It is truly amazing the horrible garbage that Hollywood can churn out sometimes, embarrassing and terrible movies that make you cringe at the very thought of them. And yet, as egregious as moves such as the Son of the Mask and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde are, there are some that had the potential to be even worse. Here are some of the most utterly ridiculous movie sequels that came so very close to actually happening, but were quite thankful they didnt.
Forrest Gump 2: Gump & Co.
The delightful awarding-winning Forrest Gump followed its eponymous hero around as he experienced hallmark American events of the 20th century. The sequel would have followed the lovable idiot as he experiences more hallmark American events of the 20th century actor Tom Hanks refused to participate because he didnt want it to be redundant.
E.T. 2: Nocturnal Fears
Everyone enjoyed the adorable sci-fi film about a group of children who rescue a wayward alien and help him find his way home. The follow-up would have had the kids from the first film kidnapped by evil aliens and eventually rescued by their plucky extra-terrestrial friend.