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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert choose six sequels as the stinkers of 1983.
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert choose six sequels as the stinkers of the year. They begin by bemoaning the unwelcome return of 3-D. Roger selects Jaws 3-D (1983), which features an unrealistic shark and people we don't care about. Gene picks Amityville 3-D (1983) and can think of nothing to praise except the windows on the haunted house that look like eyes. Next, Roger Ebert expresses his revulsion for Porky's II: The Next Day (1983), which he says is not only misogynistic but manages to exploit the Ku Klux Klan for cheap laughs. Gene Siskel introduces a clip of The Sting II (1983), which has no Robert Redford, no Paul Newman and no fun. It does have Jackie Gleason, who also appears in Roger's next pick, Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983). The last stinker featured is Staying Alive (1983), which was a particular disappointment to Gene, who loved the first movie. Finally, Siskel and Ebert take us on a walk through their Hall of Shame, which includes brief mentions of Deal of the Century (1983), Who Dares Wins (1982), Krull (1983), The Lonely Lady (1983), The Osterman Weekend (1983), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), Stroker Ace (1983) and Trenchcoat (1983).
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