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Evie3217
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Usually sequels are awful. Jurassic Park and the Matrix are examples of these. But there are a few gems out there that I have found that are better than the original. I've been trying to think, and these are the ones I've come up with:

Aliens is better than Alien

Terminator 2 is better than Terminator

Empire Strikes Back is better than New Hope

And of course Sister Act 2 is better than Sister Act.


Have any you care to add to the list?

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TL
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Addams Family Values.

Scarface 2: Healedface.

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Shreck 2

Both of the later LOTRs

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Shmuel
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Sister Act 2 is better than Sister Act?!

[incoherent splutter]

...well, you have the right to hold your opinion, even if it's TOTALLY AND UTTERLY WRONG.

[duck]

Anyway, my contributions:

Superman 2 is at least as good as the first Superman film, although choosing the better of the two is a toss-up.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade trumps the first two installments.

And I'm tempted to say that Batman Returns was better than Batman, and that Batman and Robin was easily the most entertaining of the series (which is not to say that it was actually good), but I suspect the reactions to that would make my reaction to the Sister Act thing seem mild and understated.

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Evie3217
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Come on, with all those kids and that one guy singing "Oh Happy Day"? That just made it for me. I might be crazy. I've been told that often enough.
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While Matrix was indeed the best movie of the series, I loved both Matrix 2 and 3.
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X2 > X-Men
Spiderman 2 > Spiderman
Batman Begins > Batman Forever / Batman & Robin, and is on level with the Batman / Batman Returns.

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Shark Attack 2 > Shark Attack
Shark Attack 3 = best possible movie of all time.

That's right, you heard it here first.

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quote:
Originally posted by Shmuel:
Sister Act 2 is better than Sister Act?!

[incoherent splutter]

...well, you have the right to hold your opinion, even if it's TOTALLY AND UTTERLY WRONG.

*seconds*






ST:TWoK v. ST:TMP

'nuff said. [Big Grin]

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Toy Story 2 is better than Toy Story, although they're both good.

And the Harry Potter movies have gotten better as time goes on. I liked #3 & 4 better than 1 & 2.

Second on Shrek 2!

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I was going to say Toy Story 2... But the HP movies... I am annoyed with them...
Shrek 2 was also good.
Spiderman 2 was better than 1 and 1 was really good.

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Ben
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Army of Darkness is better than both Evil Deads.
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Tante Shvester
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I liked The King and II even better than The King and I.
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<snort>
[Laugh] Tante. [Wink]

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Tante Shvester
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And I think we can all agree that Pope John Paul II was greater than Pope John Paul.
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How can you beat Jaws 2 with the electrocuted flaming shark falling into the water at the end, of course they only go down hill from there?

Jaws 3 in 3D

Jaws 4 the revenge, this time itís personal.

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Harry Potter 3 & 4 better than HP 1 & 2.
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But I don't get why everybody thinks Fellowship was worse than the other two. I loved the first LOTR movie. Also loved the first book.
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Godfather 2 is at least as good as The Godfather. Arguably better.
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I enjoyed Meets the Fockers more then Meet the Parents.
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I think "sequels" that are adaptations of books themselves (such as the last to LOTR movies and every Harry Potter movie) shouldn't count as sequels. They're much more related to the books they're adapting than to the previous movies.

</soapbox>

And, I disagree that Terminator 2 was better than Terminator. I find the first movie to be much darker, much scarier, and far more interesting...and, well, adult. Probably has to do with the introduction of the child star. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Tante Shvester:
And I think we can all agree that Pope John Paul II was greater than Pope John Paul.

well it's not that hard to beat someone who was only Pope for a month...

Mighty Ducks 3 > Mighty Ducks 2 > Mighty Ducks

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Alien 3 is better than all the other Alien movies. Duh.

-pH

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Se7en was much better than 0ne through 6ix. Although Thr33 was almost as good.

--Enigmatic

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Megan
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Malcom X was also better than Malcom I through Malcom IX.
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*headbashwall*
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Tante Shvester
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quote:
Originally posted by Megan:
Malcom X was also better than Malcom I through Malcom IX.

Assuredly!

<doesn't like Malcolm in the Middle, and missed the others of that series>

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Oh Malcolm in the Middle is better than Malcom the First and Third.
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quote:
Mighty Ducks 3 > Mighty Ducks 2 > Mighty Ducks
Oh hell no.

