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SlapahoeTribe
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
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None. The release of a crappy sequel doesn’t make the original disappear.

While generally true, a sequel can frick up the lore of the original and the “after credits” of the original movie (what we as the audience think of having continued to happen).

The Predator sequels all are a good example of the former - in the original we’re given the feeling that there was only one man who could have defeated one of them and it was a brutal fight to the end that almost killed our hero, but in all of the sequels they are far more easily dispatched giving the impression that the Predators aren’t nearly as powerful.

Bloodsport 2 was a prime example of the latter - the sequel stated that Frank Dux had been killed in some non-meaningful way. That’s the exact opposite of how I would’ve imagined the character living on after the events of the original movie.


This doesn’t mean that you can’t watch the original in all its glory as a stand alone, but the sequel does indeed frick up the original if watched as a whole.


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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
Karate Kid - Didn't need sequels or the shitty reboot.
Ghostbusters - ^^

Charlie's Angels - I hate how they take a character away then act like his name was a position. "Youre the new Bosley."
XXX - "Youre the new Triple X"
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blueridgeTiger
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
Not so much a sequel, but the remake of True Grit sucked.


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Pilot Tiger
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
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Exorcist
part 3 is actually solid


BuckyCheese
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
Smokey and the Bandit


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Apache
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
Back to the Future


JabarkusRussell
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
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The release of a crappy sequel doesn’t make the original disappear


The Last Jedi made the character arcs in the OT become meaningless.


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Athos
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
All Back to the Future movies are good. Second may be one of the best. The third has plenty of rewatchability.


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Parmen
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
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Matrix

Unpopular, but I like the sequels. Not as much, but I like them.
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Jurassic Park

The Lost World is an amazing film.
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Star Wars outside of the original trilogy

You just defeated your own point with this one.
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Predator

Predator 2 is a masterpiece.


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Parmen
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
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The Predator sequels all are a good example of the former - in the original we’re given the feeling that there was only one man who could have defeated one of them and it was a brutal fight to the end that almost killed our hero, but in all of the sequels they are far more easily dispatched giving the impression that the Predators aren’t nearly as powerful.


Predator 2 is fricking amazing.


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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
No movie was ever ruined by a sequel. The first movie never changes.


navy
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
"The Lost Boys" had a sequel?


prplhze2000
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
Lethal weapon


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stateofplay
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
You basically nailed it. John wick only needed 1 movie. No plot really.

I think some movies work better as a duo though and are ruined by a trilogy.


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dnm3305
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
Keanu Reeves has been mentioned quite a bit for making awesome movies and for sequels not being needed.

Wick
Matrix
Bill and Ted
Speed


WreckinRams05
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
Boondock Saints


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3nOut
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
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Keanu Reeves has been mentioned quite a bit for making awesome movies and for sequels not being needed


I specifically thought of him when I made this thread for Wick and Matrix

I’ve got no hate for the guy. Keanu seems like an amazing dude.


3nOut
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
Thought of a few more


Pitch Perfect.

Fun quirky movie that they felt a need to make 2 worthless sequels with.

Despicable Me
Ice Age


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Godfather1
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
Raiders of the Lost Ark


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bcoop199
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re: What standalone movies were ruined by unneeded sequels.
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"The Lost Boys" had a sequel?


Yep, you should watch it just to see the suck.


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