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Barry

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Good Sequels
« on: December 09, 2020, 11:58:37 AM »
In viewing Godfather Coda I realized that I sort of expected it to be as good as Godfather I and II.  I began to think how many sequels neared, or exceeded the quality of the originals.  And how #3 seldom does.

I also thought: what is a sequel TO ME. That is I do not think of Patriot Games as a squeal to The Hunt for Red October because the production was so different. But you can disagree.

Here is my list of good sequels:

Godfather II was as good as I.
Donner’s Superman and his Superman II
Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.
Star Trek II was better than I. and 4, 6 and 8 were good movies.
Terminator I and II. The rest were not very good.
Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back, although Return of the Jedi was on the same level.
Dr. No was followed by From Russia with Love and Goldfinger
Batman Begins and the Dark Knight
I liked Thor III better than the originals.
Captain America I, II, III,
Avengers I, III, IV
Logan was better than Wolverine I or II
Toy Story I, II, III, IV. I liked II best.
Before Sunrise and Before Midnight
Spider-Man I and II not III
Alien and Aliens

Lord of the Rings is like one really long movie to me.

I am not a fan of Harry Potter or Hunger games so they are not listed.

What do you think?







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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2020, 12:26:42 PM »
i think you touched on the best ones.  but there are DEFINITE terrible sequels out there where the first was awesome/classic and the second just awful

mostly just comedies lol
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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2020, 12:35:43 PM »
There wasn't enough room on the internet to list the bad ones.
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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2020, 03:38:32 PM »
Great list Barry. I like the first two Die Hard movies too, although I think the first is slightly better than the second. 
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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2020, 04:43:46 PM »
Good list Barry.

I always thought Christmas Vacation which was the third behind the original Vacation and European Vacation was better and funnier from the 2nd one..

Friday the 13th part 1 and 2 were the only good one's in this franchise. Maybe part 3 if you like 3d. Rest were no good.

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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2020, 05:19:08 PM »
Deadpool 2 is in my opinion better than 1.

I liked John Wick 2 better than 1, but 3, not as much as 1. Although I need to watch it again.
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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2020, 09:23:05 AM »
Good cartoon/animated sequels:

Kung fu panda 2
How to train your dragon 2

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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2020, 05:28:34 PM »
Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome were both better than Mad Max.

I don't consider Fury Road a real sequel, though, so I didn't include it.

Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2020, 05:34:49 PM »
Also, Hellboy II was as good as, if not better than, Hellboy.

Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2020, 05:42:03 PM »
What about Debbie Does Dallas and Debbie Does Dallas....Again?:D:-[
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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2020, 07:33:24 PM »
What about Debbie Does Dallas and Debbie Does Dallas....Again?:D:-[
Have not seen them but I take your word for it. lol. :)
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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2020, 08:41:44 PM »
Also, Hellboy II was as good as, if not better than, Hellboy.
Agreed on this one def. 

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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2020, 10:53:39 PM »
Have not seen them but I take your word for it. lol. :)
I bet Craig can chime in...he had a pretty wild youth ;)
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2020, 07:57:54 AM »
I bet Craig can chime in...he had a pretty wild youth ;)
I only saw " Flesh Gordon " ( rated X at the time - pretty mild today ) and " Alice In Wonderland " - the X rated version. The Mad Hatter had a " 12 " on his hat - " that's not the size of his hat, honey ". ::)
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Re: Good Sequels
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2020, 08:09:39 AM »
where has this discussion gone? lol

fun fact VHS beat out Betamax cause the Porn industry supported VHS
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