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Sequels I Wish Weren’t Happening

I try not to shit on movies too much when I see trailers. I really, really do. Usually, my complaints amount to a passing comment like, “I can’t believe that’s going to be a movie!” Then I move on and stuff my face some more (I’m usually eating when I say these things, you see). However, every once in a while, a movie comes along that I just have to say something about -a whole post’s worth of something. And this time, there are not one, but two whole movies coming out that I have absolutely no desire to see that they actually inspired burning hatred from within me.

Grown Ups 2

I never saw Grown Ups in theaters (this whole post is about things I hate, so it’s understandable that I wouldn’t pay to see this movie), but unfortunately I did manage to catch some of it on TV. I’m not sure I can actually explain where my dislike stems from (David Spade, probably), but I have to assume it has something to do with the movie starring four comedians who are in the driest of dry spells.

This sequel is doing them no favors, either. Adam Sandler, Spade, Chris Rock, and Kevin James may be big names, but that does not warrant this kind of trash getting a sequel.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

I’m sure I’m the minority here, but I absolutely hated the first Anchorman. Something about it just turned me off completely. Not only that, but it didn’t really seem like the type of movie to get a sequel. I’d wager that it’s a cult hit at this point, and sequels to those types of films almost never turn out any good. (S. Darko, anyone?)

Films, like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, that become so beloved always have trouble in this department. I doubt any sequel made could stand up to what’s been built up in a fan’s head.

Final Thoughts

Not only do these two movies have the audacity to exist, but one’s coming out this summer, and the other is coming out in December, so now two popular movie seasons have been tainted. How dare Hollywood not bend to my every whim, dammit!

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Are there any movies you can’t believe have gotten a sequel? Hit up the comments and let us know! (Also, Anchorman fans, feel free to eviscerate my feelings behind the anonymity of the internet.)

  • I loved Anchorman so I’m looking forward to the sequel. But, I agree with Grown Ups. Was the first one even a hit? It seems like it’s been a while since Adam Sandler produced a great movie.

    • I’m not sure whether or not it actually was, but it sure didn’t SEEM like it. I’m rooting for him to make a quality comeback, though. I really am.