One of the biggest crimes a sequel can commit against movie-goers (and there's a lot) is changing a character you love. How dare Hollywood take it upon themselves to mess with established heroes and villains, forcing you to reconsider what you actually liked about them in the first place... what's wrong with just leaving things as they are?
And yet this is one of the big risks that La La Land takes on a frequent basis when they opt for the ill-fated follow-up film, usually when the crew changes or they bring a new writer on board; the potential to re-write the personality of a character to the point where they're rendered as a mere shadow of their former self is just too much, it seems. Sometimes it's like the old version never existed in the first place - as if the actor in question were playing a completely different person all together.
Here are nine of the worst offenders from a number of questionable sequel films, all of which managed to horribly mangled beloved characters with gusto. Yay.