The 9 Silliest Movie Sequel Titles Ever [VIDEOS]
The new movies coming out between now and the end of the year are like a sequel-palooza — 'Sherlock Holmes,' 'Mission Impossible' and even 'The Chipmunks' are all getting another go-round in theaters. While it's generally-accepted wisdom that sequels are rarely as good as the originals from which they sprang, the names of those sequels may have something to do with how poorly those flicks are often received.
With that in mind, we give you our take on the nine worst (or most-hilariously) named sequels of all time.
'Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace'
Calling the fourth movie in the series “episode one” (even if it's actually a prequel) continues to flummox fans of the franchise, who've now spent more than a decade saying, “No, not that first 'Star Wars' — the real first 'Star Wars.' You know, the one that was actually good.”
'Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise'
The lovable dorks from the first film think Fort Lauderdale is “paradise,” thus proving how sheltered they really are.
'Speed 2: Cruise Control'
Yet another nautical title, and a bad pun at that. “Cruise control” pretty much sums up the level the 'Speed' franchise was at by the time the sequel rolled around.
'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier'
If by “final” they mean “we'll be doing at least seven more movies,” then yeah. Perfect.
'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer'
Unless the madman from the original suffered a nasty blow to the head, we can probably assume he didn't forget what upset him enough to go on that massive killing spree in the first place.
'Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan'
The umpteeth-sequel got a name that makes Jason sound less like a homicidal maniac and more like a struggling dancer with dreams of making it big on Broadway. And step, ball-change, step, ball-change, stab stab stab!
'Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha' Hood'
It's not every day you get to denigrate two cultures in one title. Irish people and African-Americans? You're welcome!
'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked'
The plot for the most recent addition to the 'Chipmunks' franchise involves the little ones being stranded on a desert island after they fall off a cruise ship. Please, please, please let that boat be called the Chips Ahoy. Or the Good Chip Lollipop.
'Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo'
File this one under “hilarious.” In fact, it may be the grand-daddy of them all. Almost 30 years after the film's release, its name still springs up in pop culture references and hack stand-up routines.