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Old 02-23-2015, 06:58 AM
 
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Austin Powers, The Spy Who Shagged Me was better than the first Austin Powers movie. Shrek II was better. I guess Mike Myers has to grow into his characters.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:03 AM
 
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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.
The only movie that came close to doing justice to the books was Deathly Hallows. It was really the first time they could slow it down enough to show a lot of the plot that had been left out in the other movies. The non-book readers I know didn't care for it though, but probably because they were confused.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:29 AM
 
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Totally disagree about T2. I'll settle for equally as good as the original, although I don't really agree with that either.

T2 and Road Warrior lose their edge when there isn't a mismatch between the protagonists and the threat. That's why I'm on the edge of my seat when I watch T1 and Mad Max-- the people in Australia are civilized compared to the gangs, Sarah is naive and doesn't know anything about defending herself. When you're hardened by the cut-throat nature of a post-apocalyptic wasteland, when you have a Terminator powerful enough to destroy an enemy Terminator, the movie isn't as dangerous.

Aliens is as tense as the original, because the marines can only slow down the alien horde, instead of completely neutralizing them (like Reese in T1).
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:12 AM
 
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Totally disagree about T2. I'll settle for equally as good as the original, although I don't really agree with that either.

T2 and Road Warrior lose their edge when there isn't a mismatch between the protagonists and the threat.
The real hero of the T-movies is Sarah, and her character is so much more interesting in T2. In T1, she's the traditional damsel in distress till Act 3. In T2, she is totally crazy, yet still she's the only one who really knows what's going on. But her mind is so broken that it is only the love of her son that brings her back to sanity. It's one of the greatest character arcs ever done in an action movie. Ahnuld isn't the hero; he's just the guard dog. Sarah is the real hero.

Which is why T3 is such an unforgivable travesty. It trampled all over the previous story.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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The Empire Strikes Back was better than A New Hope to me, also it's my favorite movie period.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was WAY better than Captain America: The First Avenger.
The Muppets I consider better than the original The Muppet Movie.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day is better than The Terminator (though they are two different styles of film.)
X-Men: Days of Future Past is better than X-Men: First Class though not as much as others as I've stated.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is my favorite of the Pirates movies.
Is Fast Five considered a sequel? I consider that slightly better than The Fast & the Furious.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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A prequel better than it's predecessor:

Nevada Smith (1966), prequel to The Carpetbaggers (1964).
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Naked Gun, much miss Leslie Nielsen
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:47 PM
 
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The real hero of the T-movies is Sarah, and her character is so much more interesting in T2. In T1, she's the traditional damsel in distress till Act 3. In T2, she is totally crazy, yet still she's the only one who really knows what's going on. But her mind is so broken that it is only the love of her son that brings her back to sanity. It's one of the greatest character arcs ever done in an action movie. Ahnuld isn't the hero; he's just the guard dog. Sarah is the real hero.

Which is why T3 is such an unforgivable travesty. It trampled all over the previous story.
Sarah in T2 and Ripley in Aliens are virtually the same character, so I would prefer watching her character arc in a movie with the odds heavily stacked against her.

I guess T2 was just a different type of film than the original. It's a slower pace, instead of the constant terror looming over the protagonists' heads. As a result of its popularity, all other productions in the franchise are like T2.

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Old 02-24-2015, 12:30 AM
 
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I can only think of two:

The Bride of Frankenstein, was, in my opinion, better than the original (but the original is still great) and Army of Darkness was the best in the series (but the first two are great as well).
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:05 AM
 
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The Bride of Frankenstein, was, in my opinion, better than the original (but the original is still great) and Army of Darkness was the best in the series (but the first two are great as well).
Bride of Frankenstein is the best classic horror movie ever made. No other movie even came close until Psycho.
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