SCREAM 4 (2011). This fourth instalment of the Scream series sees Courtney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell reunite. And once again slasher-killer Ghostface wreaks havoc on the town of Woodsboro. Can it really be that different from the three films that came before it?
FAST FIVE (2011). Apparently street racing is exciting enough to last five whole films. You could have fooled us! The fifth instalment in 'The Fast and the Furious' series sees the gang pulling one last job to get themselves out of trouble. Sound familiar?
LEGALLY BLONDE 2: RED, WHITE & BLONDE (2003). Elle Woods returns - but way less funny than the first time around. Elle decides to campaign to end animal testing, after attempting to find her dog's mother. Could it possibly get any worse? Yes. Elle then discovers that her beloved Bruiser is gay. What?
BATMAN AND ROBIN (1997). It seems like a no-brainer - the hunky George Clooney as Batman, and Chris O'Donnell as his sidekick Robin. Throw in some mega stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman and you should have a hit, right? Wrong. This 'Batman Forever' sequel is campy, awkward and quite frankly, lame. It's no wonder the film regularly ranks on list of the worst sequels ever.
GREASE 2 (1982). Poor Michelle Pfeiffer! Her first major role turned out to be a huge disappointment. The sequel takes place two years after the original, with Pfeiffer as the new leader of the Pink Ladies, who is tired of dating the arrogant T-Birds. Critics say the film flopped because hardly any of the original characters revised their roles.
BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2 (2000). Ironically, this film is about groups of tourists attempting to 'cash in' on the original Blair Witch movie by going on a Witch Hunt tour. Predictably, there are some murders and possessions....but not once is this film remotely frightening.
DIRTY DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS (2004). Nobody puts Baby in the corner! And nobody can overshadow the greatness of the original film, it seems. This film is actually a prequel to Dirty Dancing, set in Cuba on the cusp of the Cuban Revolution. The film wasn't actually that bad...but can you ever replace Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey?
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008). Even Shia LeBeouf couldn't save this film from plummeting! While it grossed a staggering $786 million worldwide, the film's ending had audiences scratching their heads. Indy once again discovers something extraordinary - this time crystal skulls - all while escaping from Soviet Russians. Then 'interdimensional beings' fly off in a flying saucer. Yes, we thought it was strange, too.
BRING IT ON AGAIN (2004). This straight to video sequel to the successful Bring It On was a total flop. The movie has no original cast members, and is only loosely tied to the original in that it is also about cheerleading. In the film, a cheerleader decides to take on the popular kids with a band of misfits. Yawn.
ROCKY V (1990). The fifth installment in the Rocky series left many fans with a sour taste in their mouth. In the film, boxing legend Rocky pretty much ends up where he started - no longer a champ, and without a penny to his name. The movie was so bad, Stallone came back and wrote a sixth movie to redeem his famous character.
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SON OF THE MASK (2005). This sequel to the successful Jim Carrey movie 'The Mask' is about a baby that is born with the powers of the Mask. And so begins a whirlwind adventure of crazy babies and possessed dogs. It's no wonder this film won a Golden Raspberry for Worst Remake or Sequel.
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STAYING ALIVE (1983). While a success at the box office, this sequel to 'Saturday Night Fever' has been dubbed as one of the worst ever made. Critics claim it lacked the heart and interesting characters of the original. The film has also been credited with putting John Travolta's career on hold for a good ten years.
WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S II (1993). In the original, pals Larry and Richard must pretend their rich boss, Bernie, is still alive. So...how is there a second film? Wouldn't he be starting to smell?