12 Sequels That Absolutely No One Needed

In rare instances, a sequel surpasses its original. The Dark Knight, for example. But most of the time, they don’t. In fact, most sequels are probably wholly unnecessary. Here are some we could have lived without – but that Hollywood decided to churn out anyway:

1. Grown Ups 2
Perhaps the bigger question is: Did we need a Grown Ups 1?
2. Sex and the City 2
The first movie made sense - fans of the series needed it to tie up loose ends. But the second movie just felt like they were milking it.
3. Cars 2
Cars was cute and all, but is it anyone's favorite Pixar movie? How did they rush a sequel on this and yet we've had to wait YEARS for a Finding Nemo follow-up?
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4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
We're guessing about 9 out of 10 Indiana Jones fans would deem this flick completely unnecessary.
5. The Hangover Part III
We were into Part 1. We were even on board for Part II, because anything that gives us more Zach Galifianakis can only be a good thing. But Part III was pushing it.
6. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
It just failed to recapture the glory of the original. And we're still mad that Benjamin Bratt wasn't in the second one.
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7. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde
The first movie was fun and fresh. Did we really need to go bigger, bolder and blonder?
8. Dumb and Dumber To
When will they learn to just leave classic comedies alone. The magic was there the first time, but sadly, not the second.
9. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
The most forgotten installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. Most people just pretend it never existed.
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10. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
We know many people clamored for this sequel, but was it really worth it? The first Anchorman could have definitely stood on its own.
11. Hot Tub Time Machine 2

The first movie wasn't exactly a raging success, so it's still baffling why they thought number 2 would be a good idea. It was a critical and commercial bomb, grossing a total of only $12.8 million.

12. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
The title alone should have been a clear sign that this movie was a bad idea. The Squeakuel? Really?

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