Mighty Ducks > Mighty Ducks 2 > Mud > Dragging one's rear through broken glass > Mighty Ducks 3

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quote:
Originally posted by Ben:
Army of Darkness is better than both Evil Deads.

Amen brotha!
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quote:
ST:TWoK v. ST:TMP
Aren't almost all movies better that ST:TMP? That's kind of cheating.
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james01
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Erosomniac I think we need to take this outside. In some pudding.

And while MD3 may be worse than the other two, MD2 is definately better than MD.

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Evie3217
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quote:
Mighty Ducks 3 > Mighty Ducks 2 > Mighty Ducks
Don't think so.
Mighty Ducks 2 > Mighty Ducks 1 > Mighty Ducks 3

Although the scene with the fire ants and the horse poop is hilarious. I think it's onDemand too....hmmm...

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Tante Shvester
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quote:
Originally posted by Kayla:
quote:
ST:TWoK v. ST:TMP
Aren't almost all movies better that ST:TMP? That's kind of cheating.
Have you seen Undiscovered Country?
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james01
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Hm, I might be willing to rearrange it such that MD2 > MD3 > MD1
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Kayla
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That's the one with Kirk in the freezing prison, right? Yep, I've seen 'em all.

However, I think you should note what I actually said.

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Aren't almost all movies better that ST:TMP? That's kind of cheating.
Note the decided lack of the "Star Trek" qualifier before the "almost all movies." I mean, pick any random movie and it's bound to be better than ST:TMP. I'm just saying. . .

[Big Grin]

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I think ST:TMP was better than ST:Generations.

Generations just...sucked...so...much.

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Star Wars: ROJ is better than Star Wars: ESB or NH.

And all of them are better than I-III

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I thought Silence of the Lambs was much better than Red Dragon or Hannibal.
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I'll concede that MD2 was possibly as good as (or, if it's that special time of year, better than) MD1...as long as we're clear that MD3 was worse than diving into a swimming pool full of double edged razor blades.

I'm still open to taking it outside, though. But with Jello, not pudding.

[Edited for mis-deleted thought replacement)

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james01
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We have a consensus then. MD2 => MD1 > MD3

On special days of the year.

How about jello pudding?

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Agreed.

I also agree about Godfather pt. 2 being at least as good as pt. 1, and pt. 3 being great...for me to POOP ON.

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quote:
Originally posted by SC Carver:
How can you beat Jaws 2 with the electrocuted flaming shark falling into the water at the end, of course they only go down hill from there?

Once again, I have to say that the best Shark movie is in fact Shark Attack 3 I mean c'mon, the people on the boat get scared, so they all jump into the water, someguy steals a lifevest from a woman and jumps overboard into the sharks waiting mouth, and to top it off, the Bad Guy rides a Sea-doo down said shark's throat! What more can you ask for? "Worst Acting on the Planet," you say? This movie delivers, so long as when you talk about movies and you say "good" you occaisonally mean, "so bad that it hurts so good."

quote:
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Star Wars: ROJ is better than Star Wars: ESB or NH.

Blasphemy. Ewoks are a step above Gungans, but only because midgets were involved.

Also, Jack Frost II > Jack Frost (The one with the killer snowman, not the one where the kids fater (Kevin Costner?) gets reincarnated as a lovable frosty.

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james01
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Ewoks rock dude.
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Wasn't Kevin Costner
It was that guy with the arched eyebrows.

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SVU is better than the original Law and Order. Does that count?
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quote:
Blasphemy. Ewoks are a step above Gungans, but only because midgets were involved.
Okay, first of all, Ewoks kick Gungan butt, and second, that word makes me wince.
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Ok, Fellowship of the Ring was definately better than Two Towers, though Return of the King was pretty good. But it dddrrraaaaggggeeedddd on, while Fellowship ended quite poignantly.

I never saw Kill Bill 2, but someone please please please tell me it was better than the first one.

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quote:
SVU is better than the original Law and Order. Does that count?
Kqueen, don't make me fling papaya at you.

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I never saw Kill Bill 2, but someone please please please tell me it was better than the first one.
That would depend on what you liked and disliked about the first one. The second one had far less action and less campiness.
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quote:
The one with the killer snowman, not the one where the kids fater (Kevin Costner?) gets reincarnated as a lovable frosty.
Michael Keaton
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