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The 5 worst film sequels ever made

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Speaking on BBC Breakfast News last week, Tom Hanks, who plays the voice of Woody let slip that Pixar is working on a new Toy Story film. When asked if there will be a Toy Story 4, he said: "I

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think there will be. They're working on it now." The news that Toy Story 4 may currently be in production is what every Disney animated fan wants to hear. Although Pixar is yet to confirm, fans up and down the country are excited to see the adventures of Woody and the gang continue. Toy Story 3 (2010) was such a

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great success winning two Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song, and many film critics have declared it better than the original. The decision for film production companies to capitalise on a winning formula is not uncommon but sometimes films are better left untouched, especially when a sequel does not live up to expectations.

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Olivia Heath provides a countdown of the Top 5 films that failed to hit the spot with a sequel:

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5) THE GODFATHER: PART III

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The Godfather (1972) is one of the greatest films of all time. The acting, plot, pace and suspense puts this American gangster thriller right at the top with the best. The Godfather: Part II (1974) is arguably better than the first and fans were predictably excited about Francis Ford Coppola’s third instalment. However, The Godfather: Part III (1990) did not live up to the expectation which is highly disappointing when the other two were so great. It’s not as intense and lacks the action that we expect. It’s not bad just not great. 4) LEGALLY BLONDE 2: RED, WHITE AND BLONDE Legally Blonde (2001) was a fun girly film with Reese Witherspoon taking the lead. There was laughter with a good enough plot and supporting cast to make it enjoyable. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003) however had a dreary script that couldn’t even be saved by Witherspoon. Moments of laughter were far and few between. It could have had potential, but it was poorly executed and so a waste of time and money. 3) GREASE 2 Grease (1978) is one of those classic American musicals that you can watch a million times over and still never get bored. With John Travolta and Olivia Newton John playing the lead characters as teens in 1950s America, Grease was the original High School Musical. It’s a shame then that the sequel Grease 2 failed in so many ways. With a new cast hitting Rydell High and with Michelle Pfeiffer taking the lead, it did not aim to recapture anything from the first movie in regards to character development and execution of musicals. 2) SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL

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Speed (1994) had great action intensifying and mind blowing sequences that was enhanced with the screen chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. Three years later comes Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), which brought back Bullock but not Reeves. That was the first mistake. The plot and lacklustre acting that continued for the duration of the film deserves a Razzie for possibly one of the worst sequels ever made. 1) BATMAN AND ROBIN

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Batman and Robin (1997) returned to save the villains from Gotham City and they failed quite miserably. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell and Uma Thurman to name just a few, it lacked everything that is needed for a comic book film to succeed. The acting was not great because the plot had no intense character developments. Visually it was alarmingly disastrous and director Joel Schumacher came under intense scrutiny by loyal fans for his misguided intentions of the film compared to the dark, psychotic and complex Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). It just goes to prove that an all-star cast cannot help a film that has no potential in the first place. Do you agree with my top five? Are there any new sequels that deserve to knock my top 5 off the spot?  Tell me where I got it wrong, or right, and post your alternative lists  below.

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