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  1. Nitt1300

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    Can you think of any that were as good as or better than the original?

    I have only some up with one, and that's "Star Trek, the Wrath of Kahn" and that's only because the first Star Trek movie was so incredibly awful.
     
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    Lord of the Rings(if that counts)?
     
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    Godfather II, was IMO as good or better than the original.
     
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    Toy Story 2 and 3. 4 was not quite as good.
     
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    Young Guns 2 was far superior to the first one.
     
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    For the most part, sequels stink. Occasionally you'll get one that is better than the first.

    Empire Strikes Back
    Aliens (not better, but different, just as good in its own right)
    Evil Dead

    The Harry Potter films maybe don't count. Multiple were better than the first adaptation. Some worse.
     
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    Aliens was better than Alien.
     
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    Empire Strikes Back and Godfather II are the two that stand out the most for me.
     
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    i know I will get crushed but I preferred Rocky II over the original
     
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    City Slickers II
     
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    The Empire Strikes back was just as good if not better than Star Wars
    Bride of Frankenstein
    are 2 right off the top of my head
     
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    Some people prefer Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo over Breakin'
     
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    Thor: Ragnarok blew away the first two Thor films for me. Although this is a little different since all three are part of the huge overall continuum of Marvel movies.
     
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    Terminator 2 over Terminator... not really fair though due to the huge budget difference
     
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    Terminator 2 is a great film, but i also love the Terminator
    Aliens is one of my favorite films of all time
    Captain America: The Winter Solider is one of the best Marvel films
    Godfather 2 is one of the best films ever, so is the first film
    Temple of Doom is one of those films i love watching the most, just awesome replay value but i love all the Indiana Jones films (best trilogy ever)
    Evil Dead 2 is an awesome update/sequel to original film
     
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    The Dark Knight is far better than Batman Begins. X2: X-Men United is also way better than the original X-Men movie, and Logan is far superior to any of the other Wolverine movies. I'd also add Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Silence of the Lambs as 'best of the bunch' for their movies.
     
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    Depends on what you prefer, better script or better special effects.
     
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    Psst, there were 4 (with a 5th on the way)
     
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    i know that i just don't count Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls...made wayyyy later than the first 3 films and was not very good...when i said trilogy i kinda meant the first 3 films in any franchise
     
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    Breakin’ 2...Electric Boogaloo
     
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    Maybe he's like me and the 4th one was so bad it was erased from his memory.:D
     
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    Someone mentioned The Bride of Frankenstein as being better than the original. It absolutely is. Frankenstein is a great movie in its own right, and has aged very well.

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    No, no, no, no, no, Fury Road does not match The Road Warrior.

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    That's fair.
     
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    Third Bourne movie Was as good or better than the first. Second was fairly weak, and the fourth one......well, they made one too many IMO
     
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    3>1>>2>>>4.
     
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    I always thought he was older
     
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    In some weird way I consider Chinatown, L.A. Confidential, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit to be a family of films.

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    Matewan
     
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    Weekend At Bernie’s II
     
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    Sequel to what? It is a great film
     
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    The Molly Maguire's. Same story 40-50 yrs apart
    They just moved the story to WV
     
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    I didn't say they weren't related. Yes, they're very similar but they each have their own unique historical backstory. In particular, Matewan was not based on The Molly Maguires.

    I can accept your saying that "in theory they aren’t sequels but really they are."
     
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    I think you are creating a new meaning to the word "sequel" if you believe "Matewan" and "Molly Maguires" are an original and a sequel. The movies "Battle of Algiers," "Day of the Jackal" and "Topaz" are sequential chronologically but in no way are they "sequels."
     
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    Hot MILFs 12 was far better than 1-11
     
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    Which was better, The Great War (the original) or World War II (the sequel)?
     
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    Now you’re catching on
     

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