A lot of times when a movie does not need a sequel or when a sequel is not up to the mark, a film features the story of an individual character. The result is sometimes inspirational but can be tragic as well. In the following paragraphs, we will talk about some of the best and worst movie spinoffs that were ever made.
Son of The Mask (2005): Hoping that a sequel would keep up the hype that was once created by The Mask (1994), New Line Cinema produced this detestable film which lacked an engaging plot. Son of Mask was soon forgotten after its release all across the globe.
Creed (2015): After multiple entries in the Rocky franchise, Creed presented us with a fresh and new take on the hero’s journey and struggle. Michael B. Jordan’s character is far more nuanced and layered than that of Rocky Balboa and hence, this came out as one of the best spinoffs ever made.
X-men Origins: Wolverine (2009): Even if there were some bright spots to the film like the casting of Liev Schreiber as Wolverine’s nemesis Sabertooth, this movie was a product of too many cooks. Most other decisions taken in making the film were heretical and in totality, ruined an origin story.
Supergirl (1984): The huge success of Superman III (1983) encouraged Ilya Salkind to produce Supergirl in 1984. However the film turned out to be extremely undercooked and sloppy at the same time, which makes it one of the worst spinoffs ever.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016): Along with a very tightly knit plot, this film showcased one of the most genuine executions of character. Rogue
One can easily be categorized as one of the finest and well crafted films in the Star Wars franchise.
Evan Almighty (2007): The film was a total disaster, both commercially and critically. It was far from being anywhere close to its prequel Bruce Almighty (2003) which starred the talented Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman.
Deadpool (2016): The idea of the film was preconceived before the release of X-men Origins (2009) where Ryan Reynolds acted as Wade Wilson, the deadly mercenary. In between
his raunchy and inappropriate behavior, Deadpool emerged popular enough to set off a sequel.
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006): Even though its prequel was not so much of a hit, The Rise of Taj was nowhere close to it. The jokes cracked in the film lacked humour and neither the audiences nor the critics enjoyed the movie. However, Kal Penn was too good for the role he was assigned with.
Bumblebee (2018): Bumblebee, in short, is a simple story which captures the beautiful relationship between a robot and a young girl. This is one such film that the audiences initially expected a Transformers movie to be. The way this movie was made, it made a small story appear larger than life.
The Scorpion King (2002): Albeit the movie has tightly packed action sequences, the ending is boring and uninspired. The film initially raised hopes at the time of its release but ultimately disappointed its fans and audiences.
Written By DEBOPAM DEB ROY
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