sequelitis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sequel +‎ -itis

Noun[edit]

sequelitis (uncountable)

  1. (informal, pejorative) The tendency of a well-received work to spawn many inferior sequels.
    • 1996, Peter Travers, The Rolling stone film reader
      For an exhilarating period, until spectacle and sequelitis restored formula to the throne, experimentation became big box-office.
    • 2000, Derek Elley, Variety Portable Movie Guide
      Suffering a bad case of sequelitis, this Sister Act follow-up is too formulaic and frequently pauses to sermonize at the expense of entertaining.