?"


7. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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"I was actively rooting for the main cast to die."


8. American Psycho 2 (2002)

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"American Psycho 2. It wasn’t even originally intended to be a sequel. They just shoved the name on it and added loose references to Patrick Bateman. Awful."


9. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

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"The fact that she hooked up with some random stranger who was being possessed by her former and dead boyfriend is one of the worst-written things I've ever seen."


10. Cars 2 (2011)

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"Cars 3 is the real Cars 2. Cars 2 is a feature-length version of Mater's Tall Tales. Not to say I don’t like Cars 2 — it just doesn’t fit in."


11. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

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"Sooooo bad...At least Live Free or Die Hard seemed to have a bit of fun, and Timothy Olyphant chewed that scenery to a fine pulp."


12. Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker (2019)

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"Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. I get that the other two had...problems...but this one just sort of took everything the others tried to build up and just made a mess of it."


13. Men in Black: International (2019)

Giles Keyte / Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

"Men in Black with Chris Hemsworth."


"'We seem to have an alien artifact.' *Casually picks it up.* 'It's a hammer.'"


14. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

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"That movie doesn't exist in my mind. Stupid to have gone forward without Rachel Weisz, too."


15. Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004)

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

"While the original was no masterpiece, it was decent. The sequel was an abomination."


16. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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"The fourth Indiana Jones movie should never have been made. For what it's worth, the odd numbers are great, the even numbers are terrible, with the last one being Steven Seagal bad."


17. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) (and the sequels after)

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"Nowhere near as good as the first two."


"1 and 2 are the perfect tandem, and after that, it's best to just stop."


18. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

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19. Jurassic Park III (2001)

Universal / Courtesy Everett Collection

"As a kid, I was a die-hard fan of the Jurassic Park franchise. Then I watched Jurassic Park III."


20. Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)

Toei Company

"Battle Royale II. All they had to do was repeat the formula of the first, but they completely shat the bed with it."


21. And finally: Still Waiting... (2009)

Lionsgate / Courtesy Everett Collection

"It had some okay parts, but what they did to Justin Long’s character completely undercuts the meaning of the first movie. And no Ryan Reynolds."


Do you agree with this list? What other movie sequels do YOU think are terrible? Let us know in the comments below!

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

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