Sequels have been a mainstay of Hollywood for decades but these days, along with prequels, remakes and other spin-offs, the concept of the ‘franchise’ dominates.

By creating ‘universes’, studios are able to capitalise on an established brand and its built-in audience.

And hey, it works. It’s led to some of the the highest-grossing films of all time, just look at the Avengers.

But sometimes it doesn’t work. What might seem like the safest route to a surefire hit also risks hitting marks like originality, which reeks of a cheap cash grab.

Instead of getting into the latest trends, let’s go back to where sequels were still clumsily finding their feet. Ultimate Classic Rock recently came up with a list of 25 1980’s movie sequels they reckon should never have been made… and honestly, some of them are so bad, they’re almost good:

‘Flying High II: The Sequel’ (1982)

‘Arthur 2: On the Rocks’ (1988)

‘Caddyshack II’ (1988)

‘Fletch Lives’ (1989)

‘Big Top Pee-wee’ (1988)

‘Grease 2’ (1982)

‘Teen Wolf Too’ (1987)

‘Crocodile Dundee II’ (1988)

‘Staying Alive’ (1983)

‘Conan the Destroyer’ (1984)

‘Smokey and the Bandit Part 3’ (1983)

‘Cannonball Run II’ (1984)

‘Cocoon: The Return’ (1988)

‘2010: The Year We Make Contact’ (1984)

‘Jaws 3-D’ (1983)

‘Poltergeist II: The Other Side’ (1986)

‘Porky’s II: The Next Day’ (1983)

‘Return to Oz’ (1985)

‘Return to Snowy River’ (1988)

‘Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise’ (1988)

‘Short Circuit II’ (1988)

‘The Fly II’ (1989)

‘The Gods Must Be Crazy II’ (1989)

‘The Sting II’ (1983)

‘Meatballs Part II’ (1984)