Desperate things sequels did to keep fans interested
Sequels tend to make money, for better or for worse. At any point in time, if you look at the list of the highest-grossing movies of all time, there's a good chance most of them are parts of larger franchises. We're not ones to knock sequels, mind you, there are plenty of great ones out there, and oftentimes a story will not only welcome but even necessitate continuation. However, there are plenty of movies that ended up with sequels which were significantly less necessary. Many of these films instituted some pretty desperate measures to keep fans invested in these franchises, but doing so rarely works — as evidenced by most of the films we compiled for this list.