This article is the second in a two-part series by the staff here at Goliath; in the first, we talked about great movies that deserved sequels but didn’t get one, and in this article we’ll be dedicating some time to speaking about some terrifically awful films that did manage to get sequels, although, in the case of most of these films, we can’t rightly figure out why. In a world seemingly struggling to produce quality entertainment, it’s astounding that these intellectual properties are the ones we fell back on when it came time to produce something for the silver screen. Most everyone involved in these films should be ashamed, or at the very least feel somewhat bad, about their involvement, because trust us when we say some of these films are awful. Not just bad, but incredibly bad. Remember, we aren’t talking about bad sequels (although most all of them are quite bad as well), we’re talking about the horrid, wretched films that somehow managed to get sequels into production. Here are 10 awful movies that didn’t deserve sequels (but got them anyways).
10. Grown Ups
The Sequel: Grown Ups 2
Grown Ups, which was released in 2010, wasn’t exactly a rousing success, which left many people (us included) curious as to how a sequel, 2013’s Grown Ups 2, managed to get made. Despite a star-studded cast that included Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Salma Hayek, and David Spade, Grown Ups was critically panned and commercially unsuccessful upon its release; it was puerile, unfunny and quite obviously an excuse for Sandler and his buddies to get paid while hanging out and acting like children (Sandler himself has said he now uses his movies as an excuse for paid vacations. The man actually said that). It should come to an as little shock, then, that Grown Ups 2 was even worse than its predecessor, with most everyone (cast included, we’re sure) wondering who the hell gave these people money to make a film in the first place.