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Old 12-06-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Harry Potter, Goblet of Fire was terrible. It was the best of the books and the movie didnt come close to doing it Justice and made it the worst of the movies.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Harry Potter, Goblet of Fire was terrible. It was the best of the books and the movie didnt come close to doing it Justice and made it the worst of the movies.
It is my favorite of all of them. It is the perfect transitional movie. Everything changes with this episode.
I love the look of the movie. I love the kids from the other schools. And, it's the one with David Tennant.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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I wouldn't say Aliens was better than Alien but...maybe. Certainly was as good, even if it was more commercial.

Its the only one I can think of that way though. Generally I like the first movie and its all downhill from there.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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I can think of two. Aliens was better than the first Alien Movie AND Terminator II was better than Terminator!

Anyone have any other opinions on sequels better than original movie?????


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Aliens was a rather generic shoot-em-up, whereas Alien was a far more interesting, deliberate meld of science fiction and horror.

Terminator II was better on some levels, except the last 1/3rd of the film -- long freeway, a chase, a final stand-off in an industrial complex -- was lifted straight from the original. Also, the better effects of the sequel also negated a nice edginess present in the first film.

Some candidates:

The Dark Knight
The Silence Of The Lambs [Mannhunter is consider better by some, mostly due to the absurd notion that it's more chic and arty if it was a less-popular forerunner]
A Fistful of Dollars [to the debateable extent that it truly is a sequel]
The Road Warrior
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: The Lakes Region
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Hands down, The Chronicles of Riddick surpassed Pitch Black-the latter being merely a survival
fest while Chronicles delved into several darker themes. The ending was splendid with a truly unexpected twist.
I would enjoy a 3rd. film (sequel) about what Riddick would do next with a more sinister challenger. Vin Diesel
would be the only one to play the role again.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:27 AM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Hannibal was much better than Silence of the Lambs. Just Kidding!!!

Originals almost always comes out on top
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:08 AM
 
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Lords of the rings 2nd part was far better then first one
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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"Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back"
"Star Trek: Wrath of Khan"
"Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire"
"Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"
"underworld: Rise of the Lycans"
"Dirty Harry: Magnum Force"
"X-Men: First Class" - though not a sequel per se, it was much better than those that came before
"Die Hard: Live Free or Die Hard" - almost as good as the first one, definitely better than those in the middle
Lotsa good picks there!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Maine
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The Silence Of The Lambs [Mannhunter is consider better by some, mostly due to the absurd notion that it's more chic and arty if it was a less-popular forerunner]
Some consider Michael Mann a good filmmaker. I think those folks must be drinking too much while watching movies. Michael Mann has a great visual sense, but as a storyteller and developer of character, his movies are a mess.

With Manhunter, Mann took a very good book (Thomas Harris's Red Dragon), and turned it into a barely watchable thriller. Watchable mostly because of Brian Cox's very creepy portrayal of Hannibal Lecter. The rest of the film is average at best.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I enjoyed Nightmare On Elm Street....very original; but I found the third one Dream Warriors the most campy and entertaining of all the series.


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