Sequels can be a safe bet financially, since there’s already an established audience. Unfortunately, Hollywood sometimes takes advantage of this and churns out sequel after sequel just to take our money, all the while ruining what would have been a good stand-alone film. Here are 30 of the worst offenders!
1 of 30 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
The original Police Academy was one of the best films to release of the decade, and it had audiences rolling with laughter. Naturally, fans flocked to the sequel, only to find Police Academy 2. Audiences that loved the original film were severely disappointed with this sequel to Police Academy. Reviewers immediately labeled the film twice as dumb as its predecessor but only half as fun. It didn’t help that only 6 cadets from the original film could return for the second. The entire dynamic was thrown out of balance, and the story suffered for it. It has a meager Rotten Tomatoes rating of 23%.
The reason Police Academy 2 may have been so bad was that the sequel was definitely just thrown together. A year after the original released, the sequel came to theaters. It definitely felt slapped together, and, in the end, it felt like a horrible cash-grab.
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