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Skyclad01 05-07-10 07:08 PM

Movies with sequels that are as good as the 1st film
 
As we know, a huge majority of sequels are usually sub par of the first film at best. Though I have seen some movies where the sequel is actually just as good as part one and was curious as to what film sequels people though were just as good as part one.

Off the top of my head at the moment...

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets

Aliens

Rush Hour 2

Wishmaster 2


(this only counts for sequels/part 2's only, not part 3 or 4 and etc.)

tommyp007 05-07-10 07:22 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
Godfather 2

cleaver 05-07-10 07:24 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
T2, rotk

Groucho 05-07-10 07:25 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

islandclaws 05-07-10 07:30 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
Troll 2

Blu Man 05-07-10 07:41 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
The Dark Knight

The Cow 05-07-10 07:41 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn
Evil Dead II
Toy Story II

Skyclad01 05-07-10 07:45 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 

Originally Posted by Blu Man (Post 10146410)
The Dark Knight

Is The Dark Knight a sequel or Batman part 6?

Either way, I found TDK way overhyped, way too long of a movie, and extremely slow and boring with a very uninteresting plot. But thats just me.

Hokeyboy 05-07-10 07:47 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
When you pluralize a noun, you don't use an apostrophe between the noun and the s. Sequels, not sequel's. :mad:

gmanca 05-07-10 07:48 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
The French Connection II.

Skyclad01 05-07-10 07:50 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy (Post 10146420)
When you pluralize a noun, you don't use an apostrophe between the noun and the s. Sequels, not sequel's. :mad:

My mistake. Fixed now.

emachine12 05-07-10 07:53 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
Spider-Man 2
New York, I Love You
Shrek 2
Jackass Number Two

Hokeyboy 05-07-10 07:54 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 

Originally Posted by Skyclad01 (Post 10146428)
My mistake. Fixed now.

Sorry. Self-admitted Grammar Nazi.

And I would include Testament of Orpheus, either as a sequel to Blood of a Poet OR Orpheus. Fantastically self-indulgent meta film.

Skyclad01 05-07-10 07:56 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy (Post 10146438)
Sorry. Self-admitted Grammar Nazi.

No worries, I completely understand. :) Usually I am myself, but apparently I don't know how to punctuate nouns properly.

Dr. DVD 05-07-10 07:58 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
Aliens
Dark Knight
T2
Rambo- ok, not as good as the first by a longshot, but definitely served to popularize the character more than people thought could be done.

islandclaws 05-07-10 08:12 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD (Post 10146449)
Rambo- ok, not as good as the first by a longshot, but definitely served to popularize the character more than people thought could be done.

I'd put it up there with the first in terms of enjoyability.

Blu Man 05-07-10 08:17 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 

Originally Posted by Skyclad01 (Post 10146416)
Is The Dark Knight a sequel or Batman part 6?

Either way, I found TDK way overhyped, way too long of a movie, and extremely slow and boring with a very uninteresting plot. But thats just me.

It's sequel to Batman Begins, which is a reboot of the 80's/90's Batman films. It is not part of the same series.

Skyclad01 05-07-10 08:35 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 

Originally Posted by Blu Man (Post 10146480)
It's sequel to Batman Begins, which is a reboot of the 80's/90's Batman films. It is not part of the same series.

Ah, ok. For some reason, I never knew Batman Begins was a reboot. I found Batman Begins just as dull as TDK :(

JJE-187 05-07-10 08:39 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
I agree with TDK and I would put Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen & Twilight: New Moon on there also. I actually like all 3 of these more than the originals

LosingMyMind 05-07-10 08:47 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
Open Water 2

Blu Man 05-07-10 08:49 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 

Originally Posted by JJE-187 (Post 10146513)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

:doh:

fumanstan 05-07-10 09:02 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
X2

I liked Blade 2 more then the first.

mh4268 05-07-10 09:14 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
Before Sunset.

Mountain Biker 05-07-10 09:34 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
All better than the originals...

Dawn of the Dead
Phantasm II
For a Few Dollars More
Death Wish 2
Psycho II

jfoobar 05-07-10 09:50 PM

Re: Movies with sequel's that are as good as the 1st film
 
It's not quite true, but The Hustler --> The Color of Money


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