OT: Sequels that are better than the first movie

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  1. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    Talk over the weekend with friends about movie sequels that are better than the first movie. Can be trilogies, etc.

    Mine:

    Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum better than Bourne Idenity (which is still great)

    The Dark Knight better than Batman Begins (love Batman Begins though)

    Godfather Part II better than Godfather

    Terminator 2 better than Terminator

    Toy Story 3 over Toy Story 2 and 1

    One I debate all the time is Aliens over Alien but I can't. I love them both equally.
     
  2. HFCS

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    X2 was better than X-Men
    If you count it as a trilogy The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is better than the other two man with no name movies.
    Star Trek II is ridiculously better than the original Star Trek movie.
    I'd also argue the new Star Trek Into Darkness reboot is better than the original reboot but not as drastic.

    Some will say Aliens over Alien, but no way, they're different but nothing in the genre is clearly better or more influential than the orginal. Same with Star Wars and ESB.
     
  3. Grown Ups 2
    Leprechaun in the Hood
    Pocahontas 2
    Police Academy 32
     
  4. ribsnwhiskey

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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    Halloween II
     
  5. 19clone91

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    Personally like Godfather I better
     
  6. WhatchaGonnaDo

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    LOTR: The Two Towers and Return of the King both way better than Fellowship
     
  7. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Empire Strikes Back
    I think all the Harry Potter films got better as it went on for the most part.
    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
     
  8. Frak

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    I'd say that Empire is better than ANH. Also Aliens is better than Alien. I won't agree on LOTR. I thought that the first movie was the best.
     
  9. WhatchaGonnaDo

    WhatchaGonnaDo Well-Known Member

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    Empire is definitely the best Star Wars movie. No doubt about it
     
  10. Triggermv

    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    The Dark Knight. As much as I love Batman Begins as well as The Dark Knight Rises, there is no doubt this one is the gem of the series. Heath Ledger as the Joker is my all-time favorite acting job ever.
     
  11. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

    Evil Dead 2
    Ghost Protocol
     
  12. MNCyGuy

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    Disagree! The reboot was a good ride and made me optimistic about getting some fun Trek movies for the first time since the original cast hung it up for good. Into Darkness was just a slog that suffered from today's "dark"=good trend.
     
  13. Cyclonin

    Cyclonin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to one Emma Watson, my girlfriend.
     
  14. HFCS

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    I think i like my Star Trek dark. To me the best entertainment with str trek attached to it was the TNG story of fighting off the Borg. I also like Star Trek II the best of ots cast and into darkness is a bit of a pseudo remake.
     
  15. PabloDiablo

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    No question. Best example out there. X2 is another big one for me.
     
  16. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

    Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me
     
  17. MNCyGuy

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    There's dark because you've got a story to tell and dark because The Dark Knight made a bunch of money and that's what the nerd's like now. Into Darkness felt too much the latter for my taste.

    And being a pseudo-remake of Khan isn't really a plus in my book. I don't think it was some sacred movie that could never be touched or re-done, but if they were going to call it back in such a lazy way, they shouldn't have even bothered, imo.
     
  18. MNCyGuy

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    I thought Winter Soldier was a better all around movie than the first Captain America, and I really had a lot of fun at the first one.
     
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    Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo
    If you think the original was cheese, this is over the top. I will say, the first one does a great job capturing the best of the mid-80s venice beach theme. Except the "bad guys" are just dancers, not gun carrying thugs.
    OFF TOPIC: There are some GREAT movies in that era like Rad (BMX bike movie) and Thrashin (skateboarding). Our local gas station probably had less than 50 movies to rent, so between those two and Karate Kid, I was set. :smile:
     
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    TMNT: Secret of the Ooze
     

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