The Craziest, Longest, Silliest Movie Titles: The Revenge

ALTRemember when titling a sequel was as easy as slapping a “2” after the title of the original movie? Karate Kid 2. Jaws 2. Superman II. Easy! Well, not anymore. Now everyone is keeping away from the “2” like it’s the unpopular kid in school. 

Instead, movies these days are opting to put a colon after the title of the original film, creating an insane long crazy title. The most recent offender is 2014’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs sequel, which Sony announced this week would be called Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers. Oh god. 
And sequels aren’t the only ones. Titles grow long and longer, not only including whole sentences, but also entire lists of things. So here’s our list of the most outrageous colon-fueled movie titles. Yes, of course Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo is included. 

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After getting his master's degree in poetry, Senior Writer Brian Moylan started writing about television and pop culture for Gawker, The Guardian, The Washington Blade and a few other reputable publications. Brian has an honorary PhD in “Jersey Shore” studies from the University of Chicago. He's shared his often hilarious views about the tube on VH1, MSNBC, TV Guide Channel, MTV (Canada), BBC radio, and NPR. He can usually be found at his apartment in New York yelling at the TV and dodging calls from Real Housewives. He is a Taurus and likes long walks on the beach, fried chicken, and almost every reality television program ever created (especially “The Swan”).

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