Special Report

50 Worst Movie Sequels of All Time

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5. Troll 2 (1990)
> Directed by: Claudio Fragasso
> Starring: Michael Paul Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.3 out of 10

Horror flick “Troll 2” has developed a cult status for being “so bad it’s good.” A documentary titled “Best Worst Movie” (2009) about the making of the film was even produced. And while 44% of viewers on Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a positive rating, only 6% of professional critics could bring themselves to do the same.

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4. King Kong Lives (1986)
> Directed by: John Guillermin
> Starring: Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, Peter Elliott
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 1.6 out of 10

The original “King Kong” (1933) is a treasure of cinema, was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry, and has garnered near-universal praise from critics. It was remade in 1976, for which the sequel “King Kong Lives” was released a decade later. This film, in which King Kong seeks out a female gorilla mate, does not have a single positive critic review on Rotten Tomatoes, with most finding it simply dull.

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3. Son of the Mask (2005)
> Directed by: Lawrence Guterman
> Starring: Jamie Kennedy, Traylor Howard, Alan Cumming
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.8 out of 10

This sequel to the cartoonish Jim Carrey-vehicle “The Mask” (1994) won over 6% of critics and 16% of audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie features both a baby and a dog wearing the titular mask. Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus refers to the flick as “painfully unfunny” and “sorely missing the presence of Jim Carrey.”

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2. The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)
> Directed by: Tom Six
> Starring: Dieter Laser, Laurence R. Harvey, Eric Roberts
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.2 out of 10

The Human Centipede series hit its lowest point with its third and final entry, “The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence).” The movie centers around a prison warden who, inspired by the earlier Human Centipede films, sets out to connect 500 humans. The gross-out flick impressed 17% of critics and 11% of viewers on Rotten Tomatoes and reportedly made less than $15,000 at the domestic box office.

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1. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
> Directed by: Bob Clark
> Starring: Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.2 out of 10

Director Bob Clark’s original “Baby Geniuses” (1999) was not a critical hit, with just 2% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes giving it a good review. His follow-up, “Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2” (2004), managed to do even worse, receiving zero positive reviews. Audiences didn’t love it either — it currently holds a 1.9/10 rating on IMDb, making it the only film on this list to have a rating lower than 2.0. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, critic Joanne Kaufman called it “unspeakably ghastly.” The sequel managed to gross less than half of its $20 million production budget at the domestic box office, although this did not stop the production of a further three Baby Geniuses movies.