6 Popular Movies With Perfect Endings Ruined by Lame Sequel

When a movie becomes fans’ favorite, it’s not unusual to see filmmakers wanting to further explore its captivating storylines through sequels that may sometimes be below par.

Lackluster follow-ups have been the death of perfect cinematic delivery in recent times, and a group of cineasts considers these popular movies ruined by successors that should never have been produced.

A forum user doesn’t like the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade sequel, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. “I mean Indy riding into the sunset, what a beautiful end to the series … But no,” suggesting that the producers ruined the perfect ending.

1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

One contributor says the “Independence Day sequel was so bad and unnecessary. Someone says the sequel contradicts a fact established in the prequel, “The alien mothership was their whole civilization,” having destroyed it on Independence Day; a sequel makes no sense, even logically.

2. Independence Day (1996)

Several forum contributors think Home Alone 1 and 2 were all there was a need for and couldn’t understand the need for “those boring sequels.” A movie lover thinks Home Alone might have been better remembered if it wasn’t attached to the Home Alone franchise.

3. Home Alone (1990)

The Toy Story ended so well: “Andy passing the toys over to Bonnie to play with as the perfect ending,” one participant explains. A second participant agrees. He says, “It should have ended there.’

4. Toy Story (1995)

A contributor claims the “First Jaws was good” but wasn’t impressed by the three other sequels. Another person explains that “Jaws was a masterpiece. Jaws II wasn’t that bad, and I enjoyed watching it. I pretend the rest don’t exist.”

5. Jaws (1975)

As mentioned to wide upvote on the thread, many consider the sequels of Pirates of the Caribbean as unnecessary and think the movie should have stopped after the second sequel. One contributor explains the failure of the extended sequels, arguing that “the later movies just really couldn’t capture what made the first three great.”

6. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

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