300, Jaws and other movies that didn’t need a sequel but still have it

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When a movie captivates audiences and performs amazingly at the box office, many producers are tempted to make a sequel or invest in a franchise.

However, just because you can produce a second installment does not mean that it should be done. For this reason, there are many sequels that end up being a total failure.

Here are 10 movies that didn’t really need a sequel but the producers still decided to do it.

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In 2006, Zack Snyder plunged us into the epic adventure of the Spartan King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and his 300 Spartan warriors who fought to the death against the Persian King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his army of more than 100,000 soldiers.

In outcome of 300 It wasn’t really pointing to a sequel. However, eight years later, 300: the birth of an empire hit theaters.

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Without a doubt, the intoxicating action and great performance of Eva Green as Artemis won the applause, but it was not enough to justify the creation of this second installment.

Critics considered it inferior to its predecessor.

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Warner Bros.

I want to kill my boss

I want to kill my boss introduced us to Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), a group of friends fed up with their bosses who decide the only way to stop being miserable is to kill their bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston).

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New Line Cinema

The end of I want to kill my boss leaves us a sweet victory for Nick, Dale and Kurt. However, three years later it was decided to exploit once again the hilarious dynamic of these three characters with a new story where they now face a kidnapping plan.

Despite I want to kill my boss 2 it does cause a series of laughs like the first installment, critics agree that neither the plot nor the cast could justify the existence of this sequel.

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New Line Cinema


In 1975, Steven Spielberg conquered audiences with the hit movie Shark, which has been crowned as a classic of cinema.

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Although, at the end of this film Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) and Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) manage to end the nightmare of the killer shark.

However, Universal Pictures found in this animal the perfect character for a franchise with three more installments, which no longer had the participation of Spielberg as director or Benchley as screenwriter.

Critics considered that Shark 2 it’s “reasonably entertaining for a sequel that has no reason to exist.”

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Universal Pictures

Happened yesterday?

This hilarious movie gave us a hilarious glimpse into the big consequences a Las Vegas farewell can have under the effect of roofies.

After an epic journey with the sole purpose of remembering what they did the night before, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) manage to find their friend Doug (Justin Bartha).

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Legendary Pictures

This outcome leaves us calm and perfectly closes the adventures of this group of friends. However, what if it happens again but this time in Bangkok? Under this premise, Happened yesterday? Part 2 hit theaters in 2011.

According to critics, this second installment, by trying to repeat the formula of the first, lacks the element of surprise that made the original a success.

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Relentless search

Relentless search crowned Liam Neeson in the action genre with the role of Bryan Mills, the seasoned ex-CIA agent who travels through Europe with the sole aim of saving his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) who was kidnapped during a trip to Paris. .

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Despite being a box office success, the first installment was not as well received by critics. However, the sequel, where now Bryan must not only save his daughter again but also his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) received worse criticism.

According to critics, the unnecessary sequel did not feature the same excitement and surprises that made the original a box office success.

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20th Century Fox


In 2003, Jim Carrey had the opportunity to know what it feels like to be God with his character Bruce in Almighty. This comedy gave us several laughs and allowed us to see Morgan Freeman as God.

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Universal Pictures

In the end, Bruce learns his lesson and we meet a satisfying ending. However, four years later, Freeman reprized his role as God in the sequel. Return of the almighty, where now it is Steve Carrell, in his role as a current Noah, who gives us comedy.

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Universal Pictures


Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) wowed audiences with the renowned ’80s classic: Ghostbusters or if you prefer, Ghostbusters.

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At the end of hilarious confrontations and discoveries, the iconic team of parapsychologists manages to save New York City from Gozer. However, a victory is not enough in Hollywood and less after a great success, so five years later it came Ghostbusters II.

Critics agree that the cast is heavily responsible for making this sequel fun. However, they consider that it lacks “the charm, wit and energy of its predecessor.”

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Columbia Pictures

Low instincts

The 1992 film plunged us into the disturbing murder investigation of Detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) and the alleged culprit, the seductive and manipulative Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone).

Low Instincts catapulted Stone as one of the fatal Woman most iconic movies. However, his iconic role failed to justify the sequel. Low instincts 2.

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Carolco Pictures

Fourteen years after the original film, Sharon Stone reprises her role as Catherine Tramell, only this time it is psychiatrist Michael Glass (David Morrissey) who immerses himself in her manipulative game.

The film was heavily criticized. Its plot was considered highly predictable and ridiculous.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Miss sympathy

In 2000, Sandra Bullock gifted us with one of the most applauded makeovers of a chick flick when her character, scruffy FBI Special Agent Gracie Hart, became a beautiful contestant on the Miss America beauty pageant.

However, the sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: armed and fabulous, failed to captivate us in the same way.

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Castle Rock Entertainment

In this second installment, Gracie (Bullock) returns to her job as a cop with the important mission of rescuing her former pageant partner and crown winner Cheryl Frasier (Heather Burns) and emcee Stan Fields (William Shatner). .

Critics agreed that Bullock beautifies the film with his attractiveness and talent, however, they considered that the film really should not exist.

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Village Roadshow Pictures

Sin City

In 2005, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez achieved success with the film Sin City, a black and white adaptation of Miller’s comics.

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Dimension Films

Nobody really expected a sequel. However, almost 10 years later, in 2014, it was released in cinema Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Despite having the same tone as its predecessor, this second installment perhaps came too late to once again enchant audiences and critics alike.

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Dimension Films

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300, Jaws and other movies that didn’t need a sequel but still have it