Top Ten Disappointing Movies That Were Followed Up by Even Worse Movies

Ok. Let me explain what this list is about since I'm not even sure if I understand it. This list compiles the best examples of movies that everyone thought were bad until they were followed by much worse successors (sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots, spin-offs, etc.). The movies listed below may or may not be sequels themselves, mind you. Let this list of films illustrate how we need to enjoy what we have instead of hope for something better (because the next one might not be).

The Top Ten

Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man 3 Product Image

Amazing Spider-man 2 was one of the greatest Superhero movies ever.

'Spider-Man 3' looks a lot friendlier now that we've had to fight through the failed 'Amazing Spider-Man' series (I'm talking about you, #2). - BKAllmighty

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Product Image

This one has never really been thought of as a "bad" movie, however there were mixed emotions at the time of its initial release due to its darker tone, heavy violence, and... well... monkey brains. Of course, after 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' came out, everything has been hunky dory for 'Indy 2'. - BKAllmighty

Actually, Last Crusade was awesome. - RalphBob

Alien 3 Alien 3 Product Image

Okay, not that good as the first ( so Obvious ) or second Alien but disappointing? I think that this " Ripley " trilogy is one of the best trilogies made.

Oh no. Alien 3 was a great film. I loved its dark style. At least it tried to do something new. A3 is by far the most risky Alien movie. They should've added more likable characters. This is it!

Resurrection was entertaining enough. We saw xenos underwater which is great too!

While many would still argue that the third entry in the Alien series is the least-liked, 'Alien Resurrection's overreliance on its gross-out gags and overall goofiness help AlienĀ³ feel a bit more grounded (Get it? 'Cause it takes place on a planet? ). - BKAllmighty

Cars Cars Product Image

This movie is why we still haven't gotten the promised Incredibles sequel... - Turkeyasylum

And now they created "Planes", which is even worse than the Cars franchise. - Minecraftcrazy530

2006's 'Cars' was Pixar's first movie to receive more than a handful bad reviews. Why did they decide to give 'Cars', their least-liked film, a sequel before 'Finding Nemo', 'Monsters, Inc. ', and The Incredibles? Money. It's all thanks to all the 6 year old boys who bought the merchandise. Now we have 'Cars 2'. And we're getting a 'Cars 3'. Great. At least the first installment is watchable. - BKAllmighty

Too bad everyone's wasting their energy complaining about "Frozen". Before that movie even existed, "Cars" was always an overrated, overmarketed nuisance.

Batman Forever Batman Forever Product Image

The Joker in the first one was great, but Batman was terrible. He couldn't even turn his head. The others after it were historically bad.

When compared to comically bad 'Batman & Robin' and the unwatchable 'Catwoman', Joel Schumacher's first stab at the Batman series seems far superior. - BKAllmighty

Piranha 3D (2010) Piranha 3D (2010) Product Image

This movie actually wasn't so much a disappointment as much as it was an acquired taste. Not everyone wants to watch people get chunks bitten out of them by evil fish for 2 hours. I understand that. But the sequel, 'Piranha 3DD', couldn't even please that special group of gore lovers. Not even David Hasselhoff could save it from drowning. - BKAllmighty

Ghost Rider Ghost Rider Product Image

Anyone who has seen both 2007's 'Ghost Rider' and 2012's 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' obviously had to like the first one in order to seriously consider seeing the second one (unless you're spontaneous like me). The "stand-alone" sequel had its moments of glory but was mostly uneven and bizarre, while the original was just a little over-confident and cheesy. Neither of them are great but the former one is watchable. - BKAllmighty

Star Trek: Insurrection Star Trek: Insurrection Product Image

Insurrection was boring and silly but I loved Nemesis very much!

'Insurrection' was sort of dull, 'Nemesis' was both dull and brainless. Thank goodness for the 2009 quasi-prequel reboot! - BKAllmighty

Home Alone 3 Home Alone 3 Product Image

This one was disappointing but the 4th and 5th are WAY worse! - MarioMaster101

Just watch Home Alone 4 and 5 and you'll warm up to 3 very easily, believe me. - BKAllmighty

Superman III Superman III Product Image

'Superman IV: The Quest for Peace' was so unforgivingly terrible that its predecessor, 'Superman III', looks like 'Gone with the Wind' by comparison. - BKAllmighty

The Contenders

The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Product Image
Shrek the Third Shrek the Third Product Image
Resident Evil: Afterlife Resident Evil: Afterlife Product Image
Jaws 3 Jaws 3 Product Image
Scooby-Doo (2002) Scooby-Doo (2002) Product Image

Scooby-Doo 2 is actually better. Though the made-for-T.V. movies are absolutely unwatchable. - BeatlesFan1964

Attack of the Clones Attack of the Clones Product Image
The Amazing Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man Product Image
The Hangover Part II The Hangover Part II Product Image
Knowing Knowing Product Image
Man of Steel Man of Steel Product Image
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Product Image
Ice Age: Continental Drift Ice Age: Continental Drift Product Image
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