Remember 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.