I think this thread title should be renamed "Another summer of crappy sequels".
Agreed. Even with the one's I'm excited about, I see ill omens.
Bourne 3 - The movies are painfully bad to anyone who read the books, and this final installment, if its got even a shred of the last book (huge let down after the first two) will be atrocious.
Shrek 3 - I couldn't believe they pulled off that ridiculous plot for Shrek 2, but they did. I just don't think they can push this any further, and will sully a good duo.
Spiderman 3 - So, Venom, the Hobgoblin, and Sandman all in one movie? Is this going to be 6-8 hours long? Venom's story alone could and should be an entire movie. Casting choices aside, I think they're cramming way too much into 1 film, and a cursory job is not what I'm looking for.
Pirates 3 - Aside from milking a dried up cow, or just having fun with a great character, I really don't see the point of either sequel. Problem will be the least disappointing sequel this summer (maybe) but certainly not something I'd rush out to theatres to watch.
Ocean's 13 - Let it die. Ocean's 12 wasn't horrible enough they had to make it even worse? Ocean's 11 was a great remake of an old film, the sequels have ruined its memory.
Potter 5 - This is the one beacon of sequel hope. This is the only movie franchise that got progressively better with each film. 1 was a very childish tale, good family film, but kinda boring to an adult, 2 got a little more serious and showed some promise, 3 and 4 really grew up the story, and made this very much no longer a children's movie. Great cast, great adaptations, and no signs of getting worse, in fact the opposite.
Also, put me down for Transformers. I saw the cartoon movie in theatres, there isn't any way I'm missing what might be one of the best special effects displays yet.