12 Inferior Film Sequels That Totally Missed The Point Of The Originals
10. Despite Their Titles, There Are No Trolls In Troll 2 & Troll 3
Troll is a dark fantasy film about a troll that terrorises a family and has been a cult hit since its 1986 release. It has gained more recognition recently because two of the characters are named Harry Potter, Sr. and Harry Potter, Jr. (seriously). In 1990, we got a Troll 2 that nobody asked for, which doesn't even feature any trolls because it was originally titled Goblins and produced as an unrelated movie. Someone thought it might do better at the box office if it was marketed as a sequel to Troll, which makes no sense considering Troll wasn't successful. Regardless of whatever name Troll 2 was released under, it turned out so bad that writer/director Claudio Fragasso actually removed his name from the film. The fact that he was filming a movie in English when he and the crew didn't speak English fluently is evident in the awful dialogue in the finished product. Similarly, Troll 3 was released in 1993, it also wasn't originally produced as a sequel to Troll and also doesn't have any trolls in it. It also isn't a fantasy film, but a horror movie about killer plants. It's up for debate which sequel misses the point more.
Chris McKittrick is a published author of fiction and non-fiction and has spoken about film and comic books at conferences across the United States. In addition to his work at WhatCulture!, he is a regular contributor to CreativeScreenwriting.com, MovieBuzzers.com, and DailyActor.com, a website focused on acting in all media. For more information, visit his website at http://www.chrismckit.com.