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  • Dumb and Dumber To on Random Movie Sequels Came Out So Long After Original That No One Cared Anymo

    (#3) Dumb and Dumber To

    • Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle, Carly Craig, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom

    Sequel to: Dumb and Dumber (1994)

    Year released: 2014

    Gap: 20 Years

    The year 1994 belonged to Jim Carrey. He starred in Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and The Mask. So it's safe to say 1994 audiences were responding to Carrey's cartoonish, theatrical brand of comedy. Specifically, critics praised Dumber and Dumber for being a "relentlessly dumb comedy," and it was a huge box office success.

    The 2003 prequel, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, didn't have the original's stars and involved almost no one who made the first film. The true sequel came in 2014 and didn't fare much better than the prequel. Critics noted the brand of comedy wasn't as refreshing as it had been in 1994, and audiences mostly ignored the film during its time in theaters.

  • Zoolander 2 on Random Movie Sequels Came Out So Long After Original That No One Cared Anymo

    (#1) Zoolander 2

    • Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

    Sequel to: Zoolander (2001)

    Year released: 2016

    Gap: 15 years

    Hot off his Meet the Parents success, Ben Stiller directed and starred in Zoolander. The film received mixed reviews, as is the case with many comedies, but favorable critics praised the satire for being a purposely silly film that knew how to have fun with itself. It performed well at the box office, and Stiller's "Blue Steel" pout was a genuine pop culture moment.

    However, Zoolander 2 wasn't able to achieve the same purposely dumb fun, even with a slew of celebrity cameos. The film's failure showed at the box office - it was barely able to make back its budget.

  • Tron: Legacy on Random Movie Sequels Came Out So Long After Original That No One Cared Anymo

    (#13) Tron: Legacy

    • Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Cillian Murphy, Serinda Swan, Michael Sheen, Garrett Hedlund, Yaya DaCosta, Beau Garrett, James Frain, Christine Adams, Bruce Boxleitner, Donnelly Rhodes, Thomas Bangalter, Jack McGee, Jeffrey Nordling, Edie Mirman, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Belinda Montgomery, Brent Stait, Patrick Sabongui, John Reardon, Ron Selmour, Michael Teigen, Conrad Coates, Mi-Jung Lee, Steven Lisberger, Matt Ward, Dan Joffre, Owen Best, Dean Redman, Catherine Lough Haggquist, Mike Ching, Shaw Madson, Dawn Mander, Elizabeth Mathis, Aaron Toney, Christopher Logan, Kofi Yiadom, Dale Wolfe, Anis Cheurfa, Shafin Karim, Rob Daly, Joanne Wilson, Kate Gajdosik, Kis Yurij, Amy Esterle, Allen Jo, Thomas Bradshaw, Odain Watson, Darren Dolynski, Sheldon Yamkovy, Cody Laudan, Will Erichson, Zoe Fryklund, Michael Logie, Kim Do Nguyen

    Sequel to: Tron (1982)

    Year released: 2010

    Gap: 28 years

    While Tron's story didn't reinvent the wheel, it was a landmark work for computer animation. The long-awaited sequel premiered and suffered from the same problems as the original: amazing visuals, lackluster story. Though the sequel brought in $400 million at the box office, the reported budget was $170 million. While the film earned back its budget, the box office performance was underwhelming.

    Unfortunately, in the 28 years it took to make the sequel, the creators' ability to develop characters or deliver a compelling plot didn't improve. Even if the visuals are phenomenal, audiences generally want some sense of a story.

  • The Rage: Carrie 2 on Random Movie Sequels Came Out So Long After Original That No One Cared Anymo

    (#2) The Rage: Carrie 2

    • Mena Suvari, Zachery Ty Bryan, Rachel Blanchard, Amy Irving, Jason London, Charlotte Ayanna, Emily Bergl, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Dylan Bruno, J. Smith-Cameron, Justin Urich, Robert C. Treveiler

    Sequel to: Carrie (1976)

    Year released: 1999

    Gap: 23 years

    Carrie is a landmark pop culture film, with the image of Carrie covered in pig's blood serving as the grimmest representation of being a high school outsider. Not to mention it was the first Stephen King book adapted into a movie. The film was a box office success and critically acclaimed, even receiving Academy Award nominations for Sissy Spacek's and Piper Laurie's performances.

