Movie sequals/prequals not worth watching. Movie sequals/prequals *worth* watching

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by catman, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. catman

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    The flip side of this discussion-

    lets talk about movies where the 'sequel' was BETTER than the source material

    2 come to mind

    Alien and Aliens

    Alien was a great spooky as hell movie
    Aliens flipped the concept and made a great movie, possibly better than the first
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie)
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer the TV show...who would have thought?
     
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    Lord of the Rings : Two Towers
    Empire Strikes Back.
    The Dark Knight
    Aliens
    Godfather part II
    Terminator 2

    Can't think of anymore, right now
     
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    You know I said in the other thread I can't really think of a sequel that really worked. I really don't count something that was intended as having a part 2 or a trilogy as being a sequel. I'll give it some thought.
     
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    Not too many that i would say are better than the first, most sequals i love are equally as good usually but these stand out for me:-

    28 Weeks Later

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Final Destination 2
     
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    Agree with Buffy!

    Also (although not quite on topic) Dexter. I've just finished reading the book and it was crap! Who'd have thought anyone could make a good TV show out of that?
     
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    Predator 2
    Aliens (obviously)
    2010 (note, I'm not saying it is better than 2001: A Space Odyssey, but it is certainly worth watching)
    Nanny McPhee Returns (aka Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang)

    Like HG in the other thread I don't count the later releases of the LotR or Matrices :wink: films, or any other series of films where the whole story was envisioned before the first movie was made (e.g. Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc.), as sequels.

    Likewise For a Few Dollars More and the Good, the Bad and the Ugly are not really really sequels to A Fistful of Dollars - but all three should be watched anyway - they're blinding.
     
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