Were in a world where sequels are both the best and worst thing in cinema. As the year moves towards summer audiences are quick to bemoan the high number of films based already existing successes, but mere months later theyre eagerly anticipating the latest Iron Man, Star Trek or X-Men. Talk about flippant. Even though we crave originality, a sequel is dependable and have in recent years proven to be as strong as the original; The Godfather: Part II and The Empire Strikes Back are no longer the only good sequels. And as time goes by, more money is put into the follow ups the the original and its really showing on screen. Well, in most cases. Sometimes the money wont make it on screen and youre left with a damp squib. Nowhere is this better shown than with the special effects. Typically here quality directly correlates to budget, but as with any rule it ends up broken. Here are ten follow ups that for some bizarre reason ended up with visual effects worse than the original. As youll see this isn't just reserved to CGI. I'mtsha going to be looking at all sorts of effects across the past fifty years. Theres budget cuts and technology misuse galore in this article, as well as some very light spoilers.