Worst to First: Ranking the Sequels of 1997
As the current bracket game demonstrates, 1997 was a pretty good year to be a movie lover. Whether you’re looking for popcorn movies or award-winners, 1997 had something for everyone. But it turns out, it wasn’t such a great year for sequels. Eleven sequels were released during the year and most of them were not very memorable. But we’re going to rank them from worst to first anyway because… why not?
11. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Rotten Tomato Score: 3%
Domestic Gross: $48,608,066
Place in Franchise: 2nd movie of two
Years Since Last Movie: 2
Actors Replaced: James Remar replaced Christopher Lambert as Raiden; Sandra Hess replaced Bridgette Wilson as Sonya Blade; among other cast changes
Summary: Video game auteur Paul W. S. Anderson directed the first Mortal Kombat in 1995. That movie crossed the low bar of being the best video game movie to date. Anderson would later go on to raise the bar just a little higher with the moderately entertaining Resident Evil movies. Anderson passed on the chance to direct the sequel opting instead to helm the flop Event Horizon. It turns out, his absence was felt in the inferior sequel.
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Posted on January 25, 2017, in Movies, sequels, Worst to First and tagged Alien: Resurrection, An American Werewolf in Paris, Batman & Robin, Free Willy 3: The Rescue, Home Alone 3, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Scream 2, Speed 2: Cruise Control, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Tomorrow Never Dies, Vegas Vacation. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.