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    Default Movies you cant believe got sequels or became trilogies

    First off, NOT asking about direct to video/DVD stuff (the list would then be never ending), but actual theatrical releases.

    What got me thinking was seeing LONDON HAS FALLEN playing as i channel surfed today.

    Donít get me wrong, I liked the first movie, but thought WHITE HOUSE DOWN was way more fun, and thought for sure, of the two, IT would get a sequel.
    Never happened.
    But weíre on our third FALLEN movie.
    I mean, iíve never heard anyone online or IRL rave about these movies. I actually saw a lot of negative chat on the second installment.
    So, are these movies really inexpensive to make? Does someone owe Gerard Butler a favor? I dunno, but yeah, iím definitely surprised this became a trilogy.

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    Pixar's Cars. Considering the sales of merchandise, it probably makes sense. But for the movies themselves, I guess the only reason they got made was because they were John Lasseter's pet projects. Can't see any other reason.

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    Weekend at Bernies

    Corpses are so fun you need more than one movie to document it.

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    Final Destination

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    Jaws, The Ring, and Jurassic Park

    The original films were all incredible films and did not need any sequels.

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    Terminator. Never, ever should have been a third movie, let alone all these others. 2 is easily where the franchise should have ended.

    Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer. After everyone hated the first I just can't fathom how it got made.

    Independence Day. 20 years too late.

    The Hobbit. I liked this trilogy, but it really should not have been 3 movies.

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    I would say The Hobbit movies are the worst example of Franchise Abuse I've seen.
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    Wow. I loved Smaug and the Five Armies.

    They were easily some of the top movies I had to get when I upgraded to 4k

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    The Purge. Like, one movie is enough to get how this world works.

    On the other side of the same Ethan Hawke, Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight is a pleasant candidate for this topic. Can't believe we got a sequel, but glad that it became a trilogy.

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    The Hobbit is too obvious.

    I may catch flack for it, but the Nolan Batman films. Just wasn't that into them. Yes, that even includes Heath Ledger Joker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope89 View Post
    The Hobbit is too obvious.

    I may catch flack for it, but the Nolan Batman films. Just wasn't that into them. Yes, that even includes Heath Ledger Joker.
    I don't know if that fits the topic though, I mean regardless of personal taste I think it's easy to understand why Batman Begins got sequels...it's obvious if you don't care for it whil films like the OP listed like Gerard Butler's "...Fallen" films aren't obvious.

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    The X-Files: I Want to Believe

    The first film (Fight the Future) did fine but I can't understand what compelled them to think that releasing a sequel a decade later was a good idea.

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    The Fast & The Furious, Scream, Paranormal Activity.

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    The Fast and the Furious
    Blair Witch Project (and oddly enough, I liked the sequel better)
    Rocky
    Rambo
    Jurassic Park
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope89 View Post
    The Hobbit is too obvious.
    Liked them myself.

    Frankly, the only examples I can think of are direct-to-video at the moment.
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