Ah, sequels. That old story where a movie becomes popular enough that it warrants another adventure with the same characters. Sometimes they're intended to follow through from the beginning, other times they're just simple cash grabs. But, hey, who can blame the studios if they make billions of dollars off of one movie? It would seem to be common sense to have another go-round at it.
Because movies have been around for quite some time, a large chunk of what we see now are sequels. Often these sequels are a terrible experience and should never have happened. However, this isn't always the case. There are many examples of a follow-up to a great movie being really good, sometimes even better than the original. That's never an easy thing to do.
Some even say there aren't many original ideas anymore. And the ones that are original aren't bad necessarily, but they're nowhere near a cinematic masterpiece like Jaws. Certainly Jaws 2 wasn't! So whether we like it or not, sequels are the large majority of what we're going to be seeing for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, there is little to no heart put into most of them and they just become vehicles for the studio to make some extra cash.
However, there is hope! Here are 20 Movie Sequels That Were Better Than The Original.
20 Despicable Me 2
19 Captain America: Winter Soldier
18 Die Hard With a Vengeance
17 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
16 Jurassic World
15 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
14 X2: X-Men United
13 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
12 Toy Story 2
11 Spider-Man 2
10 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
9 Kung Fu Panda 2
8 The Dark Knight
6 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4 How to Train Your Dragon 2
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2 Mad Max: Fury Road
1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The original Star Wars is a near perfect masterpiece. There a few hiccups here and there, but it's still fantastic. Then somehow, George Lucas outdid himself and made an even better sequel. Sure it's not perfect, but man, it gets pretty darn close. The Empire Strikes Back features the intense Battle of Hoth, Luke's training as a Jedi, deeper character development, better action, and the greatest plot twist in cinematic history - Darth Vader being revealed as Luke Skywalker's father.
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