Movie franchises with unnecessary sequels
It's a statistical fact that Hollywood just loves to crank out sequels. The number of original films being released has dropped below 25 percent, according to a 2014 study (down from nearly 60 percent in 1984), and there are no signs of that trend changing. Sure, there are always a few great originals that pop up and surprise us all—but a massive percentage of films clogging up the box office are follow-ups to follow-ups. There always seem to just be more giant robots, more knife-wielding killers, and more time-traveling killing machines. So of all the myriad sequels out there, which franchises are the worst offenders?