Sequels better than the original...

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  1. Perry Jonkheer

    Perry Jonkheer Second Unit

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    Some folks have been talking about how bad MIB2 is. Especially Mr. Dugger... On the flip side of that coin, what sequels have actually been a better film than the original?? My obvious vote is "Aliens."

    Any more???

    I guess I would have to say "Austin Powers, the Spy who Shagged Me" is pretty close.
     
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    Definitely better than the original:
    1. The Godfather Part II
      The Empire Strikes Back
      Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan[/list=1]

      Highly debatable but might be better than the original:
      1. Scream 2
        Terminator 2: Judgment Day
        A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors[/list=1]
     
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    Godfather 2
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Toy Story 2
    Blade 2 (equal with the original)
    Fantasia 2000
    Terminator 2

    -Dean-
     
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    Aliens
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    I certainly would not be willing to argue it, but I would agree that a case could be made for T2. T1 vs T2 could go either way, and it seems my favorite of the two is whichever one I watched most recently. [​IMG]
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    Same with Scream 1 vs. Scream 2...a case could be made for either. I like 'em both!
     
  8. Jim_K

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    Bride of Frankenstein
    Road Warrior
    Star Trek II
    Empire Strikes Back
    From Russia With Love
    Batman Returns
    As good as but not better
    Godfather II
    T2
    Aliens
     
  9. Jeff Willy

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    Evil Dead 2, Dead by Dawn??

    Depends on what you like, I suppose. ED2 is much more comical.
     
  10. Lou Sytsma

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    I much prefer the first Austin Powers over the second.
     
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    What Jim_K said.
     
  12. Perry Jonkheer

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    Lou,

     
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    I would have to add Superman II.
     
  14. Jeremiah

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    I can't say any sequal I have seen is better than the original, but The Empire Strikes Back is probably the one.

    Aliens is close but Alien is pretty awesome, same with The Godfather. I also like T1(T2 is too bubble gum for me), Batman(The Joker takes it), Austin 1(didn't like A2 that much) much better than the sequals.
     
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    Rocky 2
    Terminator 2
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Attack of the Clones-hey! It's a sequel to TPM
    Godfather Part 2
    Lethal Weapon 2
    Aliens
    Rambo 2
    Toy Story 2
    Dawn of the Dead

    That's all that I can think of for now
     
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    How about the second Indy and the second Back to the Future thingy. I have no opinion on Indy and I don't think I saw any of the Back to the Future ones except the first. Jaws 2, anybody [​IMG] ??
     
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    Sometimes I find that I like Back to the Future 2 more than the first installment. You get the future, the past, and an altered version of the present...so how can you lose [​IMG]
     
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    I like all of these sequels better than those that came before them:

    Bride of Frankenstein
    Evil Dead 2
    Army of Darkness
    Goldfinger
    A Shot in the Dark
    Addams Family Values
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Batman Returns
    Scream 2
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
    A Very Brady Sequel
    Back to the Future Part II
    T2
    Lethal Weapon 3
    Die Hard: With a Vengeance
    The Silence of the Lambs (as a sequel to Manhunter)
    Star Trek II
    Along Came a Spider
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    The Bells of St. Mary's
    Toy Story 2
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (at least as good as the original, maybe better)
    Gremlins 2
    Hot Shots! Part Deux
    The Wrong Trousers
     

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