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Okay, it's no great secret that I love cheesy movies. However, there are a few things that really piss me off.

Like irresponsible sequels.

First of all, if you're going to make a sequel, at least make one from a movie that deserves one.

If you're not going to do that, at least you could pay attention to some of the details and not make major continuity errors.

My bitch today is brought to you courtesy of the straight-to-video soon to be classic, The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold.

What's wrong with this movie? Well, other than the obvious answer of "what isn't?" let's talk about our main character, Jackie Dorsey. Jackie is an Olympic hopeful. She plans to skate in the 2006 Winter Olympics. She gets romantically entangled with her pairs partner, and it's all really quite predictable. My problem here is that this movie is not trying to be just a retelling of the original Cutting Edge with a different set of skaters (Much like the sequel to the Cheerleading classic Bring it On, which from what I could tell was about cheerleading, but not at all related to the original story. I could be wrong, I didn't see it.) No. In this case, Jackie Dorsey is the daughter of Kate Moseley and Doug Dorsey, the bickering pairs skaters who fell in love in the original.

So, here's my problem. The original film starts in 1988 with both Kate and Doug wiping out separately during the Olympics. Four years later, they skate together for the first time in the 1992 Albertville games. Does anyone see the problem here? Did I mention that Jackie and her partner are not young adolescents and rather are quite the adults? See, even assuming that Kate was already pregnant at the time she and Doug skated in Albertville, which she wasn't, that would make the daughter of that union not even 14 years old come 2006.

Such a simple detail. And yet, someone was in such a rush to make this crappy movie, that they couldn't wait the four necessary years to make it plausible.

And these are the things that keep me up at night.

Date: 2006-03-15 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] underpope.livejournal.com
My vote for "Worst sequel ever perpetrated on an undeserving humanity" is Exorcist II. Good Lord, that was an awful film, with terrible acting, awful special effects (even by the standards of the day), a premise that had absolutely nothing to do with the original film or, well, any semblance of reality, and more. It made Highlander 2 look like a work of cinematic masterpiece.

Date: 2006-03-15 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mslulu.livejournal.com
Really? Cuz, wow, I only made it about 10 minutes into Highlander 2 before I was overwhelmed with "what the fuck!!" and had to turn it off.

Date: 2006-03-15 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] originalmanley.livejournal.com
Well, all of us "waiting for Tatum O'Neal to get the needle out of her arm long enough to become a megastar" had to chew on International Velvet.

Mmmmmm... yummy

G

Date: 2006-03-15 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bractune.livejournal.com
Hmmm...maybe they should've set it 4 years in the future?

I know this isn't a post about bad sequels in general, but all I haveta say is..."Caddyshack 2". Game. Set. Match.

Date: 2006-03-15 04:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] johnstonmr
Cruel Intentions II: Same exact story. Same characters. Different actors.

What the fuck?

Date: 2006-03-15 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mslulu.livejournal.com
You actually watched that one??? I backed away slowly.

Date: 2006-03-16 06:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] johnstonmr
I was desperate for a cheesy movie with hot stars, and you were out of town, so I couldn't raid your collection.

Date: 2006-03-16 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serenica69.livejournal.com
I really liked the original; glad I didn't see the new one!

Date: 2006-03-19 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mschryste.livejournal.com
I LOVED The Cutting Edge, but I don't have any interest in the sequel since the current stars couldn't possibly be as adorable as D.B. Sweeny and Moira Kelly.

Worst sequel ever? It hasn't been made yet, but it will be, without a doubt, The Core II.

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