It's a long standing tradition in Hollywood of course to play it safe rather than risk making something completely original. Sequels? Remakes? Movies based on old TV shows or even toys? Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. Many is the time we've all rolled our eyes at the notion of a favorite film being needlessly sequelized but the very bottom of the sequel barrel is the straight-to-DVD kind.

Over at Moviefone Kevin Polowy has assembled a list of 15 Ludicrous Straight-to-DVD Sequels That Actually Exist. Some aren't all that surprising. The kids' video market seems to have lots of these so Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure and Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (actually the fifth in the series) don't completely blindside me. On the other hand, did the world really need National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventurewith Randy Quaid boosted to headliner? The biggest surprise about Legally Blondesbesides the rather clumsy reworking of the Legally Blonde title is that it carries the line "Reese Witherspoon presents." The list gets a double dose of French Stewart with the Third Rock From the Sun star filling in for Matthew Broderick inInspector Gadget 2 and for Joe Pesci (more or less) in Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House. And need I say anything about Road House 2?

The list is a fun read but I would add a couple more of my own. Pulse 2: Afterlife which is a sequel to a remake that seems universally despised by all but me (yes, I LIKED the American remake of Pulse). There's also four direct to VHS (yes, they're that old) Scanners sequels.
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