(In)famous Movie Sequel Titles: The Reckoning

Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum in "21 Jump Street"

Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum in “21 Jump Street”

With the recent announcement that the sequel to “21 Jump Street” will be called “22 Jump Street” (what else?) we decided to take a look at some other famous (or infamous) sequel titles over the years.

Strap in tight and throw originality out the window…we’re headed to Sequeltown.

Breakin 2:Electric Boogaloo
Often referenced when searching for gag sequel titles, “Breakin 2:Electric Boogaloo” was one of those rare films to be released the same year as it’s predecessor “Breakin“. Inspired by true events, this film went on to gross $6.8 Million..a paltry 1/6 of the original (or about 440 million less sweatbands).

Airplane II: The Sequel (Bilingual) 1982 (Airplane)
Surely you can recite more than a few lines of “Airplane II: The Sequel“, the redundantly titles sequel to 1980’s “Airplane!” (where did the exclamation mark go?). The hero of an unlikely airplane disaster must overcome his own inadequacies, improbable accidents and his former girlfriend in order to save a space shuttle from destruction.

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan 1982 (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
The second Star Trek motion picture, but arguable the first truly great foray for Jim Kirk and crew into outer space. This sequel to “Star Trek I: The Motion Picture” is better in every possible way, and started the ‘evens are better’ theory about Star Trek films.

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (The Fast and the Furious), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6
The ‘Fast’ series of sequels from the mildly entertaining “The Fast and the Furious” film have spawned a life of their own. Each chapter in the series appears to try and out perform it’s predecessor, with varying degrees of success.

Fast & Furious 1-5 Collection (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Alvin and the Chipmunks) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Someone needs to throw the person in charge of making the titles of these films off a very tall building.

About the Author: Michael Regina has spent over a decade deep within the internet fanboy zeitgeist. Directors such as Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong) and Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labrynth, Hellboy) rely on him to reach out to their fan base and be their mouthpiece in order to relay news and quash rumors. The fans flock to his scoop filled websites (TheOneRing.net, KongisKing.net) for behind the scenes goodies and spoiler filled stories. Straddling the line between ultimate geek and Hollywood insider, Michael has effectively brought A-List access to everyone’s computer screen.

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