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2nd May '16 11:43:48 PM Pegase
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**To be completely fair, ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' sort of zig-zagged sometimes as a series. There were some really profound episodes that dealt with gun violence, homelessness (Dear God, what a TearJerker episode!), and several about the difficulties of being an African-American. These were the rival of anything else in the DCAU. Then there were episodes which focused on cameos by Lil Romeo, Shaq, and other members of the DCAU who tended to carry around the IdiotBall so our protagonist could save the day. Still, there are definitely fans that would argue that ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' broke new ground in a really meaningful way.
2nd May '16 9:57:17 AM AlanPalgut
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* Though ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' managed to be a box office smash like [[Film/SherlockHolmes its predecessor]], critics and audiences found it weaker and more uneven.
1st May '16 5:13:55 PM FlameFeathers
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** And then, the fourth movie came out.
1st May '16 5:17:55 AM erforce
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* ''Series/DeadRingers'' had a sketch in which different versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger came back from the future to warn him not to sign up for any more lousy ''Terminator'' sequels, [[spoiler:eventually reaching [[OverlyLongGag Terminator 23]] before Sarah Connor shot the present Arnie to save the future. To her dismay, another Arnie came back and revealed she is now his co-star in ''Kindergarten Cop 14''!]] [[BigNo Nnnooooo!]]

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* ''Series/DeadRingers'' had a sketch in which different versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger came back from the future to warn him not to sign up for any more lousy ''Terminator'' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' sequels, [[spoiler:eventually reaching [[OverlyLongGag ''[[RidiculousFutureSequelisation Terminator 23]] 23]]'' before Sarah Connor shot the present Arnie to save the future. To her dismay, another Arnie came back and revealed she is now his co-star in ''Kindergarten Cop 14''!]] [[BigNo Nnnooooo!]]
26th Apr '16 8:09:18 AM Jeduthun
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** 1978's ''Film/{{Superman}}: TheMovie'' was quite successful and today is regarded as a TropeCodifier that proved superheroes could credibly carry serious films. It was followed by ''Film/SupermanII'', which also got good reviews but was plagued by CreativeDifferences between director and producers. ''Film/SupermanIII'', in turn, is an uneven mess of a film with Creator/RichardPryor of all people clumsily stealing the show. And then there was ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', an {{Anvilicious}}, SpecialEffectsFailure-filled, unmitigated ''disaster'' that completely bombed both critically and commercially. It was ''[[FranchiseKiller 19 years]]'' before another Superman movie was released-- ''Film/SupermanReturns'', which pointedly [[CanonDiscontinuity erased III and IV from its continuity]].

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** This formula was [[TropeMaker first set]] by Franchise/{{Superman}}. 1978's ''Film/{{Superman}}: TheMovie'' told his origin story, was quite successful and today is regarded as a TropeCodifier that proved superheroes could credibly carry serious films. It was followed by ''Film/SupermanII'', which also got good warm reviews but was plagued by CreativeDifferences between director and producers. ''Film/SupermanIII'', in turn, is an uneven mess of a film with Creator/RichardPryor of all people clumsily stealing the show. And then there was ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', an {{Anvilicious}}, SpecialEffectsFailure-filled, unmitigated ''disaster'' that completely bombed both critically and commercially. It was ''[[FranchiseKiller 19 years]]'' before another Superman movie was released-- ''Film/SupermanReturns'', which pointedly [[CanonDiscontinuity erased III and IV from its continuity]].
23rd Apr '16 8:43:22 PM MsChibi
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As the number of films in a series grows, the probability that the latest entry will be terrible increases geometrically. While the first sequel of a movie is something of a coin toss between "totally awesome" and "mediocre", the more they push the [[CashCowFranchise Cash Cow]], the riskier it gets. Of course, movies that go to theatre have high production values. On the whole, their directors are at least ''trying.'' But if it's DirectToVideo, the chances that the third one is nothing but unmitigated crap is already close to 100%. This is partly because people assume a DTV movie is just something that wasn't good enough to get into theatres. And they tend to be right.

