10 Terrible 2012 Films That Will Get Sequels Anyway


For the most part, 2012 was an adequate year for movies. There weren't really any films that stuck out, broke new ground or had the world on its knees. Sure, there were great films (Argo, The Master, Skyfall, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Zero Dark Thirty, just to name a few), but nothing was simply outstanding enough to make us sit and take notice. Even the most anticipated movie of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises, was just... okay. But as with any year in film, there sure were a lot of terrible films that stick out in our memories. As it seems to be happening more and more, the bad movies certainly outnumber the good ones. With the prospect of making movies to be a more expensive venture than ever, it is sometimes baffling to see how a studio could even consider writing a check to finance some of these stinkers. Miraculously, those stinkers somehow turn a profit, some more substantial than others, thus opening the door for an equally profitable sequel. Here is our list of the 10 terrible movies that will probably get sequels in the coming years.

10. Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance

ghostrider600 If the box office receipts tell us anything, there will probably be a 3rd Ghost Rider film in the near future. The 2nd installment in Marvel's saga of Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) didn't make as much money as the 2007 installment, but it was produced on a much smaller budget and had the added bonus of 3D to put asses in seats. This mind numbingly paint by the numbers sequel saw a substantial return on its modest $60 million budget. With the popularity of 3D films bigger than ever, and the fact that Nicolas Cage pretty much never turns down anything that he is offered, rest assured another putrid re-telling of another sub-par Marvel comic is in the works as we speak.
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Kyle Hytonen is a film school grad, an independent film-maker, photographer and sleeper-inner.