The worst movie sequel titles of all time

Eye-roll-worthy titles like "The Last Exorcism Part II" and "I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer"


Prachi Gupta
June 26, 2013 1:00AM (UTC)

Despite his better judgment, Liam Neeson has signed on for "Taken 3," the third movie in the spy/kidnap action thriller series. Although producers promise that because “We’ve taken everyone we can take -- it’s going to go in another direction," it's hard to imagine that the movie will maintain its box office appeal. That said, "Taken 3" is only the latest in a rich tradition of bad or poorly titles sequels:

"Aliens" -- 1986, sequel to "Alien"
The title of James Cameron's follow-up to the Ridley Scott sci-fi film basically says, "if you liked 'Alien,' you'll like 'Aliens' ... because there are more of them."

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The Last Exorcism Part II -- 2013, sequel to "The Last Exorcism"
So ... not the Last Exorcism, then?

"Triplets" -- upcoming, sequel to 1988 comedy "Twins"
Here's the rare case where "Twins 2" would have been a better title. Instead, "Triplets," as the title implies, makes the already improbable sibling duo of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito even less plausible, adding Eddie Murphy into the genetic mix.

"A Good Day to Die Hard" -- 2013, the fifth movie in the "Die Hard" franchise
"Die Hard: Die harder again, and again, and again ... and again"

"The Land Before Time 13" --  2007, the 13th sequel to "The Land Before Time"
There is only so long this series can continue before Time catches up to it.

"Look Who's Talking Too" -- 1990 sequel to "Look Who's Talking"
The pun is unbearable. Also, unbareable.

"2 Fast 2 Furious" -- 2003, sequel to "The Fast and the Furious"
There are actually seven full-length films in the"Fast and Furious" street-racing series, but the second film remains the one with the worst title.

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"l'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer" -- 2006, the third movie in the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" series
Fast-forward to the last in this series: "I Sort of Forgot What You Did Last Summer Because It's Been So Long."

"Wild Child Things" -- the upcoming fourth film in the "Wild Things" series
The film is a disturbing combination of '90s cult classic "Wild Things" and events of the Amanda Knox trial.

"Rambo: First Blood Part 2" -- 1985 sequel to "First Blood"
Not first blood, but not quite second blood, either. Apparently "First Blood Part 2" rolls off the tongue more easily.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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