Boxer is still lurking around her movie-themed Frankenstein's monster but not yet ready to resume holding the lightning rod. So, the Milk River Madman continues hosting the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme and tries to keep the clip or clips to around 3 minutes long. This week's theme is WORST MOVIE SEQUEL. Let's face it, with very few exceptions, the vast majority of sequels are pretty bad. Star Wars, The Terminator and The Godfather come to mind immediately as the best ones. And The Road Warrior is one of those even rarer sequels that was better than the original. The nature of the sequel is to cash in on a proven formula ... a magic that is rarely captured twice.
With so many bad sequels out there, the Madman had me scratching my head on this. But...I will have to go with 1988's Caddyshack 2. The only word to describe this sequel is - HORRENDOUS. The original Caddyshack is on my top 5 favorite comedies list with great performances from Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight and Bill Murray. One of the most quotable movies of all time. Then comes Caddyshack 2 with Jackie Mason, Robert Stack and Dan Aykroyd - Jesus H Christ did they make a mess of it! Jackie Mason and Dan Aykroyd are just completely unwatchable. I like Robert Stack but you can tell he wanted out and Randy Quaid basically played his Vacation based Eddy character (which was probably the best part of this movie). The only original main character to return was Chevy Chase and he really wasn't that funny in the original.
Not surprisingly, there aren't many clips available, but this one is bad enough:
The real problem with this theme is that we're all going to have to endure bad movie clips. I'm sure there will be plenty of them over at the Madman 's.