Action movies always drop an element of curiosity and our expectations go to the seventh cloud when talking about the sequels. Action-packed movies have always been measured through scripts, casting, writing, direction, execution and overall shooting premises. There have been several action movies which lacked somewhere in different elements despite having a strong cast. What pisses us off is when our so-called favorite movie sequels failed to stand up to the expectations of fans. Money wasted!
1. Alien: Resurrection
Alien is almost a sci-fi flick and was clearly not an action-genre movie. James Cameron’s first follow-up flick, Aliens, literally changed the way Alien was perceived. Another outing under his direction, Alien 3, was at least a worthwhile flick, but Alien: Resurrection entirely lacked the thunder of previous outings’ genuine efforts.
2. Terminator Genisys
The first Terminator flick was a huge surprise to all the action-lovers and clearly a masterpiece which incorporated sci-fi and action-packed elements way better than one could expect from it. Director Alan Taylor blended the pieces of all the previous Terminator movies into 2015’s Terminator Genisys.
3. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
The Boondocks Saints were well-received by the fans all over the world despite the limited release. But The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is not a great outing.It seems like the film tries to build the same feel of the original film by clearly going through the same road. It seems like director Troy Duffy wanted to remind viewers of why the first part was so great.
4. Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
‘Transformers’ is one of the successful franchises in Hollywood industry. The first Michael Bay directorial was at latest a digestible one, but ‘Revenge of The Fallen’ could not fulfill the expectations of fans. Moreover, the franchise tried to do big in the second one but it lost the thunder of the first one.
5. The Matrix Revolution
The Matrix was the game changer of the way action genres was perceived before the release of its first installment. Filled with action and compelling sci-fi effects, the first movie set the benchmark in the film industry. The Matrix Reloaded managed to give a lip service to the first part, but the third installment ‘The Matrix Revolution’ clearly seems to be out of the track, showing some bad robot combat and long boring dialogues.