As film fans, we've all been there: popcorn in hand, eagerly waiting for the trailers to come on and make us wish we'd rather be watching that than the film we're about to watch. Lo and behold, one comes on that fills us with anger and dread, followed by a loud exclaim of "Why are they doing another one?"
Not every film needs a sequel, and with Hollywood studios becoming increasingly keen to turn any moderate hit into a franchise, it's usually us fans who have to deal with their lackluster follow-ups.
Whether it's because there's nowhere left for the story to go, it's been too long since the original came out or it simply wasn't that good, there's many reasons why making a new entry is a bad idea. It doesn't stop Hollywood from trying though, with forced installments consistently being among the worst of any given year.
However, the silver screen never fails to surprise us every so often. In the endless slate of remakes and sequels, sometimes one comes along that truly surprises us. These cinematic diamonds in the rough had the odds stacked against them and somehow delivered anyway...