One of the diseases of the modern filmmaker is the need to make sequels to a film. In and of itself a sequel is not necessarily a bad thing and sometimes can be better than the original film.
The problem arises when the company decides that in the name of profit they are going to just keep pumping out films and to hell with the quality. Here is a short stream of consciousness list of movies that went astray.
Jaws– A classic film and a classic soundtrack. Without Jaws we wouldn’t have had the fun of watching spin-off flick Orca. Of course we wouldn’t have been subjected to such horrific movies as Jaws IV.
Revenge of The Nerds– The first one was ok and kind of fun but by the time they got to number 4 it was just painful.
Police Academy– First movie was fine. It wasn’t spectacular but it was enjoyable. If I am not mistaken they are still making these films. Police Academy 27 rolls out later this week.
Rocky– I admit to having enjoyed each one, but by the time they reached Rocky 49 I was just bored beyond belief.
Batman– The Batman series as done by Tim Burton was never great and at times rarely good. The first one was enjoyable in part because of the novelty but Batman and Robin was horrible. On the other hand Batman Begins was excellent.
What do you think?