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Readers' Poll: The 20 Most Disappointing Movie Sequels

'Caddyshack II,' 'Batman & Robin' and other heinously bad second acts

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20. 'Speed 2: Cruise Control'

Keanu Reeves pissed off a whole lot of people in Hollywood when he refused to star in a sequel to his surprise hit movie Speed. There were press reports at the time he decided to spend the year touring with his band Dogstar, but the truth was he knew the script was terrible. "The movie's called Speed," he said. "How fast does a cruise liner move, anyway?" Sandra Bullock, however, didn't want to turn down the huge payday and signed on, even though it strained credulity that she'd wind up on a boat that couldn't slow down just a few years after she was on a bus that couldn't slow down. The movie managed to eke out a tiny profit due to overseas sales, but it's still seen as a historic bomb and nearly everyone involved in the picture now says that it was a huge mistake.

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