Sequels can be pretty divisive. While there have been some admittedly great sequels over the years (I'm looking at you, Sam Raimi, with your Evil Dead series), many do crash and burn.

Oftentimes, sequels have failed to maintain the same level of quality that made the originals such a success. When this happens, it leaves us feeling like sequels are little more than a cash grab. Let's have some original stories, okay?

But if there have to be sequels–any sequels–then people do have some ideas in mind.


They were more than happy to share them, thanks to Redditor LowVolume-8358, who asked the online community:

"Which movie deserved a sequel but never got one?"

Dredd (2012)

"Dredd. Action movie of the decade. A template for how to do balls to the wall action with strong character development and the exact right amount of plot to drive the show. Tightly packed into an hour and a half so that at no point does the film let up."

johnnythefox

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This film was highly praised but sadly flopped.

It is unlikely a sequel will ever happen.

It was also released around the same time as The Raid, which has a similar plot.

District 9 (2009)

"District 9. It was so set up for it to have a sequel it seemed!"

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Apparently there has been some work done on this in recent years, but who knows when it will happen?

The Nice Guys (2016)

"The Nice Guys. This movie is the ultimate example that Hollywood comedies can exist outside of generic jokes. The movie is a gem for anyone who enjoys a good unconventional laugh."

LonelyLokly

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This was the sleeper hit of 2016.

Interesting to see its fan base is as strong and as passionate as ever.

Sky High (2005)

"Sky High! It was so good and this was before the superhero genre was saturated."

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I remember that the marketing campaign for this one wasn't particularly great.

It's no wonder a sequel never materialized.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"It's based on a novel that doesn't have a written sequel, so getting a sequel of a similar quality is questionable. There's been one in development since 2016, though it seems stuck there with little hope."

FluidSynergy

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There has been work done on this one, too, believe it or not.

Perhaps, given the Groundhog Day nature of the plot, the sequel should also be titled Edge of Tomorrow, which would be a clever bit of marketing.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. This movie is so good and the ending was open enough for a possible sequel."

Akron-R

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Yeah, for some reason, I thought those Sherlock Holmes would continue for a little while longer.

Perhaps Robert Downey Jr.'s work with Marvel complicated those plans.

Wall-E (2008)

"Wall-E. Don't get me wrong, it had a fabulous ending, I just want more of those adorable robots. It would have to be good though because that movie was my childhood and shouldn't be disgraced with a bad sequel."

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Yeah, do you really want Wall-E to suffer the same fate as Cars, with its two sequels that no one asked for?

Escape from L.A. (1996)

"Escape from LA. Would've loved to see the aftermath of Snake ridding the world of electricity."

Blue-Krogan

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The real question here is... did Escape from New York really need a sequel?

I doubt Kurt Russell would be down for another round at this point.

The A-Team (2010)

"The A-Team. Supposedly a sequel was in the works, but it was cancelled."

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Now here's a film that I forgot existed.

Perhaps that's why there hasn't been a sequel.

Cloverfield (2008)

"Cloverfield. An actual movie to see what happened after the bombing."

Fatal-Symbiote

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This is actually happening!

No word on when it'd come out, but it's apparently not going to use the found footage style of the original film, which has since gone out of fashion.

Sequels are complicated beasts. In the event any of these are made, it'd be ideal if they had the same level of quality as the originals.

We can dream, right?

Have any suggestions of your own? Feel free to sound off in the comments below!

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