Special Report

50 Worst Movie Sequels of All Time

Source: Courtesy of TriStar Pictures

50. Weekend at Bernie’s II (1993)
> Directed by: Robert Klane
> Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.5 out of 10

Actors Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman return in this sequel about two slackers palling around with the corpse of their murdered boss. While 41% of audience members reported liking the comedy on Rotten Tomatoes, only 10% of critics could bring themselves to giving it the thumbs up.

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

49. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
> Directed by: Danny Cannon
> Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brandy Norwood
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.3 out of 10

This 1998 teen horror flick revives the character of Julie James — played by Jennifer Love Hewitt — who, along with her friends, was involved in a deadly hit and run in the 1997 movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” This time, she’s in the Bahamas. Only 7% of critics liked the movie, calling it boring and moronic.

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

48. The Next Karate Kid (1994)
> Directed by: Christopher Cain
> Starring: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.7 out of 10

“The Karate Kid” (1984) was praised by critics as exciting and heart-warming. Much less appreciated was “The Next Karate Kid” (1994) — the fourth in the series released one decade later. Only 7% of critics enjoyed it, despite the talents of a young Hilary Swank in the lead.

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

47. Problem Child 2 (1991)
> Directed by: Brian Levant
> Starring: John Ritter, Michael Oliver, Jack Warden
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.4 out of 10

In its Critics Consensus, Rotten Tomatoes characterized “Problem Child 2” as a “dubious sequel,” and only 7% of critics liked the movie, which revisits the home life of a mean, selfish child and his dad. Amazingly, the sequel managed to top the original’s critics rating of 0 on Rotten Tomatoes, which Critics Consensus panned as “particularly unpleasant.”

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

46. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
> Directed by: Simon Wincer
> Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.6 out of 10

On Rotten Tomatoes, 87% of critics gave positive ratings to the original “Crocodile Dundee” (1986) about a charming crocodile hunter adjusting to life in New York City. Reviews for the series’ third installment, “Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles” (2001), were less kind. Only 11% of critics liked it and one-quarter of audiences, with the site’s Critics Consensus describing it as “as unnecessary as it is belated.”

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