Here is another Top 10 from me, this time about the worst ever made Movie sequels. Did you ever watch a movie sequel because the first part was great and then wondered why you watched it? Here are my Top 10.
10. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Wall Street gave us a searing indictment of capitalism run amok, along with a perfect avatar of the era in the form of Michael Douglas’ Gordon Gekko. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps gave us Shia LaBeouf in a convoluted plot that sees Gekko returning to the world of high finance after a long prison sentence, eager to get revenge on the men who doomed his career. Gekko’s “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good” speech came to define the entire decade. Money Never Sleeps was so generic and boring the world has forgotten it even exists barely a decade later.
9. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
While I loved Blues Brothers, the sequel was just not bad. Replacing John Belushi with a child? No way. At least the music in Blues Brothers 2000 is up to the standard set by the original film, but just about everything else, from the comedy to the characters fails.
8. Zoolander 2 (2016)
The first Zoolander mercilessly satirized the vapid fashion world. The only thing Zoolander 2 makes fun of is the first movie, with characters constantly mocking Ben Stiller’s Derek and Owen Wilson’s Hansel for being old and out of touch. It seems like the sequel was designed to prove that these characters still have value in a world of social media and YouTube stars. But Zoolander 2 was so disappointing it actually made a more compelling case that its heroes were washed-up after all. When Mugatu quipped to Zoolander “It doesn’t hold up, does it?” at one point, the joke resonated with a painful truth.