The 7 most unnecessary movie trilogies in movie history

'Toy Story 4' (2019)

Toy Story 4 features Woody (Tom Hanks) and his crew of toys on their road trip. When he unexpectedly reunites with his former flame, Bo Peep (Annie Potts), he is forced to choose between his old life and the prospect of a new, more adventurous life with Bo.

'Thor: Love And Thunder' (2022)

The original Thor film featured a gripping and Shakespearean take on the God of Thunder's mythology. The second entry was unremarkable but innocuous, implying that perhaps Thor wasn't cut out for the major role.

'Terminator Salvation' (2009)

The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day are two of the greatest sci-fi films in cinema history. The films established the genre for years to come, sealed James Cameron's position.

'Dark Phoenix' (2019)

X-Men: First Class is one of the rare prequels that expanded on its source material's backstory, offering an intriguing glimpse into the titular team's early days, aided by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender's chemistry.

'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008)

Steven Spielberg rarely disappoints, but even he couldn't salvage Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The film depicts an elderly Indiana Jones confronting the Soviet Union, followed by a teenage greaser who turns out to be his son.

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (2008)

The first trilogy of the Fox X-Men series remains an outstanding effort of ambitious storytelling inside a superhero framework. The third film is bad, but its lows can't overshadow the highs of its predecessors, particularly the excellent X2: X-Men United.

'Jason Bourne' (2016)

The Bourne trilogy, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, is a highlight of the spy thriller genre. Tense, action-packed, and boasting one of Damon's most dedicated and captivating performances, Bourne is one of the few trilogies in which each subsequent installment improves on the previous one.