Someone Asked Folks On The Internet To Share What Movie Franchises, In Their Opinion, Should’ve Stopped At The 2nd Part And These Are 30 Of Their Best Answers
If a movie is successful, then it is almost certain that the movie creators will want to make a sequel. But sometimes the creators don’t really know where to stop and keep making more parts if there’s no story left to tell. People often say that the sequels are never as good as the first movie, but Reddit user u/karma_hit_my_dogma wanted to know what movies actually had a good second part but should have stopped there.
The thread was upvoted 47k times and 29k people came to share their opinions. Redditors came to a consensus that Home Alone is the franchise that shouldn’t have been continued after the second movie with 28k people upvoting this comment.
What movies do you think were best left with two parts and do you agree with any of the submissions in this list? Tell us your opinions in the comments and if you find a submission you agree with, don’t forget to upvote it!
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The Mummy. The first two focused on ancient Egyptian history & mythology; number 3 suddenly takes place in Asia? Huh?!
You could tell they had to work too hard to make it work from how long it took to introduce us to the new setting.
The cherry on top of that s*** cake was the absence of one Rachel Weiss. Her absence was felt. Don’t get me wrong, Brendon Frasier did great; I blame the writers/ producers/ director. I loved them in the first two! They were so good, spooky, & full of great classic action & comedy; my fav Brandon Frasier movies.
I think Rachel had a scheduling conflict with another movie?
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Unpopular opinion: The Matrix. Honestly maybe even after 1.
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Shrek. There was just no way to beat Shrek 2.
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Preemptively adding Frozen to this list, because I know Disney too well.
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The Fast and the Furious franchise.
I mean three was technically a spin off that was alright and then it got even more silly with 4 and so on.
But those first ones were great fun in there time and the first is actually quite a good movie and plot.
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The Addams Family. Family Values was great. The third one with almost none of the original cast? We don’t talk about that one…
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Taken – Decent enough movie. Reminds me of a simpler time when action movies were pretty strait forward and don’t need to be rewatched to be fully understood. That infamous phone scene is pretty iconic.
Taken II – Ok, not bad. Same recipe, different movie. Fine. Good enough. Good Friday night movie when you don’t want to spend to much effort following.
Taken 3 – Why? Why would anyone do this?
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The Night at the Museum.
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Beethoven, replacing the entire cast for films 3-5 really didn’t work. Even the premise – that Beethoven’s family would have ever left him with another family – didn’t make any sense.
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Robocop. I loved the first 2, but the third was garbage.
I also didn’t like the remake.
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The Land Before Time!
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Ice Age, probably could have stopped at 1.
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Ninja turtles. Secret of the ooze was fun then they got too serious in 3
I tried to watch the reboots but Megan fox has the acting ability of a potato and I had to literally turn it off after 15 minutes
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The lion king!
POV: You are looking for people saying “Sam Raimi’s Spider-man”
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The sequel is not even out but Boss Baby.
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The Mighty Ducks.
D2 was sooo good, but 3 was just nowhere near the same level.
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Sure probably after 1, the second had moments, but after that it became a giant mess and Heather O’ Rourke died.
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Expendables cause they made 3 PG 13 and not rated R which really affected it all.
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Tyler Perry’s Madea franchise.
There are currently 11 movies, with another one coming out next year.
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Lol Cinderella. 2 was okay. 3 was… a twist.
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Psycho. I think 2 was a bad idea myself, but it happened and having “what happens to Norman later on” was a fun thing to explore, but 3 and 4 were totally unnecessary and I’m surprised Anthony Perkins signed on.
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Superman with Christopher R
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