10 Terribly Named Sequels
'The Dark Knight Rises' is lame ... but far from the worst
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2010 8:52 AM CDT
Christian Bale is shown as Batman in a scene from "The Dark Knight."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros.)

(Newser) – Drum roll, please: The sequel to The Dark Knight will be named ... The Dark Knight Rises. "How thoroughly underwhelming," complains Katie Calautti for Newsweek—while acknowledging it could be much, much worse. She runs down the 10 most pathetic attempts at creativity in the last 20 years of cinema:

  1. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010): So it ... takes naps? What does this even mean? "Is greed better when it’s been awake for a solid 72 hours?"

  1. Alvin & the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel (2010): Totally unclever, though it functions as a "sage warning regarding the grating noise that replaces the movie’s dialogue in the brains of all adult audience members."
  2. The Final Destination (2009): Lack of creativity aside, the worst part about this fourth film's name is that there's a fifth.
  3. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998): And we still remember how bad the first movie was.
Click here for Nos. 5-10, or click here for a cheeky primer on how not to name a sequel.