Posted on 22 January 2011.
Most film directors that make good films end up making sequels as well. However, these do not always do well and sometimes fail miserably at the box-office.
1. The Sting II
The Sting did exceptionally well when it released in 1973 and the main reason was that it starred the likes of Robert Redford and Paul Newman. Universal decided to make a sequel which was pretty drab and it was mainly because they replaced the two legendary actors.
2. Return to Oz
Return of Oz was released 46 years after the immensely successful The Wizard of Oz. Prominent characters like the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion were not given too much importance for some absurd reason. The film was a colossal failure and was hated by the fans of the original film.
3. The Last Days of Patton
This film was as good as the original, Patton but unfortunately, was given the status of a TV movie instead of a mainstream film. The plot revolves around the General who is reminiscing about his past with his wife. It is shocking that it did not do well especially because it starred George C. Scott, the protagonist of the original.
4. Return from the River Kwai
This film is The Bridge on the River Kwai’s sequel and came out in 1989. The plot is based on those workers who are shipped off after the bridge is blown up. The action is mundane and the acting is decent but the film is nothing compared to the 1957 classic.
5. A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia
A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia was also shown only on television and starred Ralph Fiennes. The actor was compared to Peter O’Toole who starred in the original, Lawrence of Arabia and the former was considered to be more authentic and real.