Special Report

50 Worst Movie Sequels of All Time

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45. Staying Alive (1983)
> Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
> Starring: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.7 out of 10

John Travolta returns as Tony Manero, the pelvic-gyrating disco king from the hit “Saturday Night Fever” in a sequel written and directed by Sylvester Stallone. Instead of a disco, Tony Manero takes his dancing ambitions to Broadway. Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes gave “Staying Alive” a 0 and said the movie was “shockingly embarrassing and unnecessary.” “Saturday Night Fever” received a Freshness score of 83% among critics on Rotten Tomatoes when it was released six years earlier.

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44. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
> Directed by: Colin Strause
> Starring: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, Shareeka Epps
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.2 out of 10

Considering the success of “Aliens” (1986) and “Predator” (1987), combining the two might seem like a great idea. However, “AVP – Alien Vs. Predator” (2004) was poorly received, and its sequel, “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” (2007) did even worse. Only 11% of critics and 30% of audiences delivered positive reviews, with one critic calling it “mindless.”

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43. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
> Directed by: Jim Drake
> Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 2.3 out of 10

The Police Academy movie franchise was hardly a favorite of critics, who dismissed the three earlier comedies as sophomoric. However, the fourth installment of the series hit bottom, with critics on Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 0. Critics Consensus said the film was “utterly, completely, thoroughly and astonishingly unfunny.”

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42. The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
> Directed by: Ed Gass-Donnelly
> Starring: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.6 out of 10

The 2010 horror flick “The Last Exorcism” was relatively well-received by critics, earning a 72% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This number plummeted to 15% for its sequel, “The Last Exorcism Part II.” The movie commits what is perhaps the worst sin possible for a horror film: it is boring.

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41. Are We Done Yet? (2007)
> Directed by: Steve Carr
> Starring: Ice Cube, Nia Long, John C. McGinley
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.3 out of 10

The sequel to “Are We There Yet?” about a family that moves from the city and buys a suburban fixer-upper was a bigger failure among critics than the original. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave the sequel a rating of 8%, and Critics Consensus said “Are We Done Yet” was “uninspired.”