Sequels (or follow up films ) that outshine the originals

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  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited July 2016 Posts: 13,920
    Sequels that I like:

    Friday The 13th
    Friday The 13th Pt III
    Friday The 13th Pt IV: The Final Chapter
    Friday The 13th Pt VI
    Friday The 13th Pt VI: Jason Lives
    Friday The 13th Pt VII: The New Blood
    Friday The 13th Pt VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan,
    Jason Goes To Hell
    Jason X
    Overall favourite (inc. original): Friday The 13th Pt VII: The New Blood.

    Death Wish
    Death Wish II
    Death Wish III
    Death Wish IV: The Crackdown
    Overall favourite (inc. original): Death Wish III.

    Hellraiser
    Hellraiser II: Hellbound
    Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth
    Hellraiser IV: Bloodlines
    Overall favourite (inc. original): Hellraiser IV: Bloodlines.

    The Pink Panther
    A Shot In The Dark
    Return Of The Pink Panther
    The Pink Panther Strikes Again
    Revenge Of The Pink Panther
    Overall favourite (inc. original): A Shot In The Dark.

    ... Of The (Living) Dead
    Dawn Of The Dead '78
    Day Of The Dead '85
    Land. Of The Dead '05
    Overall favourite (inc. original): Dawn Of The Dead.

    Dirty Harry
    Magnum Force
    Sudden Impact
    The Dead Pool
    Overall favourite (inc. original): The Dead Pool.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    XXX 2 ;)
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing Long Neck Ice Cold Beer Never Broke My Heart
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    Just Personal opinion and yes I know i will catch crap for it.

    The Matrix Reloaded
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Just Personal opinion and yes I know i will catch crap for it.

    The Matrix Reloaded

    To quote a chap...'I admire your courage'
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
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    Revenge of the Sith

    The third best Star Wars movie to date.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    edited July 2016 Posts: 2,721
    Revenge of the Sith

    The third best Star Wars movie to date.

    This is really stretching it. So it's third out of seven in series? And it's released sixth. Would that mean that if someone's favourite Roger Moore Bond film is The Spy Who Loved Me it outshone the original Bond film - Live and Let Die?

  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited July 2016 Posts: 10,588
    Spider-Man 2 vs Spider-Man 1.
    Both are classic superhero films, and rightly so. However, the sequel feels a lot less dated than its predecessor, even for '02.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
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    Revenge of the Sith

    The third best Star Wars movie to date.

    This is really stretching it. So it's third out of seven in series? And it's released sixth. Would that mean that if someone's favourite Roger Moore Bond film is The Spy Who Loved Me it outshone the original Bond film - Live and Let Die?

    I'm not sure what you're asking. Episodes 1-3 are their own distinct trilogy, in a different era.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,721
    Revenge of the Sith

    The third best Star Wars movie to date.

    This is really stretching it. So it's third out of seven in series? And it's released sixth. Would that mean that if someone's favourite Roger Moore Bond film is The Spy Who Loved Me it outshone the original Bond film - Live and Let Die?

    I'm not sure what you're asking. Episodes 1-3 are their own distinct trilogy, in a different era.

    Each to their own I guess. In fitting with the OP's criteria I consider Episode three a follow up film to Episodes four, five and six - especially seeing as it's directed and written by the same guy who wrote and directed the original and contains many of the same characters some played by the same people and even has interlinking storylines.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
    Posts: 8,229
    Revenge of the Sith

    The third best Star Wars movie to date.

    This is really stretching it. So it's third out of seven in series? And it's released sixth. Would that mean that if someone's favourite Roger Moore Bond film is The Spy Who Loved Me it outshone the original Bond film - Live and Let Die?

    I'm not sure what you're asking. Episodes 1-3 are their own distinct trilogy, in a different era.

    Each to their own I guess. In fitting with the OP's criteria I consider Episode three a follow up film to Episodes four, five and six - especially seeing as it's directed and written by the same guy who wrote and directed the original and contains many of the same characters some played by the same people and even has interlinking storylines.

    Er, no it wasn't. Lucas didn't direct episodes 5 or 6.
  • Just Personal opinion and yes I know i will catch crap for it.

    The Matrix Reloaded

    To quote a chap...'I admire your courage'

    While I would still give the edge to the original for its superior story, I do enjoy Reloaded quite a lot. The action sequences are absolutely top-notch (they're significantly better than those in the original and remain among the best of all-time imho). Where Reloaded is let down is with its structure and its story—and some of its more pretentious dialogue as well. Still though, the action in this film cannot be beat. Where the really sharp drop-off in this trilogy occurs is not between 1 & 2, but between 2 & 3.

    Actually, come to think of it, I do think The Animatrix is a better film than the original. I'm sure many will disagree with that, however, and I can see valid arguments on both sides.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,721
    Revenge of the Sith

    The third best Star Wars movie to date.

    This is really stretching it. So it's third out of seven in series? And it's released sixth. Would that mean that if someone's favourite Roger Moore Bond film is The Spy Who Loved Me it outshone the original Bond film - Live and Let Die?

    I'm not sure what you're asking. Episodes 1-3 are their own distinct trilogy, in a different era.

    Each to their own I guess. In fitting with the OP's criteria I consider Episode three a follow up film to Episodes four, five and six - especially seeing as it's directed and written by the same guy who wrote and directed the original and contains many of the same characters some played by the same people and even has interlinking storylines.

    Er, no it wasn't. Lucas didn't direct episodes 5 or 6.

    I said he wrote and directed the original.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Empire Strikes Back
    Star Trek II
    The Road Warrior
    Death Wish 2
    Back to the Future 3

    Only to name a few.

    Back to the Future 3 over the original? There's expressing personal taste and then there is just plain violent provocation!

    It's funny it used to be my least favorite but there is just something special about it. Instead of being devoted strictly to Marty this is a story about Doc who I think is a little more interesting and compelling than Marty. I do need to revisit the series again soon.
  • KaijuDirectorOO7KaijuDirectorOO7 Once Upon a Time Somewhere...
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    Surprising thing that has not been said of:

    CR '06 over CR '67.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,721
    Surprising thing that has not been said of:

    CR '06 over CR '67.

    Nothing beats CR '54!!!

  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    Posts: 8,059
    If remakes are allowed too, I'd say Gone in Sixty Seconds. Couldn't really watch the orginal. Boring as hell, and ugly cars too...
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    Surprising thing that has not been said of:

    CR '06 over CR '67.

    Because there is no sequel involved, they are both have the same source material and should be the same story. Which happens not to be the case.

  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    Posts: 4,198
    jake24 wrote: »
    Spider-Man 2 vs Spider-Man 1.
    Both are classic superhero films, and rightly so. However, the sequel feels a lot less dated than its predecessor, even for '02.

    I agree, Spider-Man 2 is one of the benchmarks of the superhero movie. However, Mary-Jane is one of the worst characters I’ve ever seen and put up with. There’s nothing likable about her. Whine, b*tch, scream and whore around was her entire character.

    Meanwhile, Clerks 2 was a comedy sequel done right.
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    Just watched 'Paddington 2' with my daughter.
    We both agree its much better than the first one.
    Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson are both hilarious in it!
  • cwl007cwl007 England
    Posts: 611
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Just watched 'Paddington 2' with my daughter.
    We both agree its much better than the first one.
    Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson are both hilarious in it!

    Agree, agree, agree. Love that film. My children and I rewatch that regularly.
    I would throw Superman 2 into the ring.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 14,153
    Back to the Future II outshines I.
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