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As the number of films in a series grows, the probability that the latest entry will be terrible increases geometrically. While the first sequel of a movie is something of a coin toss between "totally awesome" and "mediocre", the more they push the [[CashCowFranchise Cash Cow]], the riskier it gets. Of course, movies that go to theatre have high production values. On the whole, their directors are at least ''trying.'' But if it's DirectToVideo, the chances that the third one is nothing but unmitigated crap is already close to 100%. This is partly because people assume a DTV movie is just something that wasn't good enough to get into theatres. And [[SturgeonsLaw And, as a general rule, they tend to be right.
right]].
19th Apr '16 12:11:55 AM erforce
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* The first ''LEGO Star Wars'' game was somewhat enjoyable for kids, and since that focused on the prequel trilogy it made sense to eventually follow it up with a sequel based on the classic trilogy. However since then, discounting minor additions they've essentially been using the exact same gameplay and simply applied it to different licensed themes, having now done two based on ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Batman'', and ''Marvel Super Heroes''. Aside from the last two, all the games are basically made up of levels loosely based on scenes from their respective movies (with cutscenes that are literally just cheesy re-enactments with no dialogue) and some hanging out in a notable location from the respective franchise in between.

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* The first ''LEGO Star Wars'' ''VideoGame/LEGOStarWars'' game was somewhat enjoyable for kids, and since that focused on the prequel trilogy it made sense to eventually follow it up with a sequel based on the classic trilogy. However since then, discounting minor additions they've essentially been using the exact same gameplay and simply applied it to different licensed themes, having now done two based on ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Batman'', ''VideoGame/LegoIndianaJones'' (two of 'em), ''VideoGame/LegoHarryPotter'', ''VideoGame/LegoTheLordOfTheRings'', ''VideoGame/LegoBatman'', and ''Marvel Super Heroes''.''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperHeroes''. Aside from the last two, all the games are basically made up of levels loosely based on scenes from their respective movies (with cutscenes that are literally just cheesy re-enactments with no dialogue) and some hanging out in a notable location from the respective franchise in between.
18th Apr '16 6:04:53 PM contrafanxxx
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* Most people hated ''Escape from L.A.'' due to it being [[RecycledScript almost exactly like]] ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.


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* ''Film/RamboIII'' is considered to be the weakest of the ''Rambo'' sequels.
17th Apr '16 5:42:21 PM Psi001
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** ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' has a direct-to-video midquel which was released just shy of the original's 65th anniversary. While it fares better than most other Disney sequels, it is still usually regarded as average at best. The main complaints stem from that it either [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks adds too little new to the universe of the original]], or the changes it did make (i.e. Playing up contemporary humor, humanizing the characters' personalities and using contemporary folk songs mixed in with an orchestrated soundtrack) [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks were not for the better.]] It is generally praised for having good animation and visuals among the Disney sequels however, its high budget garnering it a theatrical release in some regions.

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** ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' has a direct-to-video midquel which was released just shy of the original's 65th anniversary. While it fares better with fans than most other Disney sequels, it is still usually regarded as average at best. The main complaints stem from that it either [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks adds too little new to the universe of the original]], or the changes it did make (i.e. Playing up contemporary humor, humanizing the characters' personalities and using contemporary folk songs mixed in with an orchestrated soundtrack) [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks were not for the better.]] It is generally praised for having good animation and visuals among the Disney sequels however, its high budget garnering it a theatrical release in some regions.
17th Apr '16 5:41:13 PM Psi001
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** ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' has a direct-to-video midquel which was released just shy of the original's 65th anniversary. It was poorly received and is usually seen as average at best. The main complaints stem from that it either [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks adds too little new to the universe of the original]], or the changes it did make (i.e. Playing up contemporary humor, humanizing the characters' personalities and using contemporary folk songs mixed in with an orchestrated soundtrack) [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks were not for the better.]] It is generally praised for having good animation and visuals among the Disney sequels however, its high budget garnering it a theatrical release in some regions.

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** ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' has a direct-to-video midquel which was released just shy of the original's 65th anniversary. It was poorly received and While it fares better than most other Disney sequels, it is still usually seen regarded as average at best. The main complaints stem from that it either [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks adds too little new to the universe of the original]], or the changes it did make (i.e. Playing up contemporary humor, humanizing the characters' personalities and using contemporary folk songs mixed in with an orchestrated soundtrack) [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks were not for the better.]] It is generally praised for having good animation and visuals among the Disney sequels however, its high budget garnering it a theatrical release in some regions.
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