Worst Second Installments In Movie Franchises

Movie sequels are usually worse than its originals. Although people usually hate third and fourth installments, second installments can be quite horrible too! Here are the worst ones

The Top Ten

1 Son of the Mask

How is this not on the list? - B1ueNew

2 Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Alvin & the Chipmunks are among the worst live-action cgi movies ever created in my opinion. They are disgusting, unfunny and overall boring. will admit liking the third one though, that one was pretty good. Even the first one is somewhat enjoyable. However, this one is truly the worst of the franchise. Not only did I hate the new characters introduced, the story is very bad and tries to be hip and cool for kids. So basically Dave goes to hospital and dumb teenager Toby must take care of the chipmunks and the chipmunks go to school, and that's where the wrst part comes, the school. It's so horrible and the characters there are unlikable jerks. One of the worst movies ever! - darthvadern

3 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Ah, yes, the infamous Bayformers series. The ones with no story, no character development, barely any transformers and overuse of CGI. I will admit the first and fourth ones are way worse. But this one's also very bad! So while this one kinda has a story it's not very memorable, so Sam Nitwit (pun intended) goes to college and does something I don't remember. It's pretty bad. I don't even remember much from this movie, but I also hated the oversexualized women characters. This movie is just horrible! - darthvadern

I actually liked this movie. - TheDarkOne_221b

4 Troll 2

I haven't seen this movie but since I often run out of items for lists and this movie is super hated I decided I should put this here too. - darthvadern

If you have not seen a movie, you cannot put it on a worst list. - iliekpiez

I ran out of items! So I put hated movies here, besides people will add it no matter what! - darthvadern

Alright, how is Star Wars The Last Jedi worse than this?

How is Last Jedi worse than this? - B1ueNew

I don't know I just put it at a number spot because I ran out of items (I haven't seen this movie), and I put the movies I truly hate at highest spots - darthvadern

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5 Cars 2

You said you like this movie. I can think other 83822828282828282828 movies to make the entire list as there is a lot like the Neverending Story II - iliekpiez

Did you read my comment? I couldn't come up with more movies to fill the list! - darthvadern

This movie is really only filler for the list, but people hate it so I had it here too - darthvadern

6 The Amazing Spider-Man 2

As a guy who has seen both the original and this sequel, I can say that they're not bad movies. However they are definitely a big let-down from the Raimi movies. Especially this one. It's very messed up and it overuses a bunch of CGI and Green Goblin was wasted in the movie. However, Electro was a very good villian and I feel bad for him, overall, not a bad movie but a forgettable one. - darthvadern

7 The Smurfs 2

This movie was really bad! - darthvadern

8 Ant-Man and the Wasp

This movie's great in my opinion. - Misfire

Its just a SJW political movie disney ruined. - B1ueNew

Awful. - B1ueNew

I haven't seen it but judging from what B1ueNew said about this movie it sounds like a Zootopia sequel in terms of politics - darthvadern

9 High School Musical 2

I watched one of the High School Musical movies because I was forced to. I think it was this one...? Anyways, I did not like it all. It was awful. - Misfire

10 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Here is the question does Empire strike back count has the second installment since it was the 2nd movie made of the Franchise even though it is episode 5 or does Attack of the Clones count as the second installment because it is the 2nd episode of the Star Wars story? - germshep24

We are looking at it as a franchise not as three separate trilogies, if your looking at it has a whole series what is the second installment - germshep24

Empire Strikes Back counts as it was the second Star Wars movie to come out - iliekpiez

You mean technically ninth. Okay then. - iliekpiez

Some people may say this shouldn't be on the list, but I consider it to be a second installment, in the sequel trilogy, I mean if The Empire Strikes Back counts as a second installment the nthis does too. I think everyone already knows how I feel about the movie so I won't explain about the movoe - darthvadern

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The Contenders

11 Rio 2

Here we have a Blue Sky animated movie. Rio 2, I wil admit it's snot really that bad. However compared to the original this is just one massive dissapointment! The first one is really memorable and fun and I consider it to be one of Blue Sky's best movies! However the sequel does't win the same title. I will admit I love the jungle enviroment but the rest is forgettable, I hate how mean-spirited this movie is, Blu is treated like crap constantly in this movie and the new characters are horrible. I also don't see the point of Nigel returning since this movie already has villians and he's only for filler! However I won't complain since the movie lacked tons of cool characters so it's kinda understandable why they brought back the excellent main antagonist from the original - darthvadern

12 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

This movie is really good, however it's a bit dissapointing and it kinda rehashes the original. - darthvadern

13 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Not out yet. But It's probably going to suck because it's basically a cash grab. - B1ueNew

Not out yet but I'm not interested in it - darthvadern

Dear the Lego group
please don't make a movie franchise like the MCU. I enjoyed your toys like 3 years ago, Now you just make these movies and T.V. shows and games for cash. - B1ueNew

14 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

I loved this one, actually. - Misfire

It says "Lost in New York" and has the Empire State Building on the poster. You should have been expecting it. Also, if you cannot come up with movies, research. - iliekpiez

So first you say I should not have movies I haven't seen on the list, and then you say I must research for more movies which one is it? - darthvadern

Yeah lemme hate a movie for taking too much place in New York! Despite it SAYING New york in the title! WHY? I wanted it to take place in Tennesese or London in a movie called "Lost in New York" - B1ueNew

This was good. - B1ueNew

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15 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II

There's a sequel for this?! - Misfire

16 Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
17 Jurassic Park: The Lost World

I might be on the other side because I thought this was a good movie. - B1ueNew

What? This was great! - darthvadern

18 Batman and Robin

This movie is bad from the critical and no bat nipples rule stand point from an entertainment stand point is was quite good, if you watch a movie just for a good time you don't care about bad acting, weird plot, and dad jokes it is really fun movies - germshep24

You mean 4th but alright then. - B1ueNew

Not that it is complete trash put if you going to make a list the least you could do is go on imdb or just play it the safe way and only add titles with two in it - germshep24

I heard it was really bad - darthvadern

And you have not seen it - iliekpiez

19 Psycho II
20 Highlander II: The Quickening

Oh you have got to be kidding. Have any of these other movies completely went against what the original movie was? And I don't mean that as in "morals", I mean this completely threw away everything stated in the first Highlander movie. Troll 2 would sort of count for this but that was never a sequel, it was completely unrelated.
(Random fun fact: Neither Star Wars movie on this list is a second installment. Last Jedi was the eighth and Attack of the Clones was the fifth. The actual second installment was The Empire Strikes Back, which was very good.)

21 A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

This movie is just atrocious, the whole story is just confusing - germshep24

22 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

It's good to look at, but the plot is not so great. - Misfire

5th installment - B1ueNew

Not really a second installment unless you count Jurassic World as a seperate duology - darthvadern

23 Speed 2: Cruise Control
24 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

If the Last Jedi counts this crappy overrated movie should too. - B1ueNew

I thought this movie was great, but the worst of the real six - darthvadern

25 Thor: The Dark World
26 Iron Man 2
27 Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
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Top Remixes

1. Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
1. Son of the Mask
2. Ant-Man and the Wasp
3. Troll 2
1. Son of the Mask
2. Cars 2
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2


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