Hollywood sequels are almost expected.
Heck, sometimes they're even green lit before the movie comes out... like the news that The LEGO Movie 2 is coming!
More often than not, oh who are we kidding, pretty much 80-percent of the time, Hollywood produces sequels that has audiences scratching their heads and wondering why all that money was spent to produce a film with a "2" in its title. Basic Instinct 2 or Speed 2, anyone?!
Click through and check out our 11 completely and utterly useless sequels. And like most movies produced these days -- we suspect we'll be revisiting this slideshow idea again with a snappy title like 11 Unnecessary Sequels: Part 2!
1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
We adore Spielberg. We adore Lucas. We adore Ford. But what was this fourth film in the Indiana Jones franchise? Aliens? In an Indiana Jones movie?!
2. Speed 2: Cruise Control
Keanu Reeves proved to be the wisest of people when he passed on a sequel to Speed. We adore Sandra Bullock, but she should have put the breaks on this one.
3. Basic Instinct 2
Sharon Stone came back. Michael Douglas did not. Stone went to England. People mysteriously died. Sex scenes ensued. Simply... why?
4. Blair Witch 2
When a movie is lightning in a bottle, like Blair Witch was, there is no way to recapture magic. Yet, they tried with Blair Witch 2, even gave it a subtitle of Book of Shadows.
5. Caddyshack II
Just because you use Roman numerals in the title, doesn't save it from being horrible. Chevy Chase came back for this sequel to a classic and managed to tinge that film's legacy in the process.
6. Dumb and Dumberer
A Dumb and Dumber sequel? Yes, please! Make it a prequel and cast actors other than Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels? No, thank you.
7. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and you know what... I still don't care. Jennifer Love Hewitt and her pals head for a tropical vacation, only to have terror follow them. Audiences, on the other hand, did not.
8. Jaws 3D
Jaws was a classic. Jaws 2 added a little something to the mix. Jaws 3D... entered the "why?" realm. Putting the horror in three dimensions was not a reason to return to the Jaws well.
9. Son of the Mask
The Mask was a surprise smash and firmly put Jim Carrey on the A-list. Desperate to do a sequel, but not having Carrey, producers should have quit. Instead, they gave us this.
10. U.S. Marshalls
Sense a trend here? Sequels to massive hits, without the original film's star. Never a good sign. Tommy Lee Jones reprised his Oscar-winning role from The Fugitive... Harrison Ford stayed away.