Sequels That Should Not Have Been Made

    They say that things get better the second time around. What a load of self-delusional crap. 2003 was full of sequels and prequels that should not have been made, some of the worst films being “Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life,” “Dumb and Dumberer,” “Matrix Reloaded,” “Matrix Revolutions,” “American Wedding,” “George of the Jungle 2,” “Final Destination 2,” and “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde.”

    Courtesy of Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, MGM, Universal Studios

    This long list of films only goes on to prove that the movie industry will go to any lengths to bank on a good idea, even if they have to drag, stretch and beat it to death. Of the many problems these sequels have in common, one is the contrived plot. From the side-story of homosexual dogs in “Legally Blonde 2,” to the weak story line of “Tomb Raider,” the plots of these movies simply failed to deliver. These feeble attempts to recapture what the original movies once had, instead of skillfully building upon the original idea, translate into some very appalling sequels — you’d be wise and very lucky to stay away from them.

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