16 Sequels Nobody Has Ever Heard Of
In honor of the trailer for Jingle All the Way 2 starring Larry the Cable Guy, here's a look back at other sequels people refuse to acknowledge.
1. Ace Ventura, Jr.
Josh Flitter played Ace Ventura, Jr. in this 2009 spin-off of the original series that starred Jim Carrey. While Carrey isn't in this film, he and Flitter do share one movie credit: both were in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
2. American Psycho 2
Mila Kunis and William Shatner star in this straight-to-DVD sequel to the Christian Bale hit.
3. Road House 2
This straight-to-DVD sequel, which clocks in at under 90 minutes, came out seventeen years after the original.
4. Legally Blondes
Reese Witherspoon, the star of the first two Legally Blonde movies, produced this third film but did not act in it. Instead, the film stars British twins who play cousins of Witherspoon's original character.
5. Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House
Supposedly, this film would have led to a Home Alone TV series had it been well-received.
6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure
In an informal survey done here at the office, a few people admitted to knowing this film exists, but nobody has actually seen it. Can anyone share a review?
7 & 8. Cruel Intentions 2 & 3
Amy Adams starred in Cruel Intentions 2, which was supposed to be a prequel of sorts to the original. Meanwhile, the only connection between the original—starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Philippe, and Reese Witherspoon—and Cruel Intentions 3 appears to be that the writer of the third's last name is Reese.
9. Open Water 2: Adrift
When this script was first written, it was not in any way related to Open Water. But when that film did well in the box office, they decided to repackage Adrift as an Open Water sequel.
10. Road Trip: Beer Pong
Actress Rhoda Griffis, who played "Tour Group Mom" in the 2000 film Road Trip, was cast as "Filthy Mom" in the 2009 sequel. According to IMDb, the producers did not realize she was in the original when they cast her in Road Trip: Beer Pong.
11. Save the Last Dance 2
R&B performer Ne-Yo's first film role was in this straight-to-DVD sequel.
12. Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts
This is the fifth movie in the Dr. Dolittle reboot that began in 1998, and it's the third in the series to go direct-to-DVD and not actually feature the titular doctor in the film.
13. Bambi II
Technically, this 2006 film is not a sequel. It's called a "midquel" because it begins somewhere in the middle of the original Bambi story.
14. Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia
Ken Anderson, the wrestler known as "Mr. Kennedy" who is featured in the image above, is not actually the star of this movie. Nor was the film shot in Colombia. (It was filmed in Puerto Rico.)
15. War of the Worlds 2
This is the sequel to H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, which came out in 2005, not the Steven Spielberg film War of the Worlds, which also came out in 2005.
16. I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
This third I Know What You Did Last Summer film has a 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.