Sequels are not always a good idea. In fact, they’re often horrible ideas when the source material is either completely ridiculous to begin with. Netflix should never have even put these two in circulation.
The algorithm to how Netflix decides which movies to 86 is a mystery. Based on the following two movies, however, it appears that the code is functioning perfectly. Then again, the movies have been available for some time. Maybe the programming is still in beta testing.
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The idea of a three-letter government agency needing the help of a petty criminal who also happens to be an extreme sports star with a skate ramp in his apartment is so inexXxplicable that it actually worked the first time. Provided you could shut off the part of your brain that contained the ability to analyze, rationalize, or think critically. Then someone had the not-so-bright idea to make a sequel, which is obviously inexXxcusable.
When Vin Diesel passes up the sequel to a movie that grossed $277.4 million worldwide and chooses instead to star in The Pacifier, that should tell you everything you need to know.
George of the Jungle 2
Who in their right mind thought there needed to be a sequel to this disgrace to cinema? George (who is not Brendan Fraser this time) is now a father, and goes to Las Vegas to
make viewers wish they were either blind or living without electricity in the 1700s. Hard pass.