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These Beloved Movies Have Truly Terrible Sequels

Redbook Logo By Alex Aronson of Redbook | Slide 1 of 13: As the popular saying goes: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Well, it turns out that Hollywood could learn a thing or two from this, as the studios tend to sometimes miss the mark when it comes to crafting juicy sequels to beloved cinematic classics. It's important to keep in mind that no one sets out to make a"bad movie sequel" — and some of these titles might even be a guilty pleasure for a select few – but somewhere along the way, whether it be during casting, scripting, shooting or editing, something just doesn't add up, and these sequels to popular movie sequels fall short of their iconic predecessors. From scary movies like Jaws and The Exorcist to comedy gems like Legally Blonde and Caddyshack, no genre is safe from the occasional lousy sequel. And sure, there are plenty of great movie sequels out there, but as these 12 bad movie sequels prove, sometimes it's best to leave the original alone.

As the popular saying goes: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Well, it turns out that Hollywood could learn a thing or two from this, as the studios tend to sometimes miss the mark when it comes to crafting juicy sequels to beloved cinematic classics. It's important to keep in mind that no one sets out to make a"bad movie sequel" — and some of these titles might even be a guilty pleasure for a select few – but somewhere along the way, whether it be during casting, scripting, shooting or editing, something just doesn't add up, and these sequels to popular movie sequels fall short of their iconic predecessors.

From scary movies like Jaws and The Exorcist to comedy gems like Legally Blonde and Caddyshack, no genre is safe from the occasional lousy sequel. And sure, there are plenty of great movie sequels out there, but as these 12 bad movie sequels prove, sometimes it's best to leave the original alone.

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