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.
Here is a list of my Top10 Movie Franchises. Missing something or disagree? Sound off in the Comments..
Sine the first Movie came out back in the 90s the World was in Dino Fever. And with the start of the Jurassic World Movies it got only bigger.
9. Die Hard
With 5 out Movies since 1988 one of the smaller Franchises, but it is really hard to not like the Cop who always saves the day. Not sure if there is more to come in this Franchise since A Good Day to Die Hard but I was up for it.
The X Men Franchise including Deadpool became a really big Hit, with Spinoffs on Wolverine and even Prequels it was one of my favourite Movie Franchises to watch in Cinema. With now being taken into the Marvel Cinematic Universe we will see where the journey goes.
Arguably the biggest character to make the transition from comic book to the Movie screen, it’s fair to say the Batman franchise has had its ups and downs over the years. After Batman had been flapping around without any real sense of direction, Christopher Nolan took the job for The Dark Knight Trilogy and was a huge success, with Christian Bale steadying the ship as the Caped Crusader. But a hero is only as good as his villains, and Batman’s iconic adversaries such as the Joker, Penguin and Bane just enhance the franchise’s appeal. It’s just a shame Ben Affleck’s Batman crashed and burned.
Here comes another Top10 from me. This time I am putting my favourite Top10 Movie Villains. I know there are so many, but lets try to get the best ones together. If you are missing one let me know in the Comments.
10. Immortan Joe (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)
Immortan Joe made himself into a divine figure for the War Boys that regard him as a god leading them to a chrome-plated afterlife in Valhalla should they impress him on the battlefield.
9. Amon Goeth (“Schindler’s List”)
8. T-1000 “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”
It’s so ruthless, it even made running scary.
7. Agent Smith (“The Matrix Triology”)
With that permanently down-turned mouth and magnificently furrowed brow, Hugo Weaving’s Agent Smith is a remorseless enforcer whose remit is simply to maintain cold, hard order. Epic.