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Movie sequels that are better than the original

 
 
Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:34 pm
Ok, here's a tough one for me. What movie sequels are improvements on the original? Not remakes, mind you, there are a lot of those, but sequels.

Off the top of my head I can only think of Terminator 2 vs. Terminator 1.

Any film buffs out there who know of better sequels than the original (and Star Wars style prequels and all don't count, the sequel has to chronologically follow the prequel in terms of when it was made).
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:37 pm
@Robert Gentel,
hmm, thinking

as to T1 or T2, given what a mess the terminator series has become, i would have rather he stopped at T1, i enjoyed it so much more than the others
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:39 pm
@Robert Gentel,
The Dark Knight is a thousand fold greater then Batman Begins, not that Batman Begins is a terrible film in the first place.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:40 pm
@djjd62,
I've only seen up to T2, and the rest really does look like a bit of a train-wreck.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:41 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Bride of Frankenstein is better than Frankenstein.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:46 pm
@tsarstepan,
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is the best of the Leoni's Spaghetti western trilogy.
parados
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:47 pm
Aliens compared to Alien is a better movie.

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:49 pm
I thought Shrek 2 was much better than the original.
Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:51 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is the best of the Leoni's Spaghetti western trilogy.

I would agree that this movie is better than the other two, but this example (in my opinion) doesn't really qualify under the guidelines that Robert posted.

Thinking on other movies at the moment....
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 12:52 pm
@ehBeth,

ehBeth wrote:

I thought Shrek 2 was much better than the original.

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BLASPHEMER!!
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Lash
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:00 pm
I guess this could be debate pretty passionately, but I think Godfather 2 edged out the original. I feel like there's another one I'm blanking on...
gungasnake
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:04 pm
@tsarstepan,
GBU is the ultimate western of all time.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:11 pm
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.

Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home.

Star Trek 8: First Contact.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:13 pm
@gungasnake,
gungasnake wrote:

GBU is the ultimate western of all time.

I concur wholeheartedly! http://i45.tinypic.com/2wlyf45.jpg
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:19 pm

"Nora the Piano Cat: The Sequel -- Better than the original!"

You know that "Nora the Piano Cat: The Sequel" is better than the original because it says so on the Youtube page for "Nora the Piano Cat: The Sequel."
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parados
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:30 pm
@Lash,
Lash wrote:

I guess this could be debate pretty passionately, but I think Godfather 2 edged out the original. I feel like there's another one I'm blanking on...


Saw VI?
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 01:36 pm
The Empire Strikes Back was better than the original Star Wars (IV).

DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 02:01 pm
@Ticomaya,
That was part of a planned trilogy. I don't think it counts.
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Seed
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 02:02 pm
Die Hard with a Vengeance was better then Die Hard 2, but not so much better then the first one.

Though the last one was garbage compared to the first three.

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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 15 Feb, 2010 02:09 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I fell that T1 and T2, and Alien and Aliens, are all on par with their counterpart each with strengths and weaknesses unique to each film.

I think that Sam Raimi's film Army Of Darkness was the best of the Evil Dead sequence, although they were all good in their own way. Also, AOD is 'set up' by the prior films and I think it's best when viewed in sequence.
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