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Old 01-13-2018, 07:47 AM
 
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Are we counting Bond movies here? If so, Goldfinger >> Dr. No.

Also, The Dark Knight >>>>>>>>>Batman Begins by a longshot.

And The Good, The Bad & The Ugly beats both earlier Man With No Name flicks in the trilogy.
I feel like I'm the only one in the entire world who liked Batman Begins better than the Dark Knight. I mean don't get me wrong, Dark Knight was good and all, but I really liked the character introductions and overall story in Batman Begins.

On that note, sequels I enjoy better than the original:

- Rush Hour 2
- 22 Jump Street
- Back to the Future part II
- Major League 2
- Ghostbusters 2
- Indiana Jones 2 and 3
- Star Wars Episode 3 (better than episodes 1 and 2, but not the originals)
- I kind of liked The Last Jedi more than Force Awakens
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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- Major League 2
Really??!! Wow. "Major League" was a classic. I thought it was assumed that the everybody thought the follow-up was a dud that epitomized the typical sequel.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:34 AM
 
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The only ones I can think of are "Lethal Weapon 2", as ridiculous as the movie was, and "Star Trek 2" (The Wrath of Khan). The original "Star Trek" was just lame. Actually most of them were, except two and four (the whales).
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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Agreed with Toy Story 2 and 3 being every bit as good as the first, and Shrek 2 being as good as the first. Dr. No is one of the best Bonds, but agreed Goldfinger is better, and same with Frankenstein vs. Bride of.

Another example from animation: Madagascar 2, while not the best ever of its type, is still quite watchable -- which is far more than can be said for the first.

An even better animated example: The Rescuers Down Under is excellent, while the first is lousy.

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Old 01-16-2018, 05:32 PM
 
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Bridget Jones's Baby.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:48 AM
 
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One I forgot to mention is "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2".
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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Although I liked the original, I liked the remake of Carrie better.

To begin with, C2 doesn't have the ridiculous opening scene, with girls running around top and bottom-naked in the girls' locker room. That was gratuitous. In addition, C1's Carrie had little control over her powers at the prom, and was almost trance-like. C2's Carrie was much more in control--and didn't kill anyone she didn't WANT to kill. Plus, she floated, which is always particularly creepy. And Chris Hargensen's demise () is much better (or worse LOL) in the remake.

What didn't work IMO: Mrs White, portrayed as a "cutter," and as someone who gave birth (to Carrie) without knowing she'd been pregnant. No one can compare to Piper Laurie's portrayal in the original.

But I still think the remake is better.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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<>Although you'd never know it just by watching the films, The Silence of the Lambs is technically a sequel, and far superior to its predecessor in every possible way.
Oh, terrific, thanks for that gem. Now I can never unread the wiki on the subject.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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Top of my list:

Aliens
Terminator II

Although neither would have been great with out the preceding movie.
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Whoops. Sorry.

I have no idea why my brain thought "remake" when the thread title clearly reads "sequel."

Cripes.
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