    Critics and audiences alike widely panned the sequel, The Rage: Carrie 2, which lost money by making just $17.8 million on a budget of $21 million. All in all, it was a bomb. Critics even commented that the film was painful to watch because the entire time, the sequel reminded them what a masterpiece the first film was. The 2013 reboot didn't fare much better than the sequel, either.

  • The Godfather Part III on Random Movie Sequels Came Out So Long After Original That No One Cared Anymo

    (#12) The Godfather Part III

    • Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Ron Jeremy, Sofia Coppola, Joe Mantegna, Talia Shire, John Cazale, George Hamilton, Don Novello, Helmut Berger, John Savage, Willie Brown, Al Martino, Carmine Coppola, Michael Bowen, Donal Donnelly, Richard Bright, Raf Vallone, Catherine Scorsese, Rick Aviles, Gia Coppola, Al Ruscio, Gregory Corso, Carmine Caridi, Simonetta Stefanelli, Tony Devon, John Abineri, Franc D'Ambrosio, Franco Citti, Brett Halsey, Robert Cicchini, Jessica DiCicco, Nicky Blair, David Hume Kennerly, Salvatore Billa, Sal Borgese, Anton Coppola, Marino Masé, Vittorio Duse, Emmett Fitzsimmons, Joe Drago, Mickey Knox, Remo Remotti, Anthony Guidera, Enzo Robutti, Vito Antuofermo, Mimmo Cuticchio, Alessandro Ruspoli, 9th Prince of Cerveteri, Jeannie Linero, Paco Reconti, F.X. Vitolo, Valeria Sabel, Michele Russo, Robert Vento, Mario Donatone, Gabriele Torrei, Brian Freilino, Diane Agostini, Frank Tarsia, Tere Livrano, Madelyn Renee, Joe Fontana, Luigi Laezza, Ida Bernardini, Rogerio Miranda, Francesco Paolo Bellante, Michael Boccio, James D. Damiano, Angelo Romero, Beppe Pianviti, Don Costello, Richard Honigman, Janet Savarino Smith, Carlos Miranda, Santo Indelicato, Jeanne Savarino Pesch, Paolo Gavanelli

    Sequel to: The Godfather Part II (1974)

    Year released: 1990

    Gap: 16 years

    People widely consider The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974) two of the best films ever made. Critically acclaimed and box office successes, the films also took home nine Academy Awards between them. But 1990's The Godfather Part III tainted this legacy. Critics gave the film mixed reviews, it performed okay at the box office, and it even racked up seven Academy Award nominations. However, the film has gone on to develop a very poor reputation, likely because audiences will forever compare it to its predecessors.

  • The Strangers: Prey at Night on Random Movie Sequels Came Out So Long After Original That No One Cared Anymo

    (#9) The Strangers: Prey at Night

    • Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman

    Sequel to: The Strangers (2008)

    Year released: 2018

    Gap: 10 years

    Very loosely based on the Manson Family murders, 2008's The Strangers effectively scared the pants off audiences by featuring a group of masked murderers who preferred to torture their victims - a couple at a secluded cabin - through slow-paced scare tactics before finally and quite brutally murdering them. Though the body count was low for a horror film, the game of cat and mouse brought terror and dread to audiences through casting the murderers in shadows and playing a country song on repeat. With a budget of $9 million, the film made more than $82 million at the box office.

    The sequel bucked the quiet, slow-building horror of the first film for an '80s-style slasher movie that made a measly $27 million at the box office and disappointed critics and fans of the original's tact.

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Movie studios are almost certain to follow up a successful blockbuster with at least one sequel. There is no doubt that some sequels are considered to be superior to their predecessor. But there is no guarantee that their sequels will be of the same high quality and popularity. People may even ignore some movie sequels, just because they came out so late.

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