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10 "Terrible" Movie Sequels That Are Actually Good

Not all sequels are bad, and these ones are certainly worth your time...

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If you consider yourself a film buff, then there's a pretty strong chance that you've sat down to watch the sequel to one of your all-time favourite movies only to find yourself so utterly disappointed by just how poor it was.

The notion of terrible sequels is certainly nothing new, with a number of Hollywood's greatest films being succeeded by a slew of dreadful follow-ups in franchises that should have just known to leave well enough alone. Yes, there are exceptions to that rule - the rare breed of sequel that is so good it even eclipses its predecessor comes to mind - but the general consensus is that sequels often struggle to match the heights of what came before.

Somewhere in the midst of all that, however, you'll find this lot. A bunch of solid sequels done so dirty by their negative reputation that you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who wants to watch them, and yet they all possess their own charming qualities that make them worthy of your time. Whether they're direct sequels, spin-offs or even threequels, they simply don't deserve the hate because they're actually pretty great movies.

Let's get to know these underappreciated gems a little better...

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Michael Patterson is an experienced writer with an affinity for all things film and TV. He may or may not have spent his childhood obsessing over WWE.