38 Characters and Stories Ruined by Their Own Sequels

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38 Characters and Stories Ruined by Their Own Sequels

Hollywood, were begging you. If a character dies, leave them dead. If a character learns a lesson, dont give them amnesia. If you have a scary doll or monster shark, make sure they remain scary!

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Failed Sequels Grease 2 They couldn't catch Grease Lightning in a bottle again. In 1978, Grease was Paramount's second highest grossing film (behind The Godfather). But by 1982, that '50s bad boy style felt stale. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John didn't return for it. CRACKED

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Failed Sequels Predator 2 Predator 2: Lost in L.A. It sounds like a fictional movie in the BoJack Horseman universe, but nope. Bringing Predator from the rainforest to Los Angeles and overcomplicating the story confused fans, and it fell way short of its successful original. CRACKED

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CRACKED.COM STARWARS RETURN OF THE JEDI Being frozen in carbonite seems to have turned Han Solo into an incompetent crybaby. After his rescue, all Solo does is bumble around battles, nearly gets eaten by Ewoks, and spends half of the film being jealous of Leia and Luke.

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CRACKED COM At the end of Ted, stoner/slacker John Bennet becomes a mature adult and marries the woman he loves. Yay John! In Ted 2, immature slacker and recently-divorced John Bennet finds a woman more like him instead of trying to better himself.

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SNOKE SEEMED LIKE AN INTERESTING VILLAIN, AND I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING HIS BACK STORY. But in the first 15 minutes of Rise of Skywalker, we learn that he was Palpatine's pawn, with no apparent identity of his own. CRACKED.COM

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life does a good job of portraying Rory's 30-something burnout. They also make her a serial cheater for no reason. She hadn't always made the best decisions about love, but the way she constantly forgets about her boyfriend adds a cruel streak to her that's played off as a running joke. CRACKED.COM

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In The Godfather: In The Godfather: Part III, Michael Part II, Michael Corleone is a Corleone is ruthless, powerful pathetic and figure, a natural wracked heir to the with guilt, formidable Vito trivializing the Corleone. family saga. CRACKED.COM

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In the first Legally Blonde movie, Elle Woods is a perky but still grounded and likeable character. In the sequel, she's an obnoxious caricature. CRACKED.COM

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Thor: Ragnarok has turned Thor into a goofball for no reason. While his transformation into a comedic figure is a courageous reinvention of the character, the experience is extremely jarring when you consider his personality in his previous movies. It's hard to believe that Thor would still joke around when his fellow Asgardians are facing extinction. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM In Jaws, the shark was a mysterious, rarely-shown predator By Jaws: The Revenge, the shark had become a joke, tracking the Brody family to the Bahamas seeking revenge.

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