Get Out, Jordan Peele’s acclaimed satire of “post-racial America” cloaked in the guise of a freaky psychological thriller, has been the biggest box office surprise of the year. Naturally, we’ve got to wonder if Peele has plans for a sequel. Jason Blum, the horror hitmaker whose Blumhouse Productions was behind Get Out, seemed less sure, even though his company has released multiple entries in its successful Paranormal Activity, Insidious and The Purge franchises.
As 'Bad Santa 2' manages to re-capture much of what worked for Billy Bob Thornton and Co. 13 years ago, we salute other films in the select circle of follow-ups that don't tarnish the laughs inspired the first time around
When loud and powerful fandoms demand the revival of old favorite movie and TV shows, studios listen, which has led to a glut of sequels, prequels, and cast reunions. Some work quite well — Star Wars: The Force Awakens did OK business, after all — but as the all-around dismal performance of the long-awaited (and much-hyped) Zoolander 2 reminds us, we need to be careful what we wish for. That applies especially to comedy sequels, which over the years typically have struggled to even approach the bar set by the originals. For the most part, the sequels have doubled down on the broadest gags of the first movie and ignored the subtle satire that made their respective predecessors feel fresh.Here’s a list of some of the most disappointing comedy sequels of the past three decades. Good luck to Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday and Kindergarten Cop 2, which come to us later this year.