There’s nothing wrong with making sequels for movies. The only thing is that, sometimes, the producers don’t know when to stop milking the cow. Hollywood has come up with several movie franchises that went on for too long and should have ended way earlier. What could have been a wonderful legacy of the initial films in the franchise was ruined by sub-par sequels hitting the cinema screens every year with the sole motive of making money instead of doing justice to the plot and storyline.
Here are 5 Hollywood movie franchises that should stop churning out new films immediately:
- The Fast and the Furious
The new trailer for the next sequel in The Fast and the Furious franchise has just released. It looks pretty much the same as the last 7 films — same actors, same storyline, set in a different country with a different villain, but minus Paul Walker. The quality of the franchise has declined so much so that it seems that we are watching the same recycled film with barely enough changes to differentiate it from the rest.
Not only has the craze of the F&F films died, Paul Walker’s death which resulted in the loss of a major character has left the franchise beyond repair. It’s high time this ride came to an end!
2. Star Wars
Remember the iconic moment when Darth Vader said: “Luke, I am your father”. Unfortunately, the Star Wars franchise hasn’t seen such iconic moments since. The quality has declined significantly and there is no way the sequels can match up to the original 1997 film.
However, the fans of Star Wars, never acknowledge the painful truth — that their beloved franchise isn’t what it used to be. Especially in light of the criticism of the 2016 film Rogue One, the producers should let this idea rest for some time.
3. The Bourne Series
The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) were the only films in this franchise that were worth watching. The quality took a huge hit with Bourne Legacy (2012) and The Bourne Something or Other (2015) and ruined what could have been a successful film trilogy.
It’s high time for the producers to think of “Something or the Other”and leave this movie franchise alone.
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street
That’s precisely what this franchise is turning out to be. A “nightmare”. With 9 movies in the franchise, none of has been hugely successful. The producers don’t seem to stop with the torture that they’ve been inflicting on the audience since 2 decades.
5. Scary Movie
Do I even need to explain this one? This franchise has been tragic and has ruined slapstick comedy for everyone. The first Scary Movie (2000) was appreciated for its fresh humor and brutal take on the horror films.
Then began a downward spiral as the producers released one trashy sequel after another that scarred the audience for life